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U.S. ITDMs: Low-latency is a competitive advantage

Based on a recent Quadrant Strategies survey that included more than 250 senior IT decision makers and C-suite executives in the U.S.,1 a secure, distributed edge compute architecture is crucial to delivering next-level business outcomes and customer experiences.

of U.S. ITDMs say that in 5 years their most mission-critical application will require 5 milliseconds or less.1

sof U.S. ITDMs in the C-Suite say edge compute will have a significant impact on the future of business.1

of U.S. ITDMs say their organisations’ latency challenges can only be solved by edge computing.1

Where is the edge?

The edge may be on-premises, near premises, in a CDN, in end-user devices or a combination of these, but if you only think about edge as a location you will not have everything you need. Watch the video to hear our CMO, Shaun Andrews, explain why. 

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Barriers to edge adoption2

are concerned about high latency
are concerned about data security
are concerned about network reliability
are concerned with cloud and colocation fees
want a single tool to manage apps across cloud, edge and on-prem

Benefits of edge adoption2

Benefits to your business

improvement in employee productivity

improvement in employee productivity

Benefits to your IT Team

improvement in employee productivity

improvement in employee productivity

Trend report: The Edge Compute Imperative

What you’ll learn:

  • Which factors are driving your peers to the edge
  • Benefits of edge compute workloads vs. on-prem and public cloud
  • Why network latency and security matter in the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Why organisations need trusted partners to help them maximise the value of their edge solutions
Cover page from The Edge Compute Imperative

Hear from edge experts

Find out why major logistics companies, manufacturers and online entertainment providers are choosing Lumen® Edge Computing Solutions.

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Learn how Lumen Edge Computing Solutions can help you distribute software innovations to the place on your network where they make the greatest impact.

Video: (1:44)

Discover how built-in security capabilities make the Lumen cloud edge ecosystem unique.

Video: (1:41)

Hear how edge extends the cloud and why networking matters at the edge.

Video: (1:21)

5ms is the crucial number for IT leaders

96% of U.S. IT decision makers say they would be more likely to move critical workloads to the edge if their edge network could cover 95% of the U.S. within 5 milliseconds.1 Lumen Edge Computing Solutions are part of an ecosystem including edge nodes designed for 5ms of latency or better.


The Lumen edge advantage

The Lumen edge advantage

Learn how companies use Lumen Edge Computing Solutions to help maximise business outcomes and performance for their customers.

Securing edge applications

Securing edge applications

See what a survey of 250 U.S. IT leaders found they are looking for when it comes to edge security and how a vetted partner can help secure your edge.

Closing the cloud gap with edge

Closing the cloud gap with edge

Explore how IT pros are shifting to a new hybrid IT infrastructure combining edge performance with cloud agility to deliver engaging experiences.

Accelerating your path to the edge

Accelerating your path to the edge

See what a survey of IT leaders found on how they are planning to secure low-latency app delivery and high-bandwidth, distributed data processing at the edge.

1 Quadrant Strategies, Global Poll: Edge Computing Trends, Barriers and Benefits, April 2021.
2 Quadrant Strategies, Global Target Verticals: Edge Computing Benefits and Barriers, April 2021

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