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MEET THE PLATFORM MAKING 4IR POSSIBLE

Get to know the Lumen Platform (1:55)

The Lumen Platform is the fastest, most secure platform for next-gen apps and data, unifying four core IT components into one application delivery solution built to support the technological possibilities of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).

One platform to run cloud and edge applications 

Our platform is built to deliver the scale, speed and intelligence that cloud and edge applications require, making it easy to run, rev and respond faster.

Cloud

Seamless and scalable connections to public and private clouds enable application virtualization, cloud hosting of IT services and data, more efficient capacity utilization and faster response.

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Edge

100+ edge market nodes help deliver 5ms or better latency to power near-real time response for latency sensitive, data intensive applications, 5G and other distributed compute demands.

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Connected Security

Intelligent and automated threat detection and response that's built-in to the network to proactively safeguard data and applications.

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Edge Cloud

Low-latency edge compute and cloud connectivity that deliver high-performance data and application experiences closer to where data is used.

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Adaptive Networking

Globally scalable, high-bandwidth connectivity that intelligently adjusts to real-time capacity needs to seamlessly deliver applications and data.

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Collaboration

Easy-to-use, all-in-one voice, video, chat and call center solutions that drive greater business productivity and customer engagement.

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Fiber backbone

140,000 global route miles of owned fiber with 170,000 on-net fiber locations in over 60 countries and over 120 global PoPs.

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Data centers

Dynamic connectivity to over 2,200 public and private data centers.

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Cloud connectivity

Seamless hybrid managed cloud access to top providers, including AWS, Azure, Google, IBM and Oracle.

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Seamless and scalable connections to public and private clouds enable application virtualization, cloud hosting of IT services and data, more efficient capacity utilization and faster response.

Learn more

100+ edge market nodes help deliver 5ms or better latency to power near-real time response for latency sensitive, data intensive applications, 5G and other distributed compute demands.

Learn more

Intelligent and automated threat detection and response that's built-in to the network to proactively safeguard data and applications.

Learn more

Low-latency edge compute and cloud connectivity that deliver high-performance data and application experiences closer to where data is used.

Learn more

Globally scalable, high-bandwidth connectivity that intelligently adjusts to real-time capacity needs to seamlessly deliver applications and data.

Learn more

Easy-to-use, all-in-one voice, video, chat and call center solutions that drive greater business productivity and customer engagement.

Learn more

140,000 global route miles of owned fiber with 170,000 on-net fiber locations in over 60 countries and over 120 global PoPs.

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Dynamic connectivity to over 2,200 public and private data centers.

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Seamless hybrid managed cloud access to top providers, including AWS, Azure, Google, IBM and Oracle.

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How the Lumen Platform works

See how we engineered an integrated platform as the critical layer between network, cloud and edge infrastructure assets and next-gen applications.

The Fastest, Most Secure Platform for Next-Gen Apps

Take a closer look at the four core IT components of the Lumen Platform and learn how our infrastructure sets us apart from other platforms.

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The Lumen Platform Difference

See what makes the Lumen Platform unique and why extensive physical infrastructure is essential to powerful performance.

 

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Accelerate results with an advanced applications architecture 

Move and respond faster

Stay agile and quickly turn up 4IR data, apps and experiences with 318% greater bandwidth scalability.1

Speed growth

Accelerate data and applications for next-gen workloads with 100+ edge market nodes designed for 5ms or better latency.

Protect as you connect

Shield critical data and apps with automated threat detection that actively monitors 3.6 million threats/day and mitigates ~140 DDoS attacks/day.

Boost productivity

Launch scalable voice, video and web collaboration solutions to improve employee productivity by 29%.2

Hear from experts on our platform and infrastructure

Customers can use the Lumen Platform to drive benefits from global cloud core to distributed cloud edge, including increased performance, controlled costs, faster time-to-value and partner co-innovation on our open and interoperable standards.”

David Shacochis, VP of Enterprise Strategy

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Because meaningful change isn’t just about technology, it’s about having a partner at every step in your journey who can help you turn tough challenges into tangible outcomes…"

Mahesh Dalvi, VP of Managed Technology Solutions

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Resources

BLOG: Amazing experiences built on the Lumen Platform

5 min read


Find out how hybrid cloud and edge computing can power your distributed applications with agnostic orchestration and low latency.

BLOG: Leverage Edge Compute with the Lumen Platform and Deliver Unique Business Value

BLOG: Leverage Edge Compute with the Lumen Platform and Deliver Unique Business Value

5 min read

Find out how Edge Compute strikes the right balance between on-premises security and localized low-latency performance.

1IDC, CenturyLink Adaptive Networking Solutions Enable Enterprise Customers to Optimize Network Costs and Performance, March 2020.

2Nemertes, Employee, Customer Experience Transformations Deliver Measurable Value, Q3 2020. 

3Quadrant Strategies, Global Poll: Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution, July 2020.
* Platform claim based on Lumen’s unique combination of assets and services with the lowest network latency on the majority of the MSA routes, threat detection, data scrubbing center capacity and end-to-end protection.