Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation

A private cloud that delivers a completely integrated hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI).

Hyperconverged IaaS Delivers Agility and Security

Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation is Lumen's next generation private cloud. It's a software-defined data center solution that includes software-defined networking and vSAN Storage to deliver a completely integrated Hyperconverged Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Built on industry-leading technologies, this service offers deep flexibility to meet a wide range of private cloud requirements.

Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation enables the deployment of dynamic private cloud architecture to eliminate downtime.

Self-Service. Or Full Service.

Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation is a software-defined data center that enables full automation and self-service via vCloud Director and extensive APIs. We even offer native remote console access — an IP-based KVM solution. Alternatively, you can engage our expert management teams to implement and maintain your private cloud solution for the full "white-glove" treatment. And underneath it all, the hypervisor and infrastructure are fully-managed.

Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation deploys vms quickly

Astonishingly Fast Deployment

Once your Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation customer instance has been stood-up, virtualized systems can be deployed as needed with virtually no downtime. It's the beauty of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), where all the elements of a cloud solution reside at-the-ready: compute, network, storage and security.

Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation enables Hybrid IT

Easily Integrate Hybrid Cloud Solutions

If you have pre-existing workloads — on-premises, in Lumen Cloud, on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure Cloud, or any other cloud platform — you can use Cloud Application Manager to integrate them with Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation and manage them from a single powerful interface.

Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation facilitates migrations

Seamlessly Migrate to the Cloud

VMware workloads may be migrated from on-premises to Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation in a self-service fashion using vCloud Director. The "Bring Your Own IP" feature allows you to easily copy production environments multiple times without encountering IP conflicts.

Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation Features

Management, Automation and Security

  • We manage everything from the hypervisor layer on down to the physical infrastructure.
  • Cloud Application Manager offers additional orchestration capabilities and multi-cloud control.
  • Extensive APIs exposed through vCloud Director facilitate automation and provide extensive customer interaction with the platform.
  • Each customer has a dedicated, discrete endpoint for total isolation and security.
  • In addition, we offer an option to add our Lumen Managed Firewall Service built on a Virtual Palo Alto NextGen Appliance to provide an extensive list of additional security features.
  • Integrated SDN enables multiple natting capabilities, so each virtualized system can have its own VLAN.

Speed, Power and Flexibility

  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) delivers integrated vSAN storage with SSD drives deliver high performance of IOPs in the 100,000's.
  • SDN enables self-managed firewall and load balancers, VLAN creation, and multiple natting to facilitate "Bring Your Own IP" and microsegmenting.
  • Easily scalable from a 4-node stack up to multiple 32-node stacks, all from within vCloud Director.
  • Deployment in less than a day, compared to weeks or months for most private cloud solutions.

Cloud Application Manager Integration

Virtualization and Automation

  • NSX delivers software-defined data center capabilities, including northbound and southbound isolation, and static routing.
  • Customers can self-serve natting and firewalls, control load balancing rules with SSL offloading, as well as set up site-to-site and client-to-site VPN.
  • vCloud Availability (vCAV), deployed in concert with vCloud Director, gives customers access to self-service replication and migration, as well as enabling disaster-recovery capabilities.

Use Cases

Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation facilitates migration

Migration from On-Premises Virtualization

More and more often, organizations find themselves reaching the limits of scalability and capacity on-premises infrastructure. Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation offers an easy, direct, self-service path to migration for VMware solutions originally deployed in-house. With minimal configuration, it's as simple as pointing to a new endpoint to migrate painlessly and securely.

Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation is a highly secure private cloud

Top Requirement: Security

Both Healthcare and Financial applications have extremely stringent security requirements. Software-defined networking (SDN) provides multiple natting capability. This means each virtualized system can be assigned a separate VLAN, which is a critical requirement for architectures with high security requirements. So, if one system is compromised in any way, the other systems remain independent, and all activity between systems is logged and tracked.

Financial Services applications are ideally suited for Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation

Financial Services Solutions

Financial services applications demand both dedicated hardware and maximum speed in performance, but not at the expense of control and flexibility. Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation delivers a totally secure private cloud solution that allows customer to maintain complete control of their data. And vSAN virtual storage with SSD drives provide highest performance measured in 100,000s of IOPS.

Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation is a Hybrid IT enabaler

Leverage Hybrid Architectures

Convert any VMware cloud instance to a hybrid solution by connecting it with Lumen Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation. This extends your private cloud environment, and provides access to extensive self-service networking capabilities such as software-defined firewall, VPN, SSL certificates, IPSec and "Bring Your Own IP." Powerful automation enables rapid expansion in response to changing workload demands.

“[In conjunction with] VMware technologies, customers can benefit even further from Lumen's expertise in building, managing and securing cloud environments across critical workloads, hybrid infrastructure, and vital network links."

— Geoff Waters, Vice President, Global Service Provider Channel, VMware


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