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LightEdge Announces Direct Cloud Connection Implementation

Dynamic Ethernet solution provides flexibility, security and better performance

Kansas City, MO (May 15, 2017) – LightEdge Solutions, an enterprise-grade cloud, colocation and managed services provider, announced today it has implemented Level 3® Cloud Connect Solutions at its Kansas City data center in Subtropolis. Level 3 Cloud Connect gives Lightedge customers the ability to connect to LightEdge applications over Level 3’s award-winning network with more flexibility, security and better overall performance compared to the public Internet.
By adopting Level 3’s Cloud Connect solution, LightEdge can also offer their customers private, dedicated connections to other Cloud Connect destinations in the Level 3 ecosystem such as Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. This implementation helps to further root LightEdge as a dedicated leader in connecting its customers to other cloud providers.
“Having Cloud Connect in our Kansas City facility emphasizes our commitment to making our data center a cornerstone for our customers’ transition to the cloud,” said Jim Masterson, LightEdge CEO. “We can now provide our customers with flexibility and ease of mind knowing their data is secured.”
About Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions:
Level 3 offers a global, high-performance network that can provide a seamless, private connection between private and public cloud environments over pre-established connections with leading service providers. Cloud Connect Solutions deliver:

  • Improved Performance: Delivery of cloud-based mission critical apps without interruption.
  • Enhanced Security: Private connections to CSPs to help minimize threats, portfolio of security services to protect against them.
  • Greater Efficiency and Flexibility: The choice of cloud services that can scale bandwidth dynamically so customers pay only for what they use.
  • Global Connectivity: Connect offices around the world to local cloud and data center resources.

“We understand our customers have many decisions to make on their journey to the cloud and how they help their customers make the transition,” said Julie Masino, regional vice president, Level 3 Communications. “With Cloud Connect, customers like LightEdge have a solution that supports their strategy and can deliver enterprise grade security and performance, in addition to the flexibility to scale bandwidth up and down to meet business needs.”
About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions is an experienced and proven leader in, data center, Enterprise IT cloud solutions, and network integration, providing businesses with reliable access to Fortune 100-level infrastructure that quickly adapts and scales to meet changing business requirements. LightEdge, which is owned by The Anschutz Corporation, was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. LightEdge serves both Midwestern and national companies from its five regional office locations with scalable and customized IT solutions that leverage a fully redundant network backbone connecting all carrier neutral data centers, as well as an experienced team of engineers. For more information, please visit



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