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Expedite Your Cloud Adoption Journey

While our customers generally find our products intuitive and easy to adopt, new customers to our Hybrid IT Delivery Platform often benefit from having our Senior Cloud Architects assist with their transition — or simply help speed up the process.

With our Express Orientation Service, designed specifically for CenturyLink Cloud, we take a collaborative approach to facilitate each customer’s cloud adoption. We consult closely with customers to identify and prioritize their specific needs and identify challenges we can help them overcome. We also help customers fully realize the benefits of our platform so their staff can feel confident in getting the most out of their services.

Express Orientation Service for CenturyLink Cloud

The Express Orientation Service package is custom-designed exclusively for CenturyLink Cloud. This cost-effective offering enables customers to accelerate their cloud adoption, maximize ROI, and ensure usage of the latest best practices for optimal performance and reliability.

Please contact our Cloud Orientation Team at CloudOrientation@centurylink.com to learn more about Express Orientation Service.

Phase Description
Orientation Meeting Kickoff your project with our Orientation Team where you will be assigned a project team specifically aligned and committed to your project lifecycle.
Requirements and Environment Planning Meeting Benefit from enterprise level consulting and recommendations. Work with enterprise level architects to review architecture, design plans and technical requirements for your project.
Platform Orientation Meeting Learn from the best in class as we build on your industry expertise to increase cloud knowledge, virtualization, and the latest in products and features to ensure a robust, secure, and global environment that delivers.
Architecture Planning and Implementation Lean on our engineers for build guidance for servers, network, storage, and application services to accelerate implementation and reduce costly build cycles.
Implementation Review Review your build processes and implementations with your cloud architect. Receive best practice consultation while you test to ensure that the appropriate requirements for your environment have been met.
Orientation Wrap Up Prior to the completion of your orientation, we confirm that all of your project goals have been achieved. We will also ensure that you are aligned with the appropriate level of continued support for your CenturyLink environment.

Additional Orientation Services Available

In addition to Express Orientation for CenturyLink Cloud, orientation solutions are also available to support your implementation and migration to a variety of our services. We offer specialized orientation for CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation, Cloud Application Manager, SafeHaven Disaster Recovery and other services, either individually or in complex multi-service configurations. Most of these solutions are contracted through a Statement of Work (SOW), allowing us to customize the solution to each Customer.

CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation

This service is a software-defined data center that enables full automation and self-service via vCloud Director and extensive APIs. It offers native remote console access via an IP-based KVM solution. You may engage our Orientation Team to get your team up and running, or you can engage our expert management teams to implement and maintain your private cloud solution for the full "white-glove" treatment. And underneath it all, the hypervisor and infrastructure are fully-managed.

Cloud Application Manager

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager is a flexible, multi-cloud management solution that enables IT transformation by orchestrating the delivery of infrastructure, applications and services across any cloud. This solution provides three main components essential to managing and governing cloud applications and infrastructure. You may elect to use our Orientation Team to get started, or you can choose Managed Services Anywhere to leverage a comprehensive team of ongoing support.

SafeHaven Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery is a critical component of any business continuity program. But it can be an enormous challenge to identify the risks and build out a comprehensive solution. Our SafeHaven Disaster Recovery service is easy to maintain, but can be a challenge to configure initially. Our Orientation Team can take the pain out of that process, and ensure that you're getting the most out of your service.

Reach out to our Cloud Orientation Team to discuss your unique needs and learn more about all of our Orientation Services.

Customer Feedback

Whenever you engage our Orientation Team, you will be supported by world-class architects with broad expertise. We help you leverage industry best practices and real-life experiences that drive innovation, performance and reliability. We work closely with customers to ensure a streamlined implementation of services. But don't take our word for it; let our customers speak for themselves.

"An excellent onboarding experience. Meetings were scheduled in a convenient manner matching our schedule. Any questions that arose during the engagement were always pursued quickly and answered."

— A Leading Securities & Commodities Exchange

"The engineer was great - he was very accommodating, patient, and went above and beyond what he contractually had to. We came away feeling like we had all the tools necessary to successfully set up and manage our environment."

— An Online Marketplace Site

“CenturyLink Cloud Orientation services provided the best introduction to a platform that I have encountered in my career.”

— A Leading Multinational Mass Media and Information Firm

“The CLC orientation services were excellent.”

— A National Fast Food Restaurant

"I was extremely impressed with the Orientation Team's approach. As a customer, the Orientation Team has left many in my organization feeling very good about our decision to move to the CTL cloud. If the onboarding team is any indication of the level of customer service we will receive in the future, that will reinforce our impression of your overall organisation."

— A Government Agency

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CenturyLink Cloud Orientation Service

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A free trial with up to $500 in usage

  • Up to $500 in usage of self-service products and services.**
  • Access to a wide range of CenturyLink Cloud standard services.
  • High performance, fast deployment times and intuitive management capabilities that will push your business forward.
** $500 trial credit excludes Cloud Application Manager, Dedicated Cloud Compute, CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation and Managed Disaster Recovery Service. Limit one trial account per customer. Trial credits expire after 90 days. A valid credit card is required to activate your trial account. Refer to our CenturyLink Cloud Agreement , Supplemental Terms and Acceptable Use Policy for other terms and conditions.

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