Create CPU, memory or storage alert policies, apply them to individual cloud servers or logical Groups. You can consume alerts in three ways — email, webhook, or through visual indicators in the Control Portal web interface.
With Scheduled Tasks, you can automate and coordinate maintenance activities, turn off developer machines over the weekend, or automatically delete or archive servers at the end of a project.
Our intuitive Control Portal allows you to access and control the status of your cloud servers via a simple power menu. Power Operations include Shut Down, Pause, Reboot, Power Off, Reboot and Maintenance.
Whether you need to run a simple script on a few servers, or repeatedly install Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2012, or even need to perform a general availability update to your Linux environment across thousands of servers, it’s all made easy with Blueprints and included in your CenturyLink Cloud account.
All Standard servers include five days rolling backups, while Premium backup offers 14 days of rolling backups, with copies stored locally and at a secondary regional data center. Alternatively, you may choose to implement your own self-service volume shadow copy service.
Take a snapshot of any cloud server (or Group of servers) when you reach a milestone to allow a server to be quickly reverted back to a set point in time. You can even set up snapshots to be taken at scheduled intervals, as well as control retention duration, up to 10 days.
For time-savings, enhanced security and reliability, deploy Patching-as-a-Service to automatically patch your cloud servers (individually or as a Group of servers) using either a Blueprint, script package or API. Ideal for longstanding virtual machines — where you need to be able to count on them over a long period of time — and mission-critical workloads.
The CenturyLink Cloud was designed to be exceptionally secure and compliant, and includes at no additional cost many features that other cloud providers charge extra for. Our platform offers built-in “defense in depth” security and an option of automated patch management, to ensure your servers remain in conformance with critical OS vendor requirements.
Create your own baseline OS templates for deployment of cloud servers within the Control Portal. These templates may include customization, software packages, security templates or other components.
Your data on CenturyLink’s cloud platform are protected by our “defense in depth” security model, satisfying rigorous enterprise security standards without costly add-ons.
Our cloud infrastructure is optimized across the stack for high performance — from premium hardware to custom performance enhancing technologies.
Choose where your apps and data reside. Build and manage cloud servers across multiple interconnected data centers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany and more.
Our platform is SSAE 16 SOC2 Type 2 certified, and we’ve helped customers comply with industry regulations like HIPAA, PCI DSS and ISO27001.
Server Groups empower you to organize, administer and manage many servers as a single unit. Perform power operations, view reports, create alerts and schedule events in one place.
Built-in disaster recovery features reinforce our highly-redundant infrastructure. Add Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service with SafeHaven for CenturyLink Cloud for maximum peace of mind.
We include powerful built-in redundancy features that improve uptime — all included in the cost of your cloud servers. You can also augment with additional services such as shared or dedicated load balancing for maximum uptime. .
Build cloud servers to meet your specific requirements, rather than choosing from a rigid set of pre-configured options. Our servers are consumed and billed on an hourly basis — no contract required. So you can scale up or down as best makes sense for your development, testing or production requirements.
|CPU||Up to 16 vCPUs||hourly, per vCPU|
|Memory||Up to 128 GB RAM||hourly, per GB|
|Storage||Up to 4 TB local||hourly, price per GB allocated|
|Orchestration||Use Blueprints to build an unlimited number of deployable “templates” including cloud server specs, operating systems, software packages, and scripts. Deploy on-demand.||included|
|Infrastructure Management||Conduct routine infrastructure administrative tasks, including maintenance and bulk updates.||included|
|Infrastructure Monitoring||Comprehensive Cloud Server monitoring and reporting across memory, CPU, disk usage, and server performance.||included|
|Account Management||Track Cloud Server usage with categories that match their organizational structure. This simplifies billing across different divisions.||included|
|Autoscale||Manage and apply CPU Autoscale policies for cloud servers. Automatically scale up and down based on user-defined thresholds.||included|
|Security||“Defense in depth” security model, with safeguards at multiple levels.||included|
|Patch Management||Automatic patching of individual servers or Groups through Blueprint, script package or API.||included|
The following products are available for customers with advanced requirements. They may be added to a single cloud server or Groups of servers. Contact us for a custom quote.
|Networking||Supports data transfer over public Internet interfaces. Note: there is no charge for internal data center traffic.||Cost on a per GB-out model|
|Data Backup||Set custom retention policies for data stored on VMs.||Cost per GB used|
|Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity||Off-site replication to a secondary data center for the 2 most recent backups. Service Level Agreements for RTO and RPO are also available.||Cost per GB used & network bandwidth consumed for replication|
|Virtual Load Balancing||Citrix Netscaler virtual load balancer.||Monthly, per virtual|
|CDN||CDN delivery services from multiple providers.||Appliance instance. Different sizes are available.|
|IPSEC VPN||Persistent point-to-point VPN tunnel.||Cost per GB|
CenturyLink’s cloud servers are preconfigured with an ever-growing list of operating systems. You can also upload your own images of supported operating systems.
|RedHat Enterprise Linux 5|
|RedHat Enterprise Linux 6|
|RedHat Enterprise Linux 7|
|Windows Server 2008 R2|
|Windows Server 2012|
|Windows Server 2012 R2|
2 Ghz+ Processor (up to 16 CPU)
1 GB (up to 128 GB)
|Block Storage w/ Standard Backup
Persistent storage (single data center, 5 days of snapshot backup). Price per GB.
|Block Storage w/ Premium Backup
Persistent storage (single data center, 14 days of snapshot backup). Price per GB.
Resources charged hourly, monthly estimates based on 720 hours. Does not include operating system/software licensing.
View our step-by-step guides on how to create and manage your cloud servers.
Experts at the ready to maintain and administer your cloud deployments. Rapid provisioning, hourly billing, and highly automated.
Lightning-quick servers in the public cloud with 100% flash storage. Breakthrough performance for data and web scale architectures.
The computing power of a physical server, with the automation and pay-as-you-go flexibility of a virtual machine.
Our cloud stack, isolated and dedicated to you. Deploy in over 55 CenturyLink locations around the world.
Manage and gain insight on a collection of servers, organized to your preferences, manageable in bulk.