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Title: Scott Alexander Yandell


1
Why CenturyLink Cloud?
  • Alex Yandell, CenturyLink CSS Candidate

2
Agenda
  • Provide (3) strengths of the CenturyLink Cloud
    Platform
  • Demonstrate how those unique strengths solve
    business problems
  • Feedback/thoughts on Security white paper
  • Demonstration of CenturyLink Cloud Platform

3
Why CenturyLink?
  • Cloud Offerings
  • Public, private IaaS
  • 32 cloud-enabled DCs
  • Hybrid solutions/PaaS
  • Managed Services
  • Global Network 70 countries
  • 240,000-route mile national fiber network
  • 280,000 route miles of international transport
    network
  • IP MPLS redundant global backbone
  • Colocation
  • 56 global data centers
  • 100 uptime SLA
  • Gold level support
  • 2nd largest provider
  •  
  • Managed Hosting
  • Customized solutions
  • Gartner MQ Leader 8 years
  • 30,000 servers under management
  • 26 Petabytes of Storage
  • Architected for the Enterprise by offering 4 9s
    SLA

4
Advanced IT Management offerings
  • Control Portal
  • API
  • Self Service
  • Automation
  • Test
  • Orchestration
  • Autoscale
  • Governance/Billing

5
Flexible options for todays Enterprise business
  • Custom Servers
  • Data Sovereignty
  • Hourly Billing (eliminates waste)
  • Pay As You Go
  • Managed OS
  • Managed Applications
  • On-Boarding
  • Support Tiers for selective response times for
    support issues
  • .

6
Strength 1 CenturyLink
  • Sample customer Global Accounting firm
  • Business Challenges
  • Large Accounting entity storing lots of content
    sensitive documents
  • Internal applications that dont communicate with
    each other
  • Heavy compliance requirements (Sarbanes-Oxley and
    others)
  • Solution
  • New Fabric Based Infrastructure
  • New tools to manage the business
  • Utilize self service capabilities to improve
    efficiencies
  • Business Impact
  • Legacy solutions being moved to CenturyLink
    Cloud, will provide new levels of disaster
    recovery and business continuity to the
    enterprise
  • Architecture for new services using Cloud Foundry
    PaaS
  • Allows for phased approach to be utilized

7
Strength 2 Business solution
  • Sample customer Cloud service reseller
  • Business Challenges
  • Market evolving beyond just developer and test
    environments, true enterprise grade connectivity
    and scalability is expected from todays cloud
    offerings.
  • Growing demand for VM based cloud services
    (public and private)
  • Development cycles are lengthy
  • Solution
  • Partner with CenturyLink Cloud for a
    private-label offering to serve the high-end of
    the market
  • Business Impact
  • Seamless customer experience via My-peer 1
    portal,
  • Solutions allows true enterprise features and
    functionality
  • Increased business reach allows a new sales
    channel of enterprise customers
  • Removes requirements to provide ping power and
    pipe.

8
Strength 3 Business solution
  • Sample customer Global Auto Manufacture
  • Business Challenges
  • 51 Exchange Servers globally
  • Legacy Exchange 2003 deployment
  • Customer has some existing hosted exchange
  • Solution
  • Proximity Based Global Deployment (Uses
    geographic dispersed data centers)
  • Five 9s of Application Availability with full
    disaster recovery
  • Cloud professional services coupled with managed
    services to build and manage the platform
  • Business Impact
  • Increases critical email services availability
    while reducing cost and reducing deployed
    architecture
  • Delivers unified user experience from a global
    perspective
  • Current IT staff can focus on other projects and
    initiatives

9
Security Whitepaper talking points
  • Shared security model between CL and Client
  • CLC supports SOC-2 type 2 security and controls
  • Role based access to cloud environments
  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems
    (IDS/IPS)
  • Security is a multi layered approach, strong
    Email security
  • PaaS provides less client responsibility than
    IaaS
  • Change management/Incident management
  • Sensitive to data segregation in shared
    environments, no shared diskspace
  • Vlan isolation for each customer
  • SAML 2.0, provides ability to manage processes
    and tools

10
Next steps
  • Offer Letter
  • Acceptance
  • Move to Phoenix
  • Hit the ground running
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