What is it?
Moving workloads to where digital interactions occur can help improve user experiences, increase application performance, lowers costs and minimizes risk. Edge computing empowers organizations to achieve these outcomes by supplying the capability to store data efficiently, secure the environment and deliver applications that meet your IT and operational requirements.
Ultra-fast, networked compute facilities
As one example, the Lumen Edge Computing platform is delivered over the largest ultra-low-loss fiber network in North America providing high performance, secure edge compute facilities that combine edge cloud and IT agility capabilities for exceptional application experiences. By leveraging these solutions as an extension of your premises, you can also minimize your IT footprint and optimize your real estate and energy costs.
Operational data used to generate actionable insights shouldn’t go to waste. Avoid missing out on opportunities to improve products and services by building a data “base camp” in the network where you can store valuable data created from remote digital interactions to support more effective on-demand, data-based actions. Storage as-a-service has the power to ingest and reduce data, make smart decisions about how and where to move data, and send simultaneous copies to multiple locations. Storage solutions for the edge include Network Storage and Layer-2 Ethernet connectivity enhanced by Data Access Accelerator and Layer-3 IP-VPN, providing enterprise-grade storage for any IoT use case that produces significant amounts of data. These solutions are especially useful in situations where data is not being consistently acquired, such as offloading connected-vehicle data, sensor readings, video capture, maintenance telemetry, large data sets and healthcare monitoring.
Technology is revolutionizing our world—not for its own sake, but for the experiences it enables us to create. But as applications become more distributed and move toward the edge of the network where they are consumed, security needs to be an inherent part of these experiences that is:
- Delivered as a distributed, virtualized and dynamically scaled capability rather than an appliance in a private data center
- Orchestrated and automated as an ingredient of application workloads you leverage to modernize your business
- Essential protection from the exponential growth in security attacks—including extortion—as you evolve and grow your business
With robust Web Application Firewalls (WAF), Bot Management and API Protection services, as well as access to one of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) deployments in the world, Lumen® Security Solutions for the edge are seamless, built-in, automated and informed by high-fidelity threat intelligence to help protect and accelerate application experiences for you and your end users.
Running high-bandwidth applications and workloads at global scale is challenging. To boost application performance and efficiency, your enterprise needs a solution designed for edge facilities using content delivery network (CDN) technology, software-defined networking (SD-WAN) and a cloud foundation with secure, private connections. Lumen® Application Delivery Solutions for the edge combine CDN, CDN Edge Compute, Edge Hosting Environment, Private Cloud and Dynamic Connections products all with the strength of fully managed services. This helps optimize application performance for uses such as IoT software updates, video streaming and analytics, online gaming, location-based analytics and branch transformation across retail, financial and consumer segments, respectively.
Benefits of Edge Computing?
By bringing computation and storage closer to the devices that generate data, edge computing empowers you to obtain real-time market insights quickly and efficiently from more sources—and to use that knowledge to differentiate your enterprise.
Moving workloads to where digital interactions occur can help improve user experiences, increase application performance, lower costs and minimize risk. Edge computing empowers organizations to achieve these outcomes by supplying the capability to store data efficiently, secure the environment and deliver applications that meet your IT and operational requirements.