Global telecommunications provider Level 3 Communications has extended its fiber-optic network into CDC’s 603 Discovery Dr. colocation facility in Chicago’s western suburbs. Level 3 will now be able to offer its full suite of connectivity services, including MPLS/IP VPN, Managed Network Services and Cloud Connect Solutions to Continuum customers.
Level 3’s MPLS/IP VPN service provides global connectivity available in more than 45 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The MPLS/IP VPN service runs both IPv6 and legacy IPv4 over Level 3’s network, allowing customers to mix protocols on the same port and within the same VPN.
Additionally, Level 3’s managed network services provide turnkey management of wide area network (WAN) routers, including installation, configuration, monitoring, management and maintenance of the network routers, with optional security packages that provide secure VPN access for remote sites and/or mobile users.
Level 3’s Cloud Connect Solutions offering would enable CDC’s colocation customers to quickly add or change connections between their WAN and different public cloud hosting, private cloud and hybrid cloud resources. Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions offers a portfolio of private network services, which provide built-in security and network performance to help ensure mission-critical cloud-based data and applications are safe and responsive.
Continuum Data Centers (“CDC”) is a multi-tenant data center operator in the western Chicago suburbs. The company operates an 80,000 square foot, purpose-built, energy-efficient Tier III colocation facility in West Chicago, IL.