By making investments in its worldwide Edge network and bringing its edge computing solutions to Europe, Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN) claims to provide companies the low latency platform they require to extend their high-bandwidth, data-intensive applications out to the cloud edge. This growth is a component of Lumen’s ongoing investment in “cutting-edge” solutions to help modernize digital experiences and satisfy the needs of international enterprises.
“Edge computing is a game-changer. It will drive the next wave of business innovation and growth across virtually all industries,” said Annette Murphy, regional president, EMEA and APAC, Lumen Technologies. “Customers in Europe can now tap into the power of the Lumen platform, underpinned by Lumen’s extensive fiber footprint, to deploy data-heavy applications and workloads that demand ultra-low latency at the cloud edge. This delivers peak performance and reliability, as well as more capability to drive amazing digital experiences. Customers can focus efforts on developing applications and bringing them to market, rather than on time-consuming infrastructure deployment.”
In the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, Lumen Edge Computing Solutions can currently meet about 70 percent of enterprise demand with a latency of 5 milliseconds or less, according to the company. By year’s end, more locations are anticipated.
Lumen Edge Computing Solutions combine edge facilities, computing, and storage services with the strength of the company’s extensive global fiber network, on-demand networking, integrated security, and managed services. As a result, workloads and applications may be deployed quickly and effectively closer to the point of digital contact, at the edge. Clients can purchase Lumen Edge Computing Solutions online and have access to the platform’s computing infrastructure in just one hour.
Edge Bare Metal
To enable enterprise innovation and 4th Industrial Revolution applications, Lumen provides a number of edge infrastructure and services solutions. These consist of:
- Lumen Edge Bare Metal – Dedicated, pay-as-you-go server hardware is available, hosted across various locations, and linked to the Lumen global fiber network. With dedicated, single-tenancy servers built to isolate and secure data and deliver high-performance, Edge Bare Metal would offer improved security and connection.
- Lumen Network Storage – It enables users to benefit from “quick, scalable, and secured” storage wherever and whenever they need it. The service enables businesses and government agencies to ingest and update data at the edge using any file storage protocol that best suits their requirements.
- Lumen Edge Private Cloud – Delivers pre-built infrastructure for high performance private cloud computing connected to the Lumen global fiber network. With the capacity required for interaction-intensive apps, Lumen Edge Private Cloud helps enterprises go to market rapidly. It is completely managed by Lumen Technologies.
- Lumen Edge Gateway – This is a multi-access edge compute (MEC) platform that can scale for the location. For the delivery of virtualized WAN, security, and IT applications from several vendors at the edge of the premises, the service provides a compute platform.
One of the largest, most interconnected, and profoundly peer networks in the world is managed and run by Lumen. More than 190,000 on-net buildings and about 500,000 (805,000 km) worldwide route miles of fiber connect it to 2,200 public and private third-party data centers and the top public cloud service providers. The Lumen network in EMEA connects to more than 2,500 on-net buildings and 540 public and commercial third-party data centers over roughly 42,000 (67,000 km) route miles of fiber.
“Edge computing is a game-changer. It will drive the next wave of business innovation and growth across virtually all industries,” said Annette Murphy, regional president, EMEA and APAC, Lumen Technologies.