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© 2012 CenturyLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The CenturyLink mark, pathways logo and certain CenturyLink productnames are...
“How do I deliver superior valuewith limited resources?”“How do I stay ahead of smaller, moreinnovative competitors?”“How ...
BEFORE Wanted to engageyounger consumers Needed a social mediasolution in record time Wanted a low-risk way totest new ...
 Deploy a full data center ondemand? Achieve enterprise-gradecompliance, security andperformance? Pay only for what you...
The Promise of the CloudPerformance ControlSpeed
CFO: “What willit cost now andin the future?”IT: “How do Isupport this?”Line-of-business Head:“I need this NOW!”Your Chall...
 Minimize up-front coststo test and deployapplications Avoid stranded capitalinvestment Add capacity asneededFinancial ...
“If an airline’s systems go down formore than four hours, the entireeasyJet fleet has to be grounded.”- Andy Caddy, Chief ...
E-commerce/Retail:Peak seasonal demandFinancial Services:Spikes in onlinetransactionsWeb 2.0/SocialComputing: Scale tomeet...
Communications,Media & Entertainment(CME): Special eventsand breaking newsLife Sciences/Biotechnology/Energy:Server prolif...
Best of breed hardwareGlobal high performance NetworkSAS-70 data centersEasy to use portal for access & controlSecuri...
Public Cloud EfficienciesTimeITInfrastructureCostTraditional Hardware ExpenseProjected DemandActual DemandCloud ExpenseOpp...
 Transform your ITPerform at a lower cost withgreater agilityWith CenturyLink,You Can……quickly on demand
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Fast track to the cloud whitepaper

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Fast track to the cloud whitepaper

  1. 1. © 2012 CenturyLink, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The CenturyLink mark, pathways logo and certain CenturyLink productnames are the property of CenturyLink, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. cp121993 5/12Fast Track to Cloud –Fast Track to Cloud –and Business Agilityand Business AgilityCenturyLink™ Enterprise Cloud Networking
  2. 2. “How do I deliver superior valuewith limited resources?”“How do I stay ahead of smaller, moreinnovative competitors?”“How can I connect with my customersin a crowded marketplace?”Competitive Pressures
  3. 3. BEFORE Wanted to engageyounger consumers Needed a social mediasolution in record time Wanted a low-risk way totest new applications andprocesses beforecommitting resourcesAFTER Launched a site inweeks Marketing ran theproject Proved applicationvalue without large up-front investmentLeading Insurance Provider
  4. 4.  Deploy a full data center ondemand? Achieve enterprise-gradecompliance, security andperformance? Pay only for what you usewhen you use it?What would that meanfor your business?What If You Could…
  5. 5. The Promise of the CloudPerformance ControlSpeed
  6. 6. CFO: “What willit cost now andin the future?”IT: “How do Isupport this?”Line-of-business Head:“I need this NOW!”Your Challenges
  7. 7.  Minimize up-front coststo test and deployapplications Avoid stranded capitalinvestment Add capacity asneededFinancial Perspective"Savvis has been very agile with usas we have changed our demands."- Greg Fay, Director of Technology, Hallmark Digital
  8. 8. “If an airline’s systems go down formore than four hours, the entireeasyJet fleet has to be grounded.”- Andy Caddy, Chief Architect, easyJet Enterprise-gradereliability Best-of-breedhardware Global high-performancenetworkIT Perspective
  9. 9. E-commerce/Retail:Peak seasonal demandFinancial Services:Spikes in onlinetransactionsWeb 2.0/SocialComputing: Scale tomeet rapid growthExamples
  10. 10. Communications,Media & Entertainment(CME): Special eventsand breaking newsLife Sciences/Biotechnology/Energy:Server proliferation forworkgroups and projectsISVs (SaaS):Support SaaS growthExamples
  11. 11. Best of breed hardwareGlobal high performance NetworkSAS-70 data centersEasy to use portal for access & controlSecurity servicesSLAs from 99.9% to 100%High performance servers & storage24/7/365 global supportSupport for hybrid environmentsEnterprise-Level Infrastructure
  12. 12. Public Cloud EfficienciesTimeITInfrastructureCostTraditional Hardware ExpenseProjected DemandActual DemandCloud ExpenseOpportunity CostLost Business
  13. 13.  Transform your ITPerform at a lower cost withgreater agilityWith CenturyLink,You Can……quickly on demand

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