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EDGE COMPUTING

DEPLOY DATA AND COMPUTE CLOSER TO THE ACTION

Give your latency-sensitive, data-intensive applications the performance and speed they need by deploying workloads closer to where they are processed via a grid of 100+ edge market nodes designed for 5ms or better latency.

Why businesses are moving to the edge

Modern workloads that require high bandwidth and low latency are driving processes to the edge, where the interaction between people and machines is taking place. Here is why IT leaders say they are adopting edge strategies. 

Need faster transaction times

Report that customers want better performance

Plan to deploy IT assets in customer locations to deliver new digital services

Designed to cover 98% of U.S. business demand in ≤5ms latency

Manufacturing factories 

Healthcare providers

Lumen edge nodes

5ms radius

Lumen cloud Edge Computing nodes are designed to meet 98% of the U.S. enterprise demand within 5ms of latency, enabling you to run next-gen applications smoothly and efficiently by linking your sites from the Premises Edge to the Metro Edge to the Cloud Core.
 
Our platform offers flexible application delivery options over the largest ultra-low-loss fibre network in North America with 3,5 million miles of high-capacity, low-loss fibre.

The edge ecosystem built for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Lumen brings workloads closer to digital interactions using high-performance Storage, Security, Application Delivery and Intelligent Solutions.

Private Cloud

  • Private cloud security with public cloud flexibility in a virtual infrastructure geared for storing and deploying data and applications with full agility and control.
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Colocation

  • High-availability, low-latency secure data storage that gives you the infrastructure and security of a dedicated, owned data centre virtually anywhere without the high maintenance and upfront costs.
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Private Cloud

  • Dedicated, secure private cloud infrastructure with public cloud flexibility that stores and deploys data and applications closer to where they're used.
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CDN Edge Compute

  • Comprehensive application delivery solution that allows real-time, code-level control over edge workload configurations for speed the building, deploying, testing and optimising applications and drive greater application performance.
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Network Storage

  • Software-defined data storage that extends your cloud and data to the edge closer to where created and consumed to power near real-time decisions and better consumer experiences.
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Public Cloud

  • Complete hybrid cloud-ready services with the governance, automation and advanced features needed to accelerate global enterprise agility and deliver breakthrough performance for data and web architectures.
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Private Cloud

Private cloud security with public cloud flexibility in a virtual infrastructure geared for storing and deploying data and applications with full agility and control.

Learn More

Colocation

High-availability, low-latency secure data storage that gives you the infrastructure and security of a dedicated, owned data centre virtually anywhere without the high maintenance and upfront costs.

Learn More

Private Cloud

Dedicated, secure private cloud infrastructure with public cloud flexibility that stores and deploys data and applications closer to where they're used.

Learn More

CDN Edge Compute

Comprehensive application delivery solution that allows real-time, code-level control over edge workload configurations for speed the building, deploying, testing and optimising applications and drive greater application performance.

Learn More

Network Storage

Software-defined data storage that extends your cloud and data to the edge closer to where created and consumed to power near real-time decisions and better consumer experiences.

Learn More

Public Cloud

Complete hybrid cloud-ready services with the governance, automation and advanced features needed to accelerate global enterprise agility and deliver breakthrough performance for data and web architectures.

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Premises Edge ideal for:

  • Tactile Internet
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented reality

Metro Edge ideal for:

  • Smart manufacturing
  • Video analytics
  • POS transactions
  • Retail robotics
  • IoT

Cloud Core ideal for:

  • AI/ML platforms
  • Big data analytics
  • Disaster recovery
  • SaaS
  • Cloud storage

Designed to complete these leading cloud solutions

Edge Computing is enabling amazing things in government and industry

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

A pharmaceutical manufacturer increases plant efficiency by implementing next-level monitoring that predicts when machines will break down.

Logistics

Logistics

An international delivery logistics company saves on data transfer costs by using edge resources to better manage its fleet when network access is limited.

Public Sector

Public Sector

A city reacts faster to incidents captured on surveillance cameras by implementing real-time video analytics at the edge rather than sending hours of footage to a data centre for analysis.

Retail

Retail

A major retailer uses data collection robots to gather and transmit vast amounts of inventory data at low latency and high throughput without taxing store networks.

Healthcare

Healthcare

A healthcare provider improves urgent care response times by using IoT devices to deliver vast amounts of critical patient information and health data in real time.

Financial Services

Financial Services

A global banking institution achieves significant savings by deploying ultra-low latency edge infrastructure to run resource-intensive algorithms closer to stock exchanges.

Now is the time to deploy next-gen apps

Here is what the IDC report, Extending Digital Transformation, says are the top Edge Computing use cases.
Imaging and AI

Imaging and AI

Companies collecting, processing and viewing electronic records; HD video streams for airport security; in-store customer tracking; factory process monitoring.

Automated Operations

Automated Operations

Businesses using AI to track and coordinate factory sensors, warehouse robots, drones in mines and autonomous cranes at container ports.

Real-Time Machine Learning

Real-Time Machine Learning

Smart factories automating complex manufacturing systems and processes using real-time analytics and machine learning, which integrate multiple OEMs, networks and protocols.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

Engineering firms using AR at major construction sites to conduct rich, multidimensional reviews of structural, electrical, HVAC and plumbing design elements.

Get closer to real-time response with data and apps at the edge

Take your business from the Cloud Core to the Metro Edge to the Premises Edge. All with unified solutions deployed across a massive global IP footprint.

Managed Services

Rapidly design, deploy and scale edge solutions with an experienced partner that delivers 24/7 coverage to manage workloads and reduce your IT burden.

Dynamic Connections

Seamlessly connect to the cloud using secure, real-time network provisioning and direct connections to 2,200+ public and private data centres worldwide.

Adaptive Networking

Instantly scale bandwidth up to 0 times on-demand and accelerate applications with our powerful, agile network and approximately 1K global route miles of fibre.

Colocation

Deploy emerging applications using flexible, resilient and low-latency connections to our services, leading cloud providers and on-premises workloads via our global network.

Connected Security

Get visibility and control embedded closer to the source of threats, so you can monitor and block security risks to your data, applications and assets at the edge.

Hybrid Cloud

Accelerate your business with fast, flexible and secure solutions designed for edge deployments on hyperconverged infrastructure with additional support for Kubernetes containers.

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