CenturyLink Cloud

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CenturyLink review by Executive Sponsor in Wholesale
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What do you like best?

The sales and support staff seem to really care about customers. The Dedicated Cloud Compute and Public Cloud environments have been rock stable. Architect stays with customers even after go-live. The architect we have is very good and knows how to get things done.

What do you dislike?

There is still a traditional telecommunications mindset with certain groups and people. There are knowledge gaps in certain support areas. We had a long standing occasional database issue that took forever to figure out. However, they did stay with it and work with us on it. Microsoft recently increased the costs for SQL server. CenturyLink took the opportunity to raise the rate by an additional 35% above what Microsoft is charging them. However, CenturyLink is working with us on a alternate solution for the cloud database that will actually lower the cost. The question is, why weren't we on an alternate solution to begin with. In conclusion, you have to keep an eye out on your costs and your best interest.

Recommendations to others considering the product

CenturyLink is eager for business in the competitive cloud market. Make sure you get the right architect, which we did, and make sure the deliverables are correct. You also have to be patient with CenturyLink as I stated earlier they still act like a traditional telecommunications company at times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CenturyLink hosts our company E-Commerce platform, both production on the Dedicated Cloud Compute and or Disaster Recovery on the Public Cloud.

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CenturyLink review by <span>Mu Kenny L.</span>
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Great Performance IaaS Offering

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What do you like best?

CenturyLink Cloud offers a very powerful IaaS offering that is above industry average. They also offer a unique blueprints feature to quickly provision VMs with the tools you need to get started; it doesn't save you months of time, but does make it more convenient for you to get started without having to download and setup yourself.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to complain about, but one recommendation would be to allow users to view all VMs in one table, rather than segregating by regions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for high performance, CenturyLink Cloud should definitely be on your list of IaaS providers to consider.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We conduct IaaS testing on price-performance to help our clients right-size the cloud environments they plan to deploy.

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CenturyLink review by <span>Mariah D.</span>
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What do you like best?

Ease of connection. fast in my area. I no longer use Century link for business.

What do you dislike?

Difficulty automatically syncing data and separating home/ business uploads within my account

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data storage, comparable price to apple, but easy to utilize with both my PC and Mac

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CenturyLink review by Administrator in Education Management
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Great Experience

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What do you like best?

I like the ability to be able to store all data, files, presentation without the huge price tag. In also able to collaborate amongst colleagues effectively and easily.

What do you dislike?

Can be a little slow and have had a few glitches

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm solving the need for a cost-efficient way to sort and store large data files. I'm able to have this info on the go and I'm able to share amongst colleagues and potential clients.

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CenturyLink review by User in Furniture
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Improving With Time!

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What do you like best?

This platform provides fast speeds and service for a reasonable price.

What do you dislike?

The syncing capabilities are not always working, and when they do, it takes quite a bit of time to process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is definitely a fast performing program. Great service for the price and able to maintain a vast amount of storage easily.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to use this tool to collaborate better with others. It's a cost effective solution and I'm able to store much larger files than my previous system.

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CenturyLink review by <span>Joseph C.</span>
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What do you like best?

Customer service experience has been top notch. Deployment was handled exceptionally well. Scalability and automation is extremely robust

What do you dislike?

Back end management could be a little more power-user friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Virtualization. Resource management.

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