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Seamlessly deliver, secure and optimize applications with a global programmable edge and containerized solution ecosystem.

Try Lumen Application Delivery Solutions free for 30 days.*

Get access to our programmable edge and see why companies are delivering their applications with Lumen.

Restrictions may apply. See details.

Edge delivery for agile businesses

Running on the world’s most-connected CDN, our application delivery solutions offer you a new level of control to deploy workloads where your customers need them. Use our container-based edge framework to build onto the Lumen global infrastructure or choose from an ecosystem of pre-integrated modules for more distributed compute flexibility than ever before.

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State-of-the-art application performance

Run applications closer to users via our edge framework built for high performance and low latency. Our orchestration engine moves workloads across the distributed edge network to help keep compute milliseconds from users.


Full control and flexibility for DevOps teams

Built with developers in mind, Lumen programmable edge, serverless functions and DevOps tooling offer the flexibility to choose pre-integrated modules or bring your own code, while leaving the infrastructure management to us.


Easy-to-manage multi-layer security

Enjoy award-winning and holistic threat protection across layers 3, 4 and 7, integrated into the Lumen global edge. Our intelligent WAF, BRM, API protection and DDoS mitigation maximize the predictability of your cyber defenses and minimize manual intervention.

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Features and Specs

  • Advanced caching and optimization to control how content is delivered: Node.js hosting, Varnish Cache static and dynamic content caching, API caching, HTML streaming
  • Mobile, front-end (JS/CSS), image optimization
  • JavaScript and HTTP/2 protocol optimization
  • Anycast DNS hosting
  • Virtual waiting room
  • OpenResty request routing and domain rewrite
  • Sitespect server-side A/B and multivariate testing
  • SSL/TLS certificate management
  • HarperDB persistent data at the edge

  • Containerized workloads built on Docker and Kubernetes clusters to run custom workloads distributed across the Lumen global network
  • Patent-pending adaptive edge engine routes workloads across the edge to meet real-time traffic demand without customers having to manage orchestration or autoscaling
  • Best-of-breed partner ecosystem with pre-integrated cloud-native modules
  • Serverless and BYO code

  • Full DevOps suite to plug seamlessly into customer toolsets for rapid deployment and streamlined operations
  • GitOps for application development lifecycle
  • Full DevOps-centric API for automated edge
  • Developer POP
  • CI/CD pipeline integration
  • SaaS console and control plane
  • Real-time log management with Graphite data visualizations, Grafana graphs and ELK stack



for one month*




Test out our key hosting and caching features to get you up and running:

  • Node.js hosting
  • Varnish Cache



per month**




Out-of-the-box package to deliver and secure:

  • Node.js hosting
  • Varnish Cache
  • Modern WAF & bot management



per month***




Out-of-the-box package to deliver, secure and optimize:

  • Node.js hosting
  • Varnish Cache
  • Modern WAF & bot management
  • Image optimization





Full Access


Pick and choose modules as needed or build directly onto Lumen infrastructure with your own proprietary apps or custom code.


*Usage capped at 500 million requests. See additional trial details below.

**Capped at 500 million requests per month + WAF for five applications capped at 50 million requests per month.

***Same caps as Essential + image optimization capped at 2.5 TB per month


If the Customer exceeds either or both caps in a 2 consecutive month period, service will be provided “as-is” and Customer will not be eligible for any Service Levels or Service Level credits that may otherwise apply until Customer takes the required action requested by Lumen as further provided herein. After any 2 consecutive month period, Lumen will provide Customer notice that it has exceeded the applicable cap(s) and will request an upgrade of Service. If Customer either refuses to upgrade or does not respond to Lumen’s request for an upgrade within 30 days of receipt of the notice, Lumen will automatically migrate Customer to a usage-based plan with overages at standard rates. Lumen will deem Customer’s refusal, inaction or failure to respond as its consent to migrate to the usage-based plan for the remainder of the applicable term. Lumen may provide notice to Customer by sending a message to the email address then associated with the Customer account per Lumen’s records. Notices provided by email will be effective when the email is sent. It is Customer’s responsibility to keep its email address current. Customer will be deemed to have received any email sent to the email address then associated with the Customer account per Lumen’s records. Notices provided by email will be effective when the email is sent. It is Customer’s responsibility to keep its email address current. Customer will be deemed to have received any email sent to the email address then associated with the Customer account when the email is sent, whether or not Customer actually receives the email. Listed rates are available to qualifying business customer and exclude taxes, fees and surcharges. Services and offers may not available everywhere.  Lumen may change, cancel, or substitute offers and services, or vary them by service area at its sole discretion without notice. Credit approval and deposit may be required. Offer may not be combined with other offers.  Additional restrictions, terms and conditions apply.


Use Cases

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Creating an omnichannel shopping experience

Bridge the online and instore experience for retailers and ecommerce sites with programmable edge.

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Financial services

Improving digital banking

Implement modern security and performance solutions at the edge for a differentiated banking experience.

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Putting patients first with modern healthcare solutions

Prepare for the latest challenges in patient care and data governance with state-of-the-art application security, virtual waiting room and more.

Rethinking digital workflows

Read how Lumen Application Delivery Solutions are helping a leading car rental company streamline operations with a unified edge toolset and deliver amazing digital experiences with Varnish Cache and ThreatX WAF.

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Get a free trial or get started with application delivery now.*

Try a free 30-day proof of concept or get a full version today and explore our developer tools and configure your workflows. Discover which of our full-featured options could be right for you.

*Offer limited to configurations, compatible systems and usage limitations including maximum data volumes set out by Lumen. Offer available for a limited time to qualifying business customers for new service. Service and offer may not be available everywhere. Lumen may change, cancel or substitute offers and services or vary them by service area at its sole discretion, without notice. Offer may not be combined with other offers. Credit approval and deposit may be required. Additional restrictions, terms and conditions may apply.

Customized through our partner ecosystem

Maximize your flexibility with our partner ecosystem, including solutions for optimization, edge hosting, containerization, security, database and performance. Select and spin up pre-integrated modules that best suit your current use cases, then add or remove services as needed.


Winner of Frost & Sullivan award for security

"By integrating Lumen DDoS mitigation solutions with WAF solutions, Lumen offers a complete capability designed to protect network and application layers.”

Steven Lopez, Frost & Sullivan best practices research analyst