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Level 3 Adds Office 365 to Cloud Connect

PRESS RELEASE — BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprises seeking to connect to Microsoft Office 365 via Azure ExpressRoute for their productivity, collaboration and storage needs can now do so through Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 deliver enterprises a private, secure and reliable network connection to Office 365 that offers enhanced performance over connections made through the public Internet. With ExpressRoute for Office 365 enterprises can access everything in their Office 365 service, including Exchange Online, Office web applications, Skype for Business Online, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online across Level 3’s global network.

Key Facts:

  • Level 3 offers both point-to-point Ethernet and any-to-any IP-VPN connectivity to Azure and Office 365, giving enterprises the ability to choose the right network architecture to meet their operational needs
  • At every Level 3-ExpressRoute IP-VPN network-to-network interface, Level 3 has a colocated network-based security gateway that not only performs the network address translation required by Microsoft, but also provides a carrier-grade firewall platform to enhance the secure connection into the VPN while minimizing latency.
  • Level 3 offers global connectivity to Microsoft Azure and Office 365 through the following Microsoft data centers: Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, London, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

Key Quotes: {ad}
Brian Hoekelman, VP Business & Cloud Ecosystem Development for Level 3
“Businesses, and even government organizations, are no longer asking if or when they should look to the cloud to realize the inherent cost and operational benefits, but how. Software as a service models like Office 365 are clearly an entry point to the cloud. With Level 3 Cloud Connect partner ecosystem, enterprises and government agencies can leverage a private, secure and reliable network connection to Office 365 and other Azure cloud services for improved performance, security and productivity.”

Additional Resources:

For more information on Level 3’s advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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