Present Value Essay

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Level 3 and Cloud Computing

Level 3 Shapes the Cloud
Any Cloud Computing application or service exhibits two characteristics. First it uses virtualization to decouple the end user from the actual service and second it employs a pay-as-you-go business model. Virtualization is the key technology, while pay-as-you-go provides the business flexibility.

Virtualization let’s users take advantage of a service without the concern of owning or managing the actual physical resources used to provide the service. From a business perspective this allows IT departments to take advantage of a multitude of technologies to cost optimize the way they deliver services. Regardless of the type of virtualization employed, one simple fact remains, the user must still be connected to the service via a very ‘un-virtual’, real, physical connection. The ...view middle of the document...

We have no vested interest in driving one type of connection over any other. We have no cloud applications to sell. Our only desire is to create a network cloud that delivers the best experience to their users.

Not only do we have the right tools in our toolbox, we now how to use them. There is a reason that we’ve built backbones for 8 out the worlds 10 largest telecommunications carriers. We build Lamborghinis not Edsels. By working with Level 3 businesses get access to the tools and to the expertise that has helped build some of the worlds most successful clouds.

Get the Benefits of the Cloud either Public or Private

The world of a cloud computing services continues to expand. Regardless no matter what type of cloud service is being discussed one element is always required: the cloud. Whether the service is to be delivered over a public cloud (the Internet) or over a private cloud (and intranet) users still need to be connected to the service via a network.

Level 3 builds cloud networks. We are uniquely positioned as a service provider. Level 3 has the most connected Internet service available, we can deliver wavelengths with incredibly low latencies, private line services across metro and intercity markets without limitations, and we have one of the most advanced MPLS VPN networks in the world.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Other service providers have networks that must service multiple purposes. Enterprises are stuck picking from solutions “off the rack”. They then add disaster recovery options. Hoping that the same network built to support “Joe’s Crab Shack” will be robust enough to support their mission critical application.

What and Enterprise needs is a cloud solution that is personalized for them. Public or Private they can pick from a range of solutions that best match your needs. Level 3 offer the range from no frills off-the-shelf options to full fledged dedicated, custom tailored, first-class options.

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