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Global Footprint

Deploy cloud servers in 12 inter-connected data centers in the US, Canada, UK, and Germany.

Cloud Server Management Portal


Spec and build virtual machines (VMs) to specific requirements, instead of choosing between pre-configured options.

Enterprise-Level Security

Your data on CenturyLink’s virtual private servers (VPS) are protected by our “defense in depth” security model — satisfying rigorous enterprise security standards without costly add-ons.

High Performance

Our cloud infrastructure is optimized across the stack for high performance — from premium hardware to custom performance enhancing technologies.

Global Footprint

Choose where your apps and data reside. Build and manage VMs across 12 interconnected data centers in the US, Canada, UK, and EMEA.

Compliant & Audited

Our platform is SSAE 16 SOC2 Type 2 certified, and we’ve helped customers comply with industry regulations like HIPAA. Learn More


We’ve got one of the most rigorous SLAs in the industry.

Disaster Recovery

Built-in disaster recovery solutions reinforce our highly redundant infrastructure.

High Availability

We include powerful load balancing and redundancy features that improve uptime.

Flexible Support Options

We deliver the level of support that’s right for you. Choose a support tier, then add service tasks and professional services as needed.


Build virtual servers to meet your specific requirements, rather than choosing from a rigid set of pre-configured options. Our VMs are consumed and billed on an hourly basis.

CPU Up to 16 vCPUs hourly per vCPU
Memory Up to 128 GB RAM hourly, per GB
Storage Up to 4 TB local hourly, price per GB allocated
Orchestration Use Blueprints to build an unlimited number of deployable “templates” including VM specs, operating systems, software packages, and scripts. Deploy on-demand. included
Infrastructure Management Conduct routine infrastructure administrative tasks, including maintenance and bulk updates. included
Infrastructure Monitoring Comprehensive Cloud Server monitoring and reporting across memory, CPU, disk usage, and server performance. included
Account Management Track Cloud Server usage with categories that match their organizational structure. This simplifies billing across different divisions. included
Autoscale Manage and apply CPU Autoscale policies for cloud servers. Automatically scale up and down based on user-defined thresholds. included
Application Performance Monitoring Comprehensive web application performance monitoring with detailed dashboards and tracing to pinpoint areas for improvement. included
Security “Defense in depth” security model, with safeguards at multiple levels. included

Optional Features

The following products are available for customers with advanced requirements. They may be added to a single server or groups of servers. Contact us for a custom quote.

Networking Supports data transfer over public Internet interfaces. Note: there is no charge for internal data center traffic. Cost on a per GB-out model
Data Backup Set custom retention policies for data stored on VMs. Cost per GB used
Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Off-site replication to a secondary data center for the 2 most recent backups. Service Level Agreements for RTO and RPO are also available. Cost per GB used & network bandwidth consumed for replication
Virtual Load Balancing Citrix Netscaler virtual load balancer. Monthly, per virtual
CDN CDN delivery services from multiple providers. Appliance instance. Different sizes are available.
IPSEC VPN Persistent point-to-point VPN tunnel. Cost per GB

Operating Systems

CenturyLink's cloud servers are preconfigured with an ever-growing list of operating systems. We work with our partners and community to provide you with the most choice possible. Customers can also upload their own images of supported operating systems. The operating systems currently available to use with your servers include:

Available Cloud Server Operating Systems
operating system 32-bit 64-bit
Centos 5 Centos 5 32 Bit Centos 5 64 Bit
Centos 6 Centos 6 32 Bit Centos 6 64 Bit
Debian 7 Debian 64 Bit
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 Redhat 32 Bit Redhat 64 Bit
Ubuntu 10 Ubuntu 10 32 Bit Ubuntu 10 64 Bit
Ubuntu 12 Ubuntu 12 32 Bit Ubuntu 12 64 Bit
Ubuntu 14 Ubuntu 14 64 Bit
Windows Server 2003 R2 Windows Server 2003 32 Bit Windows Server 2003 64 Bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 64 Bit
Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 64 Bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 64 Bit


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2Ghz+ Processor

$7.31 / mo $0.01 / hr
can scale to 16 vCPU / virtual machine
resources charged hourly, monthly estimates based on 730 hours


1 GB Virtual Memory

$10.96 / mo $0.015 / hr
can scale to 128GB RAM / virtual machine
resources charged hourly, monthly estimates based on 730 hours

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