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Unlock the Future: Lumen’s CDN Exit Gives Customers a Better Alternative with Edgio – Edgio

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Digital content delivery relies on the unsung heroes of the internet, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), to ensure smooth, secure, and swift delivery of your content. So, when a major player like Lumen announces its exit from the CDN arena, concerns naturally arise for existing Lumen CDN customers. How can you ensure a seamless, high-quality content delivery in the aftermath of this decision? Edgio stands ready to ensure uninterrupted, high-quality content delivery, and is offering price matching for 12 months* for Lumen customers.

Understanding the Situation

Lumen’s strategic decision to discontinue its CDN services is a significant one. It’s no secret that the digital landscape is continually evolving, and businesses need reliable, cutting-edge solutions to keep pace. That’s why understanding your options for the future of content delivery is crucial.

The Need for a Reliable CDN Partner

The need for a dependable CDN partner cannot be overstated. A robust CDN service is the lifeline of your digital content delivery strategy, as it directly influences your brand’s reputation and user satisfaction. When exploring alternatives, consider the following:

  • Network size and server locations
  • Performance optimizations
  • Security features
  • Ease of use and migration
  • Multi-CDN integration
  • Technical support and documentation
  • Pricing and CDN hosting plans

Meet Edgio: Your Ideal Replacement

Enter Edgio, your ideal replacement for Lumen’s CDN services. Edgio is a Tier 1 CDN provider, trusted by leading media brands such as Verizon, NTT Docomo, BYUtv, Nintendo, Scripps, and CHL. We specialize in delivering high-stakes events, broadcast-quality video, and robust online video, ensuring the lowest rebuffer rates and uninterrupted file and software downloads. Our distinction lies in our profound expertise in content delivery, backed by cutting-edge technologies and a commitment to providing world-class customer support. Let’s take a closer look.

Edgio Delivery: Elevating Your Content Delivery

Edgio Delivery is your passport to an elevated content delivery experience, ensuring exceptional performance and protection. Here’s how Edgio Delivery excels in various crucial aspects:

  • Network Capacity and Global Reach: With 3.5 times the scale and 1.5 times the capacity of Lumen, Edgio guarantees consistent performance for your global audience. Our global edge network strategically brings data closer to every user.
  • Effortless Traffic Management: Be prepared for sudden surges in traffic without compromising performance. Edgio has the capability to manage traffic spikes efficiently, keeping your content accessible even during high-activity periods.
  • Optimized Streaming: Deliver best-in-class streaming video with Edgio. Whether you rely on video content for marketing or streaming services, Edgio ensures the highest quality delivery.
  • Seamless Multi-CDN Integration: Edgio Delivery seamlessly integrates into multi-CDN environments. This flexibility allows you to efficiently manage and optimize content delivery across diverse networks, maintaining CDN diversity while upgrading to a Tier 1 network.
  • Robust Security Measures: Edgio places security as a top priority. Our comprehensive security features, including our unique dual Web Application and API Protection (WAAP), managed Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS protection, advanced bot management, and API security solutions safeguard your content and customer data from potential threats.
  • Uninterrupted Uptime: Edgio ensures your content delivery is uninterrupted with our 24/7 Network Operating Center (NOC) and Security Operating Center (SOC). Our dedicated team of experts vigilantly oversees your content delivery, providing support whenever needed.

Here’s a ‘Lumen’-ating Comparison: Edgio Shines Brighter

Here’s a full list of how we compare to Lumen:

Lumen Edgio
Capacity 170 Tbps 250 Tbps
Points of Presence (PoPs) 95 (closer to core) 350 (edge)
Multi-CDN Support
Load balancing
Server failover
Advanced Peering
Rate Limiting
24/7 Network Operating Center (NOC)
DDoS Protection Layer 3, 4, & 7 Layer 3, 4, & 7
Access Control
Origin Shield
24/7 Security Operating Center (SOC)
Bot Management Detection Standard Advanced
Web Application Firewall (WAF) Standard Advanced
API Security Solution Standard Advanced
CDN Rules Engine
Image Optimization Standard Advanced
Object pre-fetch Standard Advanced
A/B Testing
Local Development Tooling
Resource Compression
Real-time Performance Analytics Suite
Performance Suggestions (DevTools)
Real-time Log Streaming
Live and VOD
FAST Channels Third-party
CMAF Third-party
Encoding Third-party
DRM Third-party
Ad Insertion Third-party
Syndication Third-party
Signal Ingest Third-party
VOD, SVOD, TVOD, and FVOD Third-party

Seamless Transition to Edgio

Moving from Lumen to Edgio is a straightforward process. Our team of experts is ready to guide you every step of the way, ensuring a seamless transition with minimal disruption to your operations. It’s all part of our commitment to providing you with exceptional support.

