Lumen enhances edge capabilities with 400G expansion in the US

Lumen enhances edge capabilities with 400G expansion in the US

Lumen Technologies, a network modernization and cloud computing solution provider, announced the expansion of its 400G Wavelength Services across the US. According to Lumen, it will provide businesses with the secure connectivity they need to grow their digital platforms.

Over 240 data centers feature 400G Lumen Wavelength Services, and over 800TB of capacity currently runs across the network. Additionally, the company says that businesses can access Lumen’s self-service tool Topology Viewer, allowing them to quote, design and build their wavelengths across Lumen’s North American network.

According to Todd Geneser, director of product management at Lumen, the services will be competitive in secondary markets with third-party data center and/or cloud provider growth. Examples include Omaha, Portland, Salt Lake City, Boise and Austin.

“These locations are along core intercity fiber routes for many providers and where metro fiber capillarity is extensive,” Geneser told EdgeIR.

The expansion of 400G Wavelength Services will enable enterprises to build a core digital network with high scalability, dedicated connections and ultra-low latency. Geneser further explains that the wavelength services will provide connectivity building blocks for edge data centers to connect to other centers, clouds and centralized data centers.

“If a customer needs 400G wavelength connectivity in a Lumen Edge location that is not currently enabled for it, we can extend the capability into the site since all are located in a 400G enabled market,” stated Geneser.

Lumen says its wavelength services provide fast and reliable connections to 125 cloud optical on-ramps in North America and 24 Lumen Edge Colocation facilities. Through partnerships with communication service providers, customers can leverage the next-generation network for hybrid cloud strategies.

“This allows our customers to leverage our next-generation network whether they are consuming our edge services or deploying their edge into one of our 24 Lumen Edge Colocation facilities,” added Geneser.

Last November, Lumen Technologies was in the news for unveiling its edge computing solutions for the Asia-Pacific region (APAC). The new services include a dedicated, pay-as-you-go server hardware solution called Lumen Edge Bare Metal.

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