Create CPU, memory or storage alert policies, apply them to servers, and consume alerts in 3 key ways—email, webhook, or through visual indicators in the Control Portal interface.
With scheduled tasks, automate and coordinate maintenance activities, turn off developer machines over the weekend, or automatically delete or archive servers at the end of a project.
Access and control your server's status via a simple power menu.
Create your own baseline OS templates for deployment within the Control Portal. These templates may include customization, software packages, security templates or other components.
All standard servers include 5 days rolling backups, while Premium backup offers 14 days of rolling backups, with copies stored locally and at a secondary regional data center. Or implement your own self-service volume shadow copy service.
Take a snapshot when you reach a milestone to allow a server to be quickly reverted back to a set point in time. Even setup snapshots to be taken at scheduled intervals.
For time-savings, enhanced security and reliability, deploy Patching-as-a-Service to automatically patch your servers (individually or as a Group of servers) using either a Blueprint, script package or API. Ideal for longstanding VMs - 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 incorporates many features that other cloud providers charge extra for, including built-in “defense in depth” security and automated patch management, to ensure your servers remain in conformance with critical OS vendor requirements.
Your data on CenturyLink’s virtual private servers (VPS) 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. Learn More
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 solutions reinforce our highly redundant infrastructure.
We include powerful load balancing and redundancy features that improve 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.
|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 VM 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 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 virtual infrastructure.
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.