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Expedite Your Cloud Adoption Journey

Accelerate your cloud implementation by leveraging CenturyLink’s Cloud Onboarding Services. Our team is composed of solutions architects with deep cloud experience on the enterprise scale. You can select from a menu of QuickStart Onboarding Packages designed specifically for CenturyLink Cloud, Dedicated Cloud Compute, Cloud Application Manager, Vormetric DSM and SafeHaven Disaster Recovery. Or you can engage with our Solutions Consulting team for an intensive, personalized consultation. Contact one of our sales staff to discuss how we can facilitate your success.

QuickStart Onboarding

While our customers generally find our products intuitive and easy, new customers to our Hybrid IT Delivery Platform often benefit from having our Cloud Services Onboarding Group assist with their transition — or simply help speed the process. But don't just believe us. Let our actual customers share how much CenturyLink QuickStart Onboarding has helped them in their Digital Transformation journey.

With our Onboarding Services, we take a collaborative approach to facilitate each customer’s adoption of our Hybrid IT Delivery Platform. We consult closely to identify and prioritize each customer's unique business challenges and goals. And we help customers empower their internal staff with new skills and the confidence to realize the benefits of the whole range of cloud services we offer.

CenturyLink Cloud
QuickStart Onboarding

Dedicated Cloud Compute
QuickStart Onboarding

Cloud Application Manager
QuickStart Onboarding

Vormetric DSM
QuickStart Onboarding

QuickStart Onboarding

QuickStart Onboarding Packages for CenturyLink Cloud

The following QuickStart Onboarding packages are available for CenturyLink Cloud. These cost-effective offerings enable customers to accelerate their cloud adoption, maximize ROI, and ensure usage of the latest best practices for optimal performance and reliability.

Please contact our Cloud Sales Architecture team at cloudhelp@centurylink.com to order or learn more about the QuickStart Onboarding packages listed below.

CenturyLink Cloud QuickStart
CenturyLink Cloud QuickStart
CenturyLink Cloud QuickStart
Advanced Plus
CenturyLink Cloud QuickStart
Kick-Off Meeting/Quick Overview X X X X
Architecture Review & Best Practices Consultation X X X X
Post-Deployment Debrief & Long-Term Support Overview X X X X
Designated Engineer Assigned for Onboarding X X X X
Designated Project Manager Assigned for Onboarding X
Detailed CenturyLink Cloud Training Session
(1-2 hours)
Assistance with Provisioning Network Services & User IDs
VPN Tunnel, Firewall Rules, Shared Load Balancer
Assisted Server Provisioning Services Up to 4 Servers Up to 10 Servers
& 2 OVF Imports
Up to 15 Servers
& 5 OVF Imports
Up to 30 Servers
or OVF Imports
Planning Session: Account Hierarchy Design and Deploy
Critical for large enterprises with Shadow IT, departmental charge-backs or security concerns
* Module A: Leveraging Automation with Blueprints, Runner and APIs
Assisting customers to create their own automation (Q&A, basic script and Blueprint/Runner guidance; 20 hours maximum)
* Choose from
A, B or C
* Module B: LBaaS Module
Install and configure Netscaler, HAProxy, or F5 Load Balancer(s). Import virtual load balancer appliance (up to 3 appliances.) Custom expressions (appexpert)/iRules are outside of the scope of this package.
* Choose from
A, B or C
* Module C: Identify Management Module
Account Hierarchy/Governance design session. Implementation consulting assistance (AD Domain extension, management, SAML configuration, 8 hours maximum)
* Choose from
A, B or C
Deep Dive Multi-Day Platform Classes
Topics: Account Hierarchy, Blueprints, API, Runner (training and hands-on workshop), Servers, Storage, Backup, Networking, Autoscale, Security
Planning Session: Connectivity Options and VLAN Access Policy Planning X
Assisted Core Infrastructure Provisioning
Includes Authentication, Directory Services, Backups and Monitoring Service
Length of Engagement 30 days 30 days 45 days 90 days
Costs $600 $2,000 $5,000 $20,000

Solutions Consulting

Engage Our Consulting Team

CenturyLink consultants can work closely with you accelerate your Digital Transformation journey. Empower innovation, improve agility, leverage data and analytics, and gain competitive advantage through faster time-to-market and improved efficiencies.

Contact our Cloud Sales Architecture team at cloudhelp@centurylink.com for a no-obligation consultation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Hybrid IT Architecture
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Enterprise IT Solutions
  • Security and Compliance
  • Storage and Network
  • Cloud Migration

Customer Feedback

“An excellent onboarding experience. Meetings were scheduled in a convenient manner matching our schedule. Any questions that arose during the engagement were always pursued quickly and answered.”
— A Leading Securities & Commodities Exchange

“The onboarding engineer was great — he was very accommodating, patient, and went above and beyond what he contractually had to. We came away feeling like we had all the tools necessary to successfully set up and manage our environment.”
— An Online Marketplace Site

“CenturyLink’s Cloud Onboarding services provided the best introduction to a platform that I have encountered in my career.”
— A Leading Multinational Mass Media and Information Firm

“The CLC onboarding services were excellent.”
— A National Fast Food Restaurant

“I was extremely impressed with the onboarding team’s approach. As a customer, the onboarding team has left many in my organization feeling very good about our decision to move to the CTL cloud. If the onboarding team is any indication of the level of customer service we will receive in the future, that will reinforce our impression of your overall organization.”
— A Government Agency

Service setup
CenturyLink Cloud QuickStart Express

Assisted Deployment and Training Services to help you accelerate your journey to the cloud. Provisioning for up to 4 servers.

CenturyLink Cloud QuickStart Advanced

Assisted deployment services and best practice consultation to maximize ROI. Provisioning for up to 10 servers and 2 OVF imports.

CenturyLink Cloud QuickStart Advanced Plus

Assisted deployment services, best practice consultation and 1 addtional planning and implementation module. Assisted provisioning for up to 15 servers and 5 OVF imports.

CenturyLink Cloud QuickStart Enterprise

Tailored for strategic and/or enterprise organizations requiring complex onboarding. Applicable to customers who have extended onboarding requirements. Provisioning for up to 30 servers/OVF imports.


A free trial with up to $500 in usage

  • Up to $500 in usage of self-service products and services.**
  • Access to a wide range of CenturyLink Cloud standard services.
  • High performance, fast deployment times and intuitive management capabilities that will push your business forward.
** $500 trial credit excludes Cloud Application Manager, Dedicated Cloud Compute, Dedicated Cloud Compute Foundation and Managed Disaster Recovery Service. Limit one trial account per customer. Trial credits expire after 90 days. A valid credit card is required to activate your trial account. Refer to our CenturyLink Cloud Agreement , Supplemental Terms and Acceptable Use Policy for other terms and conditions.

*We will send a SMS message to verify your account, standard rates apply.

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