Level 3 launches self-service cloud connect solutions

24 August 2017 | Natalie Bannerman


Level 3 has announced the introduction of its Cloud Connect Solutions, a scalable Ethernet offering.

Level 3 Cloud Connect Services Graph

The service allows customers to host multiple virtual local area networks (VLANs) on a single Ethernet virtual circuit (EVC), from its data centres to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The move comes as enterprises demand a network experience that is flexible as the cloud itself. The self-service functionality of the solution gives customers the ability to add and remove VLANs to AWS, including the connections to their virtual private clouds in near real-time via the MyLevel3 portal or API. 

Other features include the option to share bandwidth across their Amazon virtual private cloud, leveraging AWS Direct Connect. Customers have added security via a private direct connection to the cloud and if connected to Level 3 Adaptive Network Control Solutions product. Customers have increased visibility and control, including real-time reporting and the ability to scale bandwidth up and down in line with business demands.

Level 3’s layer 2 Ethernet offering, eLynk, on which Cloud Connect Solutions will run, has an Ethernet footprint of nearly 290 markets in North America, EMEA and APAC. Customers can expect high accessibility and connectivity.

Level 3’s Cloud Connect Solutions provides private connectivity to other cloud service providers, in addition to AWS, including Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform. 

"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," said Paul Savill, SVP of core products for Level 3.