Additional Services and Benefits

At Edgio, we believe that content delivery is just the beginning of your digital journey. We’re here to support your growth and success by offering a wide array of services and benefits:

  • Streaming Video Platform: If you’re grappling with the challenges of managing the platform upstream of your CDNs, Edgio’s Uplynk is your premier enterprise-grade solution. It’s the crown jewel in our Media portfolio, providing operational automation for every step of live and on-demand streaming operations.

    With Uplynk, your team can streamline content delivery. In a single, robust environment, you can easily ingest, encode, manage, monetize, secure, distribute, and monitor your streaming services. What sets Uplynk apart is its ability to deliver broadcast-quality content at scale on Edgio Delivery, one of the world’s largest global media CDNs, and other CDNs, including multi-CDN environments. This ensures your audience enjoys seamless, high-quality streaming experiences.

  • Managed Services: We recognize that modern media businesses need flexibility and efficiency when dealing with the complexities of streaming. That’s why Edgio takes on a pivotal role as a Managed Service Provider within a partner ecosystem, joining forces with leading technology providers like Accedo, Bitmovin, Grabyo, and Vimond.

    As a Managed Service Provider, Edgio streamlines the integration of technologies across your tech stack, saving you time and resources. We simplify multi-vendor relationships and allow you to focus on creativity, content, and audience growth, all while maintaining high-quality streaming experiences worldwide.

  • Performance Optimization: We’re committed to ensuring the fastest possible content delivery and enhancing the user experience. Edgio Performance, a vital component of our Applications portfolio, empowers your website and applications to offer lightning-fast page loads.

    With faster web applications, you unlock the potential for higher conversion rates, increased revenue, and an improved user experience. Edgio Performance guarantees uptime and reliability while effectively offloading workload at the edge. By reducing the connections to your customers’ infrastructure, you optimize your content delivery, ensuring that your users experience your digital content with unmatched speed and consistency.

  • Edge Computing: Edgio’s edge computing capabilities enable you to process data and run applications closer to your end-users. This approach significantly reduces latency and ensures that your services remain responsive and performant. Whether you’re running applications that require real-time interactions or handling data-intensive tasks, Edgio’s edge computing solutions offer the agility and efficiency you need.
  • File Delivery: Edgio’s robust file delivery services ensure that your digital assets, including files and software downloads, reach your audience swiftly and securely. Our cutting-edge file delivery technology optimizes the transfer of files and software, reducing latency and ensuring a smooth end-user experience.
  • Website Security: We can’t stress this enough – security is paramount in the digital landscape. Edgio offers comprehensive web application security solutions to protect your online assets and customer data. Our suite includes advanced features like Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS protection, and advanced bot management, which act as a shield against evolving online threats.

Edgio is not merely a CDN; we’re your partner in navigating the ever-changing digital landscape, ensuring that you stay ahead of the curve and maximize the potential of your digital content. Our services extend beyond content delivery, making us a one-stop solution for your growing needs and challenges.

No Sticker Shock. We Price Match

Edgio understands that Lumen’s exit may have come as a surprise. That’s why we’re offering to match the price of your Lumen CDN and streaming features for an additional 12 months, on top of your current contract.* Our team is ready to assist in your migration process. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to experience our portal, tools, and performance for 30 days, free of charge.

If you’re unhappy with your current contract or concerned about onboarding, let’s talk. Edgio stands ready as your reliable partner, poised to ensure your content delivery remains seamless, secure, and top-notch. Welcome to a future of digital success with Edgio.

Ready to make the transition? Experience our portal, tools, and performance for 30 days, FREE. Contact us today to learn more and explore how Edgio can empower your content delivery and lead you into a future of digital success.

*Price matching is dependent on monthly revenue threshold.