Lumen expands edge computing solutions into Europe - The EE

Lumen expands edge computing solutions into Europe

London, 12 July, 2022 – Lumen Technologies is investing in its global edge network and expanding its edge computing solutions into Europe, providing the low latency platform businesses need to extend their high bandwidth, data intensive applications out to the cloud edge. This expansion is part of Lumen’s continued investment in next generation solutions that transform digital experiences and meet the demands of today’s global businesses.

“Edge computing is a game-changer. It will drive the next wave of business innovation and growth across virtually all industries,” says 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 fibre 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.”

Today, Lumen edge computing solutions can meet approximately 70% of enterprise demand within 5 milliseconds of latency in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Additional locations are planned by end of year. Lumen edge computing solutions bring together the power of the company’s expansive global fibre network, on demand networking, integrated security, and managed services, with edge facilities and compute and storage services. This allows for quick and efficient deployment of applications and workloads at the edge, closer to the point of digital interaction. Customers can procure Lumen edge computing solutions online, and within an hour gain access to high powered computing infrastructure on the Lumen platform.

Lumen offers several edge infrastructure and services solutions to support enterprise innovation and applications of the 4th industrial revolution. These include:

  • Lumen edge bare metal offers dedicated, pay as you go server hardware hosted in distributed locations and connected to the Lumen global fibre network. Edge bare metal delivers enhanced security and connectivity with dedicated, single tenancy servers designed to isolate and protect data and deliver high performance.
  • Lumen network storage enables customers to take advantage of secure, scalable, and fast storage where and when they need it. The service allows enterprises and public sector organisations to ingest and update data at the edge using whatever file storage protocol meets their needs.
  • Lumen edge private cloud provides pre built infrastructure for high performance private cloud computing connected to the Lumen global fibre network. Lumen edge private cloud is fully managed by Lumen and helps businesses go to market quickly with the capacity needed for interaction intensive applications.
  • Lumen edge gateway is a scalable multi access edge compute (MEC) platform for the premises. The service offers a compute platform for the delivery of virtualised wide area networking (WAN), security, and IT applications from multiple vendors on the premises edge.

Key Facts:

  • Lumen edge computing solutions meet approximately 97% of U.S. enterprise demand and approximately 70% of enterprise demand in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands within 5 milliseconds of latency.
  • For a current list of live and planned Lumen edge locations, visit here.
  • As part of the edge computing solutions deployment in Europe, Lumen enabled an additional 100G MPLS and IP network connectivity, as well as increased power and cooling at key edge data centre locations.
  • Lumen manages and operates one of the largest, most connected, most deeply peered networks in the world. It is comprised of approximately 500,000 (805,000 km) global route miles of fibre and more than 190,000 on net buildings, connected to 2,200 public and private third party data centres and leading public cloud service providers.
  • In EMEA, the Lumen network is comprised of approximately 42,000 (67,000 km) route miles of fibre and connects to more than 2,500 on net buildings and 540 public and private third party data centres.

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