Lumen Cloud Application Manager

Lumen Cloud Application Manager
Formerly CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager - AppFog

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Lumen Cloud Application Manager

Overview

What is Lumen Cloud Application Manager?

Lumen Cloud Application Manager (formerly AppFog from CenturyLink) is a cloud-agnostic application and infrastructure management platform with integrated Managed Services. The centralized platform manages workloads across on-premises and third-party cloud environments, allowing for greater scaling and transparency.
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Pricing

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Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $50 per month
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Product Details

What is Lumen Cloud Application Manager?

CenturyLink® Cloud Application Manager (formerly AppFog) is a cloud-agnostic application and infrastructure management platform with integrated Managed Services delivered anywhere via automation. The centralized platform enables IT organizations to optimize infrastructure and costs for anticipated business requirements by efficiently managing workloads across any infrastructure environment — on-premises, colocated, and third-party cloud environments. This means organizations can more easily govern and scale the application and infrastructure needs of the business more easily with improved transparency of assets and cost.

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager includes:
• Application Lifecycle Management
• Managed Services Anywhere
• Cloud Optimization & Analytics

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lumen Cloud Application Manager (formerly AppFog from CenturyLink) is a cloud-agnostic application and infrastructure management platform with integrated Managed Services. The centralized platform manages workloads across on-premises and third-party cloud environments, allowing for greater scaling and transparency.

Lumen Cloud Application Manager starts at $50.

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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
I used AppFog for my masters' projects implementing AppFog cloud service with Java and Mongo. We created multiple instances of the projects and it was being used by more than 50 students at once. Our system was designed for a customer to select a particular model of car for purchase within five different varieties of car sellers with various models.
  • Appfog is one of the best PAAS service providers. It has many technologies to choose from with variety of platform and databases.
  • It has good performance and capacity to withstand multiple instances for multiple users. It is highly scalable.
  • Though it is good and easy for developers, it lacks operational activities and monitoring tools.
  • It is easy to deploy WAR on AppFog with its console but sometimes it can lack on the performance and feasibility.
It was very good to use in small scale projects. Considering the high end projects with many instances and multi-platform architectures, it is better to test before the application is deployed. I think few of the questions can be general - who are the system users and what size is the application focussing on? How much resources are required? Will the application require any additional services?
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
AppFog comes handy when building a prototype. A typical prototype that requires a quick web service deployment with a database layer is where I had used AppFog. It isn't used across the organization. I have also used AppFog as a student at my university. Our team used it for bringing our projects to the cloud.
  • Quick deployment of pre-built virtual machines
  • Some of the virtual machines also are readily available with a pack of softwares
  • Good Stability. Using it as a student, I have never experienced any downtime issues with the projects deployed on AppFog.
  • A little slow as compared to AWS.
  • Not sure about the latest versions, but compared to its competitors, it was missing out on some services.
  • Used to be a free service, but isn't completely free anymore.
AppFog is good for academic purposes. It comes in very handy for cloud deployments.
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