London, 17 April 2018
Colt Data Centre Services today announces a new partnership with Megaport Limited
...a leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, that will connect its customers to the world’s leading cloud platforms.
Megaport’s Software Defined Network (SDN) enables users to connect to a range of cloud platforms globally and on-demand. With Megaport, Colt DCS customers will gain access to direct, scalable, secure connectivity to major cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and over 250 service providers.
Megaport’s open API integrates with cloud and network service providers. This provides full-service automation and eliminates manual provisioning processes so connectivity can be delivered in less than 59 seconds, thus reducing deployment timeframes while also simplifying administration of multicloud and hybrid cloud connectivity. Through Megaport’s intuitive