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This new product released by Lumen, Edge Private Cloud, provides pre-built infrastructure for high performance private computing connected to Lumen’s worldwide fiber network. Lumen Edge Private Cloud is entirely managed by Lumen and assists organizations in getting to market rapidly by providing the capacity required for interaction-intensive applications.
Lumen Edge Private Cloud is a fully managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) that combines private cloud with Lumen’s global fiber network, edge facilities, security, and managed services – to help bridge clouds, IT infrastructure, and storage, allowing applications to run at their best.
Organizations can have a customized private cloud environment up and operating in days with Lumen Edge Private Cloud, while Lumen can assist with design, installation, managed services, and security advising.
“Lumen has decades of experience helping our customers implement private cloud solutions for critical workloads, and now we are extending our private cloud capabilities onto our low latency edge platform,” said Chris McReynolds, vice president of cloud edge product management for Lumen. “We can help our customers enhance experiences, enhance application performance, and improve security and control – with speed and at scale by empowering them to deploy workloads closer to digital interactions on pre-built hardware and managed infrastructure.”
Edge Private Clouds
Edge private cloud infrastructure has emerged as a technological and commercial solution for supporting essential industry edge workloads, according to 451 Research – a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence. When choosing a venue to execute digital workloads for emerging use cases and apps, cost (45 percent), availability of supporting compute, storage, and connectivity (44 percent), data sovereignty protection (42 percent), and location security (40 percent) are cited as top concerns in 451 Research’s ‘Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things, Workloads, and Key Projects 2021’ survey.
“Edge private clouds combine the dynamic, flexible, scalable, and cost-effective characteristics of the cloud with the security, low latency, and high performance of an edge venue,” said Melanie Posey, research director, Cloud & Managed Services Transformation with 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. “An edge private cloud venue is ideally suited for many modern workloads because it combines current technologies and the cloud ecosystem with the ability to flex to meet growing workload performance requirements and evolving business demands at scale.”