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Lumen Cloud Application Manager

Lumen Cloud Application Manager
Formerly CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager - AppFog


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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Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee


  • 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.

CloudFoundry and Red Hat OpenShift are common alternatives for Lumen Cloud Application Manager.

The most common users of Lumen Cloud Application Manager are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Users have reported that the software effectively automates task creation upon receiving an email, simplifying event and alert management. This automation has led to increased efficiency and reduced manual effort. For users dealing with large-scale microservices, the product offers seamless management of deployments and auto scaling, resulting in minimized downtime and cost savings. The cloud storage feature has garnered positive feedback for its user-friendly interface, enabling quick implementation by all employees without extensive training. This has facilitated smooth collaboration and efficient file sharing. The product's versatility is evident as it has been used for testing virtual machines, making it suitable for various scenarios. CenturyLink, for instance, hosts their E-commerce platform using this software for both production and disaster recovery purposes. The reporting capabilities have also been enhanced, providing users with more detailed linear reporting metrics for better analytics. The virtualization and resource management features have proven valuable across industries, allowing users to optimize their infrastructure efficiently. Moreover, the tool has been commended for its cost-effective and collaborative nature, enabling easy storage of large files and seamless sharing with colleagues and clients. It has also served as a reliable data storage solution offering competitive pricing compared to Apple alternatives while being compatible with both PC and Mac systems. AppFog has been instrumental in building prototypes and deploying web services with database layers in both professional and academic settings. Students have utilized the platform extensively for cloud-based projects involving multiple instances used by numerous students simultaneously. Lastly, the software has been employed to create a system that allows customers to browse and purchase specific car models from different sellers.

  • Simple and User-Friendly Tool: Several users have found Lumen Cloud Application Manager to be a simple tool that is easy to use. The user-friendly algorithm and setup have been appreciated by many reviewers, making it accessible even for non-technical users.

  • One-stop Solution for Managing and Deploying Cloud Applications: Many users have praised the platform for providing a comprehensive solution to manage and deploy cloud applications at scale. This feature eliminates the need for multiple tools or services, saving time and effort for users.

  • Excellent Customer Service: Multiple reviewers have had positive experiences with the customer service provided by Lumen Cloud Application Manager. Users have commended the responsiveness of all staff members and their ability to address concerns without transferring them from department to department.

Limited functionality in Service Mapping: Some users have expressed that they feel the Service Mapping feature is limited and lacks necessary functionality for their needs. They suggest that it could benefit from additional features or improvements to make it more robust and versatile.

Unclear documentation: Several reviewers have mentioned that they find the software's documentation to be unclear and hope for improvements in future releases. They suggest that clearer instructions, examples, and illustrations would greatly enhance their understanding of the software.

Pricing structure could be improved: A number of users have suggested that the pricing structure of the software could be better. They feel that it is not flexible enough or does not provide a good value for some customers' specific needs. Some users recommend more customizable pricing options or tiered plans based on usage levels to make it more affordable and tailored to individual requirements.

The most common recommendations from users are as follows:

  1. Consider CenturyLink Cloud for high-performance IaaS. Users have found that CenturyLink Cloud is a fast-performing program, making it a suitable choice for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) needs.

  2. Check out Symphony as an enterprise cloud provider. Some users suggest exploring Symphony as an alternative option for enterprise cloud services.

These recommendations highlight the positive experiences of users with CenturyLink Cloud's performance and suggest exploring Symphony as another viable cloud provider for enterprise needs.


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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
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?
Cloud Management
  • Our project was deployed with good efficiency and easily accessible.
  • The platform was much recommeded across the groups and peers.
Appfog was one of the requirements of our project since it was the fastest growing PAAS provider. Also it was easy to deploy an application with multiple options to choose for the development environment for our application. It was "ALL in ONE."
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
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.
Cloud Management
  • Saved time while creation of quick POCs.
  • Happy managers since they see things quickly working.
  • Some missing services always gave a second thought about AppFog.
Primarily because it used to have a good free tier earlier, which it does not anymore. It's simple, and things are available to use. Compared to it's competitors, it does has less features, but that kind of acts in its favor. That adds to the simplicity, and ease of use for a new user.
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