Level 3 Connects With Amazon Web Services Direct

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Level 3 adds Amazon Web Services connection support, Radware joins the open networking foundation to further SDN, and EdgeCast helps Atlantic Media serve blazing-fast content around the world.

Level 3 adds AWS Direct Connect support

Level 3 Communications (LVLT) announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) as an AWS Partner Network Technology Partner. The partnership leverages the suite of Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions across the global Level 3 network to create a more efficient and reliable cloud operating environment with improved application performance and network security. With this connection, Level 3 offers private network connections to every AWS Direct Connect location. Support for new Ethernet and VPN hosted connections delivers direct access to leading cloud services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Simple Storage Service and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. The combined network infrastructure provides an easier migration path for enterprises to effectively establish and scale connectivity between remote office locations, data centers and AWS to create a cloud ecosystem with greater flexibility to address evolving IT requirements. “To do business in the cloud, enterprises have to solve their migration, security and performance challenges,” said Paul Savill, senior vice president product management for Level 3. “The combination of Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions and AWS Direct Connect make it easier and more cost effective to move, operate and secure enterprise applications in the cloud.”

Radware joins open networking foundation

Radware (RDWR) announced it is now part of the Open Networking Foundation Northbound Interface Working Group, joining the ranks of companies such as Intel and Microsoft in order to assist the industry accelerate the adoption of open SDN. Chartered this month, the working group was created to help reduce end-user confusion on the Northbound Interface and to help the application developers actively seeking an open Application Programming Interface (API) to develop code against. It will enable acceleration of SDN innovation by allowing significant application portability across SDN controllers, both open source and proprietary. “We are elated to find ourselves in the same company of those who are part of the core team,” says Avi Chesla, chief technology officer, Radware. “This working group will help define various SDN Controller Northbound API Interfaces (NBIs) in order to significantly increase the speed in which new SDN applications are developed. Collectively, we will be able to accelerate innovation in order to quickly adapt the customer’s needs from their networks.”

EdgeCast enables Atlantic Media

EdgeCast Networks announced that Atlantic Media leveraging the company’s global acceleration network to serve its content to millions of users around the world. The Atlantic requires availability, reliability, and speed – regardless of the end user’s device or location. A benefit of EdgeCast is that it completes most purges in just seconds with its new “Piranha Purge” feature. “Whether it’s quickly updating a breaking story or correcting inaccuracies, fast updates go a long way in preserving credibility and trust,” said Tom Cochran, CTO of Atlantic Media. “Piranha Purge is a tool that’s extremely valuable in a breaking news world.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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