CenturyLink Adds New Capabilities to Ethernet Portfolio


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CenturyLink has added E-LAN to its expanded Ethernet E-Services portfolio, with the aim of boosting flexibility, security, scalability and customization.

E-LAN can be used to connect multiple locations across Ethernet-enabled markets globally, regionally or in a single metro location. Adding multipoint-to-multipoint capabilities will help enterprises simplify bandwidth needs and create multinational wide area networks (WAN) to reduce costs and complexity, the company said.

CenturyLink's Garrett Gee

CenturyLink’s Garrett Gee

“We are pleased to provide our expanded E-Services portfolio to CenturyLink channel partners,” Garrett Gee, CenturyLink’s senior vice president of indirect and alliances, tells Channel Partners. “By doing so, we allow our partners the flexibility to offer multipoint, point-to-point and dynamic services from a single onramp to the CenturyLink global network.”

E-LAN leverages SDN-capable network components and can be configured with CenturyLink Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections, Dynamic Capacity and Enhanced Management solutions, allowing enterprise networks to respond to business-specific connection needs in real time. It also supports single and multi-class of service (CoS) options for flexibility of network design to help support the demands of a customer’s data applications.

E-LAN can be expanded and changed as businesses evolve, and CenturyLink says connections can be made for enterprises across a dedicated, private network.

“In the past, customers who wanted layer 2 Ethernet products were limited to single markets or single geographic regions,” said Mike Buso, CenturyLink’s director of product management. “With E-LAN, they can now freely expand their networks to any location in CenturyLink’s global footprint.”

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