Each CenturyLink Cloud data center is connected to the Internet via redundant, high-speed connections. In addition, each location is connected using multiple providers, with multiple major Internet backbones into each facility. This approach decreases the likelihood of customer downtime during carrier outages and helps ensure more reliable connectivity.
Scale environments and leverage the massive network capacity of each CenturyLink Cloud data center. Each location is constantly monitored for aggregate bandwidth utilization, which in turn allows for accurate capacity planning. This in turn, ensures that each data center delivers high performance, even when sudden spikes or sustained bursts of traffic occur.
Deliver superior uptime with CenturyLink’s multi-provider approach. Customer traffic is automatically connected to the best performing route across the Internet, thereby reducing latency and providing a more reliable and consistent experience.
"No Commit" Utility Pricing
Pay for what you use without minimum commitments or “bursting” charges or penalties. Customers on the CenturyLink Cloud are simply charged for the traffic across the public Internet (intra-data center traffic is not charged for) and at the 95th percentile (preventing spikes in traffic from raising your bill). Traffic charges are symmetrical, so there’s no penalty for uploads vs. downloads.
That means even if one of your apps experiences an especially high-traffic day, you won’t face excessive charges. Instead, you can put your resources into capitalizing on that traffic.