Some applications in your IT portfolio may not be a good fit to move to the public cloud. If you’ve considered various private cloud solutions, or have tried to build your own, you know there are often significant drawbacks to these alternatives, especially when you compare them to full-featured public clouds.
You no longer have to choose. Take advantage of a private cloud platform that enables your business needs to get things done fast, with the governance and oversight you need to stay in control. CenturyLink Private Node runs on the same platform as our Public Cloud, so you have access to all of our management, automation, and orchestration capabilities.
High-powered cloud infrastructure, ready to power your most important apps and securely store your most sensitive data. Expand to include Hyperscale instances or a custom configuration of compute, storage, and network.
Give internal teams unique, dev/test sandbox accounts, and easily monitor usage and activity. Extensive self-service features and a complete API.
Broad control for enterprise administrators. Built-in governance, orchestration, and automation to make cloud easy. Comprehensive roles and permissions models to segment access to granular levels. Includes support for chargebacks via detailed invoicing and account hierarchies.
CenturyLink Private Node is physically isolated, but remains connected in key ways: it can be federated with our public cloud to boost usability, and support your desired (hybrid) cloud mix, leveraging CenturyLink’s Cloud Network Services or Direct Connect. It receives new features and enhancements on the same cadence as our public cloud.
Deploy at over 60 CenturyLink locations, in nine countries.
Complete product catalog, available on-demand, just like our public cloud.
Create and manage environments with our powerful management, automation and orchestration platform.
Fully isolated compute, storage, and network on hardware that’s dedicated to you.
Our NOC keeps your Private Node running, 24x7, and delivers against one of the most rigorous SLAs in the industry.
Opt-in for managed services, and let our team manage your most critical operating systems and applications. Available in select locations.
Our platform is SSAE 16 SOC2 Type 2 certified, and we’ve helped customers comply with industry regulations like HIPAA.
Your data is protected by our “defense in depth” security model—satisfying rigorous enterprise security standards without costly add-ons.
|CenturyLink Private Node (CPN)||CenturyLink Public Cloud (CLC)|
|Locations||CenturyLink Data Centers Worldwide||15+ Locations Worldwide|
|Physical Isolation||Yes, for Compute, Storage, Network||No|
|Extensive Self-Service Capabilities||Yes||Yes|
|Block Storage & Optional Simple Backup Service||Yes||Yes|
|Object Storage||Yes||Canada & US|
|Self-Service Network (VPN, Firewall, Load Balancers)||Yes||Yes|
|Billing Model||Minimum build of 16 physical servers.
Increase by quarter-rack increments up to
a full rack of 64 physical servers.
Multi-year commitment required.
|Control Portal (Account Management, Blueprints, Groups, Monitoring, Scheduling)||Yes||Yes|
|Infrastructure Management||CenturyLink Cloud NOC||CenturyLink Cloud NOC|
|Regular Platform Updates & Hotfixes||Yes.
All updates applied to CLC are
automatically available on CPN.
Many organizations are wrestling with ‘shadow IT’ — the use of unauthorized applications. Employees want to be good corporate citizens, and if IT delivers a good solution, users will follow. That’s where CenturyLink’s family of cloud products can help.
Some business needs demand applications that can span both public and private nodes, with the ability to easily manage the environment from within a unified Control Portal. CenturyLink Private Node offers these capabilities, enabling IT organizations to remain agile and responsive.
Developers need self-service tools, automation, and scalability to build great applications — even if those workloads interact with your most sensitive data. CenturyLink Private Node enables management of the entire application lifecycle, all in a dedicated environment.
CenturyLink has sold its data centers and associated colocation business to a consortium led by BC Partners and Medina Capital Advisors. This move led to the creation of a bold, new company, [Cyxtera Technologies](https://www.cyxtera.com/), comprised of world-class talent and technology. CenturyLink will continue to work closely with Cyxtera and the same strong team that has operated the data centers successfully for years and who will continue to deliver world-class customer service and Operational Excellence for all colocation customers. Contact your CenturyLink Account Team to get a price quote matching your specific business needs.
CNS is a suite of network connectivity options provided by CenturyLink.
Lightning-quick servers in the public cloud with 100% flash storage. Breakthrough performance for data and web scale architectures.
A dedicated network connection between a company network and CenturyLink Cloud data centers. Secure, high-speed, and global.