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Quickly provision, interact with and modify IT environments.

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Efficiently Manage Your Infrastructure

Runner makes automation easy and accessible to everyone. Between public cloud platforms, private clouds and on-premises devices, more and more organizations are deploying hybrid IT solutions that can take a lot of time and resources to manage. Runner provides orchestration across multiple clouds or other hosts.


Hybrid IT and Cloud orchestration service Runner delivers configuration management through both a dashboard and API.

Available Anywhere

Runner is a hybrid IT management tool for quickly and easily automating any infrastructure. Control devices in data centers or on-premises, or scale infrastructure in any cloud environment.


Runner offers configuration management, service deployment and cloud resource control in any IT environment, anywhere.

One-Click Provisioning

Create Runner jobs via our dashboard or API, then automate them later. Or search our Marketplace for common jobs to get you started fast.


Push-button provisioning and cloud orchestration, powered by Ansible, for DevOps and Production.

Collaboration Made Simple

Runner is state-based and repeatable, so you get the same result every time you run a job. We’ve made sharing jobs simple. You can share a job's payload, YAML files, or an entire job catalog.

Runner Features

Powered by Ansible
  • Leverages the power and functionality of Ansible and exposes it to integrate cloud and on-premise connectivity.
  • State-based, massively parallel and repeatable. Get the same results every time, no matter the size of infrastructure or jobs.
Simple Control Panel
  • Quickly create, schedule and run jobs from either the dashboard or via API.
  • Monitor and report on status, and easily share within your organization.
Automated Infrastructure
  • Fast and easy automation of infrastructure in any cloud or data center.
  • Provision, configure and deploy environments anywhere - CenturyLink Cloud, third-party cloud providers, and on-premises.
Focused on Reuse
  • From the most advanced users to those new to the Cloud, our Runner UI makes it easy to create jobs and execute them.
  • Run Public Shared jobs from within our Marketplace. No Ansible knowledge required.

Use Cases

Multi-Environment Setups

With Runner, you can update servers across different environments with a single job. Installing, patching, and updating operating systems manually can be a pain. Whether you manage just a few servers or thousands, Runner can keep you focused on the big picture.

Install Software Instantly

When you want to install the latest blogging software on your website or some application that monitors traffic or usage. Runner makes it easy to download, configure, and expose the software you need to be productive in minutes.

Scheduled Power Downs

If there are machines you don’t need on weekends or overnight, schedule Runner jobs to turn them off or react to changes in usage to shut down or stand up machines. Pay only for what you need when you need it, so you can keep your IT costs to a minimum.

A free trial with up to $500 in usage

  • No-cost onboarding support from our Cloud Solution Architects
  • Access to CenturyLink Cloud products and services
  • High performance, fast deployment times and intuitive management capabilities that will push your business forward

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Runner

Makes automation easy and accessible to everyone. Between public cloud platforms, private clouds and on-premises devices, more and more organizations are deploying hybrid IT solutions that can take a lot of time and resources to manage. Runner provides orchestration across multiple clouds or other hosts.

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