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Lumen® Application Delivery Solutions is the programmable edge interface of the Lumen CDN.


These solutions provide the capacity and framework to optimally deliver and secure your most important web assets, while putting your architects, developers, and sysadmins in the driver’s seat.


Unlike traditional caching solutions, Lumen CDN’s application delivery framework:

  • allows a choice of reverse proxy technology
  • enables engineers to use normal tooling to configure the system
  • provides a real time devOps toolset
  • offers the possibility of testing new proxy configurations before go-live with our Developer PoP


Whether you have a single website or are managing thousands of web properties, Lumen Application Delivery Solutions are ready to handle your workloads and your traffic.

Unlike traditional caching providers which generally are fixed on a single proxy, Lumen Application Delivery Solutions allows you to choose the proxies that suit your application architecture.

Depending on your needs, you can run a single module or combine multiple modules for enhanced performance benefit:

  • Performance: Varnish Cache (versions 3, 4, 5, 6), Nginx, Nginx+Lua
  • Scalability: Varnish Cache, Nginx
  • Availability: Varnish Cache, Nginx+Lua
  • Security: ModSecurity, ThreatX, Wallarm, Radware


These are just some of the reverse proxies that are available to you. Pick the right combination and painlessly change them as your requirements change. These proxies are all available throughout the entire development lifecycle.

The following articles detail how to get up and running on the Lumen application delivery framework: creating your first application, setting up your domain and enabling SSL. 


If you prefer, these steps may be completed entirely by your Lumen support team.