More and more businesses are increasing their investment in cloud services. So how can Systems Integrators capitalize on this trend? By expanding their portfolio to include services based on cloud infrastructure and advanced cloud management from CenturyLink. Our systems integration customers have achieved proven success and business results.
The CenturyLink Cloud was built from the ground up to be a complete enterprise cloud, with public cloud, private cloud, managed services, and platform-as-a-service all manageable through a unified management platform, the Control Portal. Our capabilities for security, reliability, data sovereignty, performance, and disaster recovery exceed the requirements of even your most demanding customers.
Help customers easily migrate apps to the cloud. Once they are on the platform, our powerful cloud management tools to will help reduce support complexity with our built-in self service capabilities.
Create new SaaS models from existing single-tenant software. Deploy a new instance on demand with sophisticated orchestration tools.
Accelerate development with our enterprise-class Platform-as-a-Service, or simply give your engineers a flexible dev environment for a seamless handoff to production - all with a few clicks.
Templatize the most common server configurations and complex software environments leveraging our Blueprint orchestration tools to speed deployment and standardize best practices across practice groups and locations.
Our web-based admin interface helps you provision new environments, and manage those already created. These tasks are easier with the CenturyLink Cloud than with any other alternative, because we automate so many of the required day-to-day activities.
Manage a group of servers in bulk. Run maintenance, patching, and update activities across many servers at once.
Track consumed resources (memory, CPU, disk usage, and server performance). Use the report library to show trends and projected usage.
CenturyLink Cloud Blueprints offer the opportunity to “standardize” or “templatize” best-practice optimized cloud environments that are easy to deploy across practice groups, team and locations.
Author complex "templates" of common cloud environments that may include a number of complex attributes. Server configurations, operating systems, software packages, scripts and maintenance schedules can be included in a single Blueprint. This Blueprint may then be used in the future to create a new environment with just a few clicks and greatly reduced likelihood of error.
This makes it easier for you or others to browse and find the environment you want to create.
Everything is configurable - memory, CPU, or storage amounts, even the software to be installed and the sripts to execute.
For sequential build outs, order each step of the deployment process. Add packages to execute, or even nest blueprints as a step in the build.
Submit the blueprint for publishing to the blueprint library for you or your customers to use repeatedly.
Manage large-scale deployments without the burden of configuring and monitoring each server individually. This lets you grow your cloud offering or SaaS solution without growing staff. Manage your infrastructure with built-in tools such as autoscale, resource limits, task scheduling, default server configurations, batch run packages or blueprints across any or all servers, and adjust environment footprints as needed. As your needs grow, you can also take advantage of Managed Services such as Managed OS and Managed Backup.
Our public cloud platform natively support multi-tiered billing structures, so processing invoices and providing detailed usage reports by account is a snap. Other Account Management options are available from the CenturyLink Cloud Control Portal as well.
Each VM and add-on service (such as SafeHaven Disaster Recovery) is tracked with a unique account, so you can easily bill each customer just what they owe. Your accounting team won’t be buried trying to parse through a confusing invoice with hundreds of line items. The breakdown is provided for you.