Google Cloud Customers Get Level 3 CDN Services Access

PRESS RELEASE — BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Google Cloud Platform customers can for the first time access Level 3 Communications’ (NYSE: LVLT) content delivery network services through CDN Interconnect, part of the Google Cloud Interconnect family of products. CDN Interconnect offers Cloud Platform customers the ability to use Level 3’s CDN to distribute cloud-based content as close as possible to end users – increasing speed and quality of delivery, and improving the overall end-user experience.

Key Facts:

  • Google Cloud Platform customers now have an easier and faster way to deliver content to end users by using Level 3’s CDN, which is directly connected to Google Cloud Platform’s Edge network.
  • Traffic from Google Cloud Platform to Level 3’s CDN travels through high-performance links from Google’s edge points of presence (PoPs) to Level 3’s Origin Servers. Content is then distributed to global edge caching locations. This allows end users to access content from the caching location closest to them, providing a lower latency experience.
  • Google Cloud Platform is already part of Level 3’s global Cloud Connect Solutions ecosystem, which provides enterprise-grade connectivity from enterprise offices, data centers and other network resources directly to Google Cloud Platform in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

About Level 3’s CDN Solution:

Level 3’s CDN is known for providing fast, secure and reliable delivery of content worldwide. The benefits of Level 3’s CDN include:

  • Scalability: As bandwidth demands change, Level 3’s global network has the ability to scale with content volatility and can deliver a resilient storage server solution for publishing live content taken in from a live encoder
  • Flexibility: The configuration of the network is designed to create a high-quality user experience through its ability to deliver content in multiple formats, including: HTTP, HTTPS, HLS, HDS, DASH and Smooth Streaming
  • Security: Through the use of Geo and IP Blocking, Token and User Authentication, SSL and DDoS mitigation, accelerated delivery and performance is supported by comprehensive content security

Key Quote:

Anthony Christie, Chief Marketing Officer, Level 3

“With the continued rise in online and mobile applications has come the explosion of bandwidth-heavy content such as HD video, image-filled Web pages and streaming music, making it even more critical for content companies to use the right infrastructure to provide smooth and fast delivery. Through Level 3’s collaboration with Google, customers of Google Cloud Platform now have a seamless way to deliver content to their end users using CDN Interconnect and Level 3’s global CDN network.”

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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 or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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