Showing posts with label Lumen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lumen. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

T-Mobile and Lumen partner on 5G + Edge Computing

T-Mobile U.S. and Lumen Technologies agreed to expand their existing relationship to allow access to Lumen's Edge Computing platform over T-Mobile's 5G network, enabling enterprises to build, manage and scale applications across distributed environments. As part of this collaboration, T-Mobile will also become a preferred wireless connectivity partner for Lumen.

“By pairing America’s largest and fastest 5G network with Lumen’s enterprise solutions, we can break down industry barriers and deliver unparalleled network reach to enterprise and government organizations looking to optimize their applications across networks,” said Mike Katz, EVP of T-Mobile for Business. “With our leading 5G network, Lumen and T-Mobile have the opportunity to accelerate business innovation in an era where the network is more critical than ever.”


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Lumen teams with VMware to drive innovation at the Edge

Lumen Technologies is working with VMware to fast-track the design, development, and delivery of edge computing and more secure, work-from-anywhere solutions. 

The teams will focus initial efforts on co-developing solutions for the Lumen portfolio of managed services in key areas including:


  • Edge Computing: Certifying the integration of the VMware Tanzu Basic edition with the Lumen Edge Bare Metal service and Lumen Dynamic Connections. This combination will enable businesses to create a more secure software supply chain to rapidly deploy new edge-native workloads, on-demand, closer to the point of digital interaction.
  • Work-from-anywhere: Adding VMware’s Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform – inclusive of VMware SD-WAN and VMware Workspace ONE – to the Lumen solutions set. Many organizations now manage distributed workforces, making legacy solutions – including hub-and-spoke-based VPNs – obsolete. This initiative will help customers more seamlessly adopt SASE architecture to achieve the reliability and performance of a traditional network, as well as deliver superior customer and employee experiences, in a Zero Trust model.
  • Security: Integrating VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint and VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload with intelligence data from Black Lotus Labs, the threat research arm of Lumen. Enterprises will be better positioned to defend against cyber-threats, right from the end point, using the combination of security analytics derived from one of the world’s most deeply peered networks and industry-leading endpoint protection and datacenter virtualization.

“Resilient edge computing solutions will drive the next wave of digital innovation for the enterprise and customers need the right capabilities to effectively create, deploy, and manage applications in this new environment,” said Jeff Storey, president and chief executive officer, Lumen Technologies. “This deliberate move to invest in and accelerate our efforts with VMware will allow us to quickly bring to market software-defined solutions that address the real issues our customers face as they move applications to the edge. That is powerful.”

  • In September 2020, CenturyLink changed its name to Lumen Technologies.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Lumen links with VMware

Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink) and VMware announced an alliance covering edge compute, networking, and security. As part of the collaboration:

  • Lumen will deliver edge services using integrated VMware technologies. 
  • Lumen will integrate VMware SD-WAN, VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Carbon Black to deliver a “Work from Anywhere” solution on their global edge infrastructure to create thin-branch solutions for businesses of all sizes across a variety of industries.
  • Lumen will also be able to develop edge computing services for enterprises to develop new digital services using VMware Tanzu so applications can run consistently from the data center to the cloud to the edge, leveraging the Lumen network. The reach of Lumen’s distributed edge computing sites will also improve application performance with quicker access to multi-cloud environments.

“The combined capabilities of Lumen and VMware will empower organizations to take on the next phase of digital business,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, chief operating officer, products and cloud services, VMware. “We are helping customers take advantage of holistic solutions that support the people, processes, apps, and data that power business.”

Monday, September 14, 2020

CenturyLink is now Lumen

CenturyLink changed its name to Lumen Technologies.

The company's mission statement is "to help lead enterprises through the challenges and opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution – a time when smart, connective devices are everywhere."

"Our people are dedicated to furthering human progress through technology. Lumen is all about enabling the amazing potential of our customers, by utilizing our technology platform, our people, and our relationships with customers and partners," stated Lumen president and CEO Jeff Storey.

Effective with the opening of the trading day on Sept. 18, 2020, the company stock ticker will change from CTL to LUMN.

Lumen said its worldwide fiber network infrastructure and complementary capabilities deliver unique competitive advantages to customers in four key areas:

  • Adaptive Networking: Lumen provides hybrid network solutions built to quickly respond to customers' ever-changing data and application needs. 
  • Edge Cloud & IT Agility: Lumen enhances application experiences by delivering low-latency, high performance data access and by moving data and workloads closer to where customers need them.
  • Connected Security: Lumen offers global threat intelligence, network-based security controls and deep security expertise to help customers protect their data and applications against constantly evolving threats.
  • Communications & Collaboration: Lumen's communication and collaboration solutions make it easy for people to stay connected, productive and engaged wherever they are located.  

https://news.lumen.com/jeff-storey-introduces-lumen

  • 2008 - CenturyTel acquires Embarq, which was the former landline business of Sprint and served cities in 18 states. 
  •  2011 - CenturyLink acquires Qwest, which consisted over a nationwide long-haul fiber network along with the local access networks of the previous US West (a Baby Bell serving much of the western United States) 
  •  2011 -  CenturyLink acquires Savvis, a global provider of cloud infrastructure and hosted IT services. 
  •  2017 - CenturyLink acquires Level 3 Communications in a deal valued at around $25 billion.
  • 2017 - CenturyLink sells its data centers and colocation business to private investors, forming the new company called Cyxtera Technologies