Data Analytics for IoT

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Driving Value with Your Data

CenturyLink Cloud is designed for data manipulation. Our Managed Services and self-service offerings, as well as our comprehensive Big Data Service, enable organizations to create a digital transformation strategy designed to profoundly transform their activities and processes.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more ubiquitous in consumers' daily lives, Security, Reliability and how well an organization digitally transforms this mass of sensor data into value will become distinguishing criteria. IoT vendors need to ensure they use partners with established platforms that can support highly available (HA) infrastructure and secure data stores for the collection and processing of large amounts of frequently changing sensor data.

Sensors powering the IoT will become less of a differentiator for vendors. Instead, value will be derived from the ability to build useful analytics from sensor data. From an IoT Analytics Perspective, organizations will need to consider how to optimize huge amounts of data coming in from sensors.

However, Big Data alone doesn’t constitute an IoT Strategy; it's also critical to take into consideration the orchestration of compute, storage, security and availability.

Enabling IoT

CenturyLink Cloud offers an established platform that supports IoT organizations with a range of powerful tools.


Compute Options

Managed Compute/Server

For a flat hourly fee, our engineers will perform a variety of administrative functions on your behalf, including monitoring, patching, updating and backup.

Unmanaged Compute/Server

Create on-demand high-performance cloud servers with any combination of operating system, CPU, memory and storage. Don't get locked into generic server sizes.


Big Data-as-a-Service

Take advantage of our comprehensive Big Data solution integrating Cloudera Hadoop Managed Services on CenturyLink Cloud Bare Metal Servers and Data & Advanced Analytics consulting expertise, delivered over our secure infrastructure and network. Read what 451 Research says about our comprehensive solution.

Advanced Managed Services offers deep technical support of CenturyLink services through a team of highly experienced and credentialed professionals.

Storage

Object Storage stores multiple copies of your object natively, so high availability is already built-in. Perfect for IoT scenarios demanding massive, reliable storage for key data to drive critical business decisions.

Enterprise Service Level Agreements

CenturyLink Cloud offers an industry-leading SLA to host your enterprise-grade IoT workloads. We maintain a 99.9% availability for our products during General Availability. Our SLA exceeds the competition for most services.

Platform IaaS Highlights

Get Notified of Usage Spikes

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.

Secure, Keypair Permissions

Stores collections of files in buckets that are protected with unique keypairs. Point-and-click to assign permissions to other users as needed.

S3-compatible API and Authentication

Our Object Storage service is Amazon S3-compatible, so code and tools that work with S3 should work seamlessly. Use our REST API and the AWS SDK (for .NET and Node.js) to interact with Object Storage.

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High Availability

Object Storage on CenturyLink Cloud is an ideal repository for unstructured data ranging from media files to database backups, and stores multiple copies of your natively, so high availibility is already built in.

Storage for Large Objects

Store any type of file in Centurylink Cloud — multimedia, documents, database backups, archives, and more. Supports direct uploads for files up to 5GB; larger objects may be stored in Centurylink Cloud using multipart file uploads.

Big Data-as-a-Service

Enterprises struggle to manage vast quantities of data on limited compute and storage resources. Big Data solutions such as Apache Hadoop are very powerful, but many businesses lack the technical expertise to implement them. And turning data into actionable insights presents another challenge altogether.

CenturyLink's Big Data Service not only provides unlimited resources in a high-performance computing cluster, but also includes Managed Cloudera Hadoop and the assistance of a dedicated team of Data Science experts.

We begin the engagement with our Data-to-Decisions Workshops, where our expert Big Data Architects collaborate with the customer's management team, aligning business and technology objectives to deliver a pilot data platform scope and Phased Roadmap.

The solution, with storage, processing and management components is then deployed on Bare Metal Cloud servers: a flexible, efficient, scalable environment for processing data. All delivered via CenturyLink secure network and infrastructure.

Advanced Managed Services

Support and Manage Cloud Optimization and Analytics

CenturyLink Advanced Managed Services (AMS) offers deep technical support of CenturyLink services, including Cloud Application Manager, through a team of highly experienced and credentialed professionals. Through Cloud Application Manager, AMS provides a deep dive on cloud optimization and analytics: billing, cost recommendations, best practices for security, availability, and usage.

Our specialists maintain a range of relevant IT industry certifications, and are constantly collaborating and consulting within the organization to deliver a broad spectrum of capabilities. Our evolving partnerships with market leaders in hardware, software, security, storage and networking technologies allow us to provide you with the benefit of deep technical insights.

For the most successful experience, we recommend a consultation with a CenturyLink Solutions Architect and/or Account Manager to assist in determining the best match of resource allocation and subscription level.

Learn about AMS for Data Analytics

Advanced Managed Services offers deep technical support of CenturyLink services through a team of highly experienced and credentialed professionals.

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