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Level 3 Unleashes Cloud Connect Solutions for Scalable, On-Demand Ethernet

August 24, 2017

In this time of network modernization, cloud computing is serving to aid in ushering in a new era of networking and multi-gigabit Ethernet. The beauty in leveraging the cloud is added agility and scale, and this week Level 3 announced a new way to connect, and so much more.

Level 3 unveiled the Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions feature this week, a scalable Ethernet offering that provides users with the ability to host a number of VLANs on one Ethernet Virtual Circuit (EVC) from their data centers to Amazon Web Services (AWS) leveraging the AWS Direct Connect service.

The announcement should come with little surprise, as Level 3 is an AWS Direct Connect Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN).  Using the MyLevel3 portal or API, customers can make network adjustments in near real-time – and even share bandwidth across Amazon virtual private cloud (Amazon VPC) instances.

In addition to added flexibility, because Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions are a private, direct cloud connection, customers using multi-cloud environments gain the boost of an added layer of security. And, when customers choose to deploy the Level 3 Adaptive Network Control Solutions they receive improved control and visibility, down to an extremely granular level with real time reporting and on-demand scalability.

This agile and scalability Ethernet offering is available in all of Level 3’s 290 markets spanning APAC, EMEA and North America.

Paul Savill, SVP of Core Products for Level 3 noted, "Enterprises today are looking for any advantage to stay competitive in our digitally transformed world. Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions is the next evolution in making the network experience like the cloud experience to put greater power and agility in customers' hands."

In a real time world, the network needs to keep up. And from supporting the influx in video traffic, SaaS applications and more, it’s time for network modernization and multi-gigabit Ethernet.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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