Lumos Networks, a fiber-based provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the mid-Atlantic region, has launched Lumos Express Cloud Access – a network service that bypasses the public Internet to provide carrier-grade, direct access to multiple cloud service providers.
With Express Cloud Access, Lumos Networks’ customers would be able to connect to a cloud service provider directly, with performance, reliability and security superior to that available over the public Internet.
With Lumos Express Cloud Access, the cloud service provider becomes a virtual endpoint on the customer’s Wide Area Network (“WAN”). This would allow users to access the cloud provider with the same carrier-grade speed, reliability and security as any other endpoint on the customer’s WAN.
“Internet congestion and latency interfere with access to the cloud and, in turn, the performance of cloud based services, which are increasingly mission critical,” said Tim Biltz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lumos Networks. “We’re introducing Lumos Express Cloud Access for enterprise customers who need a faster, safer, better way to access the cloud.”
For enterprises using the cloud already, Lumos Express Cloud Access would help improve their return on investment in the cloud by preserving the network availability of cloud services and security of cloud data.
Lumos Express Cloud Access supports speeds up to 1Gbps, and can be configured as part of an E-Line, E-LAN or E-Tree topology. Cloud service providers accessible through Lumos Express Cloud Access include Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Google Cloud Platform, SoftLayer, Oracle Cloud and others. Lumos Express Cloud Access is only available in conjunction with Lumos Ethernet 2.0 service.