Enterprise IT Solutions

Take your cloud strategy to the next level with cloud services that are secure, reliable and scalable.


Why pay for infrastructure you only need intermittently? With Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), scale up when you need it and scale down when you don’t. We can help you balance loads and manage networks with VLANs on a complete set of enterprise cloud services to power existing or new apps. At the same time, reap the benefit of a more reliable, proven service that enterprises demand.

While companies’ initial motivations to embrace cloud computing are as diverse as each business—from reining in “Shadow IT” to empowering business units and increasing agility—one common consideration is that complex businesses have complex cloud requirements that aren't easily satisfied. The fact is that not all clouds are created equal—and some clouds, like the CenturyLink Cloud, are better suited to the advanced needs of enterprise deployments.

Enterprises Trust CenturyLink Cloud to Run Their Businesses

That’s no surprise. CenturyLink Cloud is architected for enterprise. Our flexible and robust cloud services are ideal for a range of enterprise scenarios—from running line of business applications to development and testing, and everything in between.

Business Applications

Host the business and collaboration apps you already run internally in an enterprise cloud. Benefit from as much as 30% lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Have the peace of mind that comes with block storage, flexible backup options, and optional Disaster Recovery (DR). Support global workloads with geo-specific services.

Enterprise Workloads

Protect your data with “Defense in Depth” security. Our high-performance, secure infrastructure is backed by a 99.99% SLA. CenturyLink Enterprise supports even the most complex and resource-intensive applications. For customers with special compliance requirements, we can help with audits like HIPAA, ISO, PCI, and other regulations.

Dev and Test

Develop and test your applications in the cloud with agile, pay-as-you-go computing resources. Manage more virtual machines in less time through our powerful Control Portal, or using Runner. Pause and archive servers for additional savings. Easily spin up an automated Dev/Test environment or use CenturyLink Cloud's AppFog Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

Hosted Cloud Computing Applications

Ease IT management burden with a globally distributed architecture with built-in automation technologies. Achieve cloud scale, elasticity, and self-service natively without compromise. Allow developers to focus on building apps—not time-consuming infrastructure configuration—with AppFog Platform-as-a-Service.

Online Hosting

Cloud-enable your products. Onboard customers faster with Blueprints. Run your web properties on CenturyLink Cloud servers or AppFog. Both feature high Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS) for database intensive apps. CenturyLink products are guarded by stringent security and compliance requirements when making online payments or protecting user data.

Infrastructure Management & Automation

Quickly provision, interact with, and modify enterprise IT environments anywhere and anywhere using Runner. Manage environments on the CenturyLink Cloud or other clouds like AWS, Google, and Azure, as well as on-premise infrastructure and servers in remote data centers.

CenturyLink Enterprise Cloud Computing

We make building a customized, powerful solution easy. You choose the features for your virtual environment. CenturyLink Enterprise Cloud consolidates industry leading software, storage, and server and network technologies into a single, simple, flexible, and secure factory-integrated platform. Our solution gives organizations the ability to start small and scale their footprint to thousands of virtual machines. In addition, you have access to all of the necessary mechanics needed to support the solution. Our Enterprise Cloud solution allows organizations deploying cloud services to cut costs through greater efficiency and improve their bottom line business results, while delivering the services their customers need for business critical applications.

Cloud Orchestration and Management
Compute

CenturyLink Cloud offers you an Enterprise Class, customizable IT Infrastructure that gives you the ability to control the virtual and physical resources of your systems. Here’s an overview of our compute features:

Public Cloud and Private Cloud
Hyperscale Servers
  • Persistent, 100% flash storage
  • Compute, memory, storage, and OS flexibility
  • Workload distribution
  • CPU, memory, or storage alert policies
  • Task scheduling
Network
Network

The CenturyLink Cloud network depends on enterprise-grade hardware to reliably deliver safe traffic to virtual machines. Customer integration is made easy through VPN tunnels and intra-data center direct connect. Here’s an overview of CenturyLink Cloud network features:

Network Architecture
Customer Network Integration
  • Site-to-site VPN
  • Client VPN
  • Intra Data Center Direct Connect
Traffic Management
Storage
Storage

Protect your information and have it available when you need it. Our storage features are affordable and secure. CenturyLink Cloud has broad range of options that include:

Block or File Storage
  • Ultimate flexibility
  • High performance
  • Dynamically adjust disk size as required
Object Storage
  • Native cloud apps
  • Long term storage of static data
  • Secure, managed file transfer
Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery

Leverage holistic solutions designed to minimize the impact of unplanned events and keep your business operational. We bring you cost-effective solutions that give you peace of mind. CenturyLink Cloud offers disaster recovery that include the following elements:

DRaaS
  • Live test failover
  • Protection groups
  • Live failback
  • Custom check point intervals
  • Runbook Automation
Backup
Integrated Backup

CenturyLink has an optional integrated backup product, the Simple Backup Service. Our solution offers file-based backup that include the following elements:

Simple Backup Service
  • Fully self-service
  • Cost effective
  • Customized retention policies
  • Global reach

Benefits

Enterprise-Level Security

Data centers are safeguarded by industry-leading physical and environmental protection standards. They are staffed 24x7x365 and monitored by camera. Cloud environments are housed in private, caged enclosures. Around that, CenturyLink Cloud enforces a robust digital firewall that protects your cloud environment with role-based access, real-time monitoring, and NOC support. Learn more about protecting your Enterprise Systems and Data with CenturyLink Cloud Security.

Eliminate Inefficiencies

Significantly lower the high cost of infrastructure hardware, management, and support. Align your IT to your business. Pay as you go for efficient, productive, and predictable infrastructure service. Manage your costs. Pay for only the resources you need. Take advantage of Managed services with no minimum cost. Choose the Support Tier that fits your Enterprise needs. Estimate your bill with our Price Estimator. Find out more about CenturyLink Cloud Pricing.

Focus on Core Business

Agile environment resources are ready for you when you need them. Implement quickly. Move fast to scale up projects and shut them down when no longer needed. Customize an environment that’s right for you. Increase support for mobile, social, and data intelligence. Give your app engineers all the automation tools they need to build environments in just a few clicks. Spin up and tear down Dev/Test environments fast. Find out more about our Cloud Automation with Runner.

Strategic Growth

Extend your competitive edge across the entire value chain through our CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider program. Pool API, Blueprints, and add-ons with resources partners in different industries. Whether you’re an independent consultant, agent, or reseller CenturyLink Cloud offers the best partner marketing options. Find out more about our CenturyLink Partnership program. View our Ecosystem Partner List.

Enterprise IT Automation

Automation takes on a whole new shape with Runner, which easily automates and orchestrates complex enterprise IT solutions across multiple environments anywhere. That's right – anywhere. Runner works on CenturyLink Cloud as well as other cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, and others; in addition to on-premise infrastructure and external data centers. Runner leverages the power and functionality of Ansible, exposing it to integrate cloud and on-premise connectivity.

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