Lumen unveils Lumen Edge Private Cloud

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The new platform is a “complete IT solution” that includes compute, storage, network, and security

This week Lumen announced its Lumen Edge Private Cloud service. The new offering provides pre-built infrastructure for high performance private computing connected to a global fiber network. Lumen Edge Private Cloud helps businesses go-to-market quickly with the capacity needed for interaction-intensive applications, the company said.

Chris McReynolds, vice president of cloud edge product management for Lumen, commented. “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,” he said.

“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.

“With Lumen Edge Private Cloud our customers can have a customized private cloud environment running within days, with Lumen assisting with design, implementation, managed services, and security consulting.”

Combining current technologies with a cloud ecosystem

“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,” she said. This gives companies “the ability to flex to meet growing workload performance requirements and evolving business demands at scale.”

Lumen Edge Private Cloud is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). The service brings together a leading private cloud platform with the Lumen global fiber network. It also offers edge facilities, security, and managed services to help bridge clouds, IT infrastructure, and storage. This, the company says, allows applications to run at peak performance.