Simple Backup Service

Protect your enterprise data with secure, file-level backups in the cloud. Store mission-critical information according to customized retention policies.

Easily backup and restore data with CenturyLink Cloud

Data is the lifeblood of any organization—and keeping that data safely backed up and accessible in the event of file corruption is crucial. On top of that, organizations have different data retention policies that govern how long certain types of information should be backed up and where it should be physically hosted.

For servers running in the public cloud, Simple Backup Service offers the ultimate in reliability and convenience. Just point-and-click to create backup policies that meet your requirements, then apply them to servers in the CenturyLink Cloud.

From there, Simple Backup Service does the rest for you—data is automatically backed up in secure object storage and retained according to the policy. Restores are simple too—just click on a “point-in-time” backup event, and the data will be automatically restored within minutes.

File-level backups for cloud servers for storing and retaining data on CenturyLink Cloud Platform

Simple Backup Service

Screenshot of a simple backup policy that has been applied to many servers
Peace of Mind Reliability & Security
  • Simple Backup Service operations are completely automated. Data is transferred from your server to secure object storage over the Internet. The backups are stored for as long as you specify.
  • Restores are simple—just select the point-in-time backup you want to restore from, click and it’s done.
  • Data in transit between the client and the backup infrastructure uses a secure TLS (transport layer security) connection. All backups are fully encrypted for storage and decrypted upon restore.*
Screenshot of how to create a simple backup policy
Comply with Enterprise Data Retention Policies
  • Create and apply policies for data retention that match common corporate guidelines.
  • Customize every aspect of your data backups—including location, frequency of backup, and retention period.
  • Supports data sovereignty, with backup sites in the US, Canada, the EU and APAC.
  • Store data for as long as required—days, month, or years.
Screenshot of a backup restoration point
Flexible & Easy to Use
  • The Simple Backup Service is integrated with the Control Portal, and API accessible.
  • Point-and-click to install the backup agent—no need to SSH or RDP to get started.
  • Keep backups efficient, by specifying only the file paths you need. Only files in those paths will be backed up. Configure folders to exclude as well.
  • Supports virtual machines, Bare Metal and Hyperscale cloud servers on the CenturyLink Cloud Platform.

* The Canada region does not currently support encryption.

Highlights

Fully Self-Service & API Accessible

Start backing up enterprise data immediately in CenturyLink Cloud—simply apply a policy to your server to get started. From there, an agent is installed and your data is backed up in regular intervals automatically.

Create & Apply Customized Retention Policies

No matter your requirement—days, weeks, months or even years—Simple Backup will keep your data safe and secure for the duration you specify.

Pay as You Go and Only for What You Use

Backup as much or as little data as you like—Simple Backup Service only charges for the storage you use. And to help keep costs low, only the changes in data since the last backup are included in the backup operation.

Global Availability

Data sovereignty matters—so Simple Backup Service keeps your data in-region, wherever that may be. Host backups in world-class data centers around the globe.

Data Protection

Data loss can result from numerous threats and it’s only a matter of time before it happens. The key is to be prepared; Simple Backup Service can protect your data and provide you with peace of mind.

Short Term & Long Term Data Retention

Data type often dictates retention requirements. With Simple Backup Service, extensive configurability allows you to keep your data for as long or short of a duration you need.

Data Location

Storage location is also important when it comes to backups, whether it’s due to data sovereignty laws, geo-redundancy needs, or speed of backups. Combined with CenturyLink Cloud’s global footprint, Simple Backup Service provides the flexibility to meet your data location requirements.

Scalability

A scalable and affordable backup solution is a must for any business focusing on growth. Simple Backup Service offers advanced API integration at a competitive price, and the solution offers easy ways to minimize restore costs, so your business can maximize its budget.

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Simple Backup Service Backups

Protect your enterprise data with secure, file-level backups in the cloud.

$0 / hour
Simple Backup Service Restore

Data that is restored from backup.

$0.10 / GB

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