Level 3 Offers Direct Network Access for Enterprises to Optimize Cloud Services Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions Provide Greater Network Performance, Flexibility and Security to Deliver Critical Enterprise Applications
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced the launch of Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions, which offer the underlying network connectivity and services for global enterprises to more effectively integrate the cloud into their evolving IT architecture. Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions provide private network access to leading cloud and data center services to deliver critical enterprise applications and information with greater performance, security and flexibility than the public Internet or other networks.
Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions create a secure, reliable path for customers to realize the efficiency and flexibility of the cloud without compromising productivity or revenue. Key benefits include:
- Superior Application Performance – Extensive fiber-based and low-latency route options allowing customers to be prescriptive about global network performance and enable core IT functions such as email, websites and customer relationship management services to perform more quickly and without interruption.
- Global Network Security – Comprehensive network security portfolio that leverages Level 3's private network access, managed security, Distributed Denial of Service mitigation and consulting services so enterprises can realize end-to-end control of their network and entrust their most important applications and information to the cloud.
- Ultimate Flexibility – The freedom to connect to the leading cloud services and data centers of choice without forcing businesses into an outmoded technology or restrictive service bundle. The flexibility to allocate bandwidth dynamically and pay only for what businesses consume.
"Highly reliable, secure and performance-optimized network connectivity is becoming an increasingly important component of an enterprise IT strategy as mission-critical business processes and applications become more network dependent, especially with the widespread deployment of IT cloud environments," stated Melanie Posey, research vice president at IDC. "Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions provide the flexibility and performance capabilities for enterprises to dynamically interconnect with their cloud ecosystem, enabling them to run their applications efficiently and securely."
"From performance to cost efficiency, enterprises have high expectations for cloud-based services and the network is integral to meeting those expectations," said Paul Savill, Level 3's senior vice president of Global Core Product Management. "Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions deliver global network reach with direct connections to the evolving landscape of leading cloud service providers, placing Level 3 in a strong position to help enterprise IT organizations successfully realize their cloud strategies."
Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions offer multiple ways to connect enterprises with cloud and data center services including MPLS/IPVPN, Virtual Private Line Service, Ethernet Virtual Private Line, Ethernet Private Line and Wavelength services. Level 3 also provides professional and managed services, which include consulting, implementation, monitoring, management and managed network services for enterprises to further reduce operational complexity and oversight of their public, private and hybrid cloud deployments.
For more information on Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions, visit www.level3.com/cloudconnectsolutions.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in 55 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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