CenturyLink Announces Availability of New Relational Database Service on Its Cloud Platform

CenturyLink has announced the availability of its Relational Database (DB) Service, a MySQL-compatible database-as-a-service designed to meet application developers’ rapid software requirements and drive more agile IT. The cloud service, which developers can access and quickly procure through the CenturyLink Cloud platform, would balance the increasing need for dynamic databases while minimizing infrastructure costs. 

The CenturyLink Relational DB Service enables the provisioning of database environments on-demand without having to purchase new hardware or manage complex licensing models. 

Designed for enterprises both large and small, the cloud service features:

  • centurylink cloudFlexible provisioning options, including any combination of CPU, RAM and storage within the platform limits.
  • Scalable CPU, RAM and storage.
  • Heightened security, with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates provided for encryption in transit.
  • Daily backups with configurable back-up time.
  • High availability, with an in-data center replication option with auto-failover.

“Automation helps businesses deliver value-added applications quickly and is a vast improvement over manually creating, configuring and operating a back-end database,” said Richard Seroter, vice president, platform product management, CenturyLink. “CenturyLink’s Relational DB service helps developers get instant access to a high-performing, highly available MySQL database service. Instead of dealing with installing and managing database infrastructure, customers can focus on taking their products to market.”

Relational DB Service highlights CenturyLink’s ongoing commitment to both cloud and virtualization. CenturyLink was recognized recently as ‘Company of the Year – The Cloud Industry, North America’ by Frost & Sullivan, a business research and consulting firm.

Relational DB joins CenturyLink’s Orchestrate service, rounding out the company’s database-as-a-service portfolio with a relational database option in addition to Orchestrate’s NoSQL solution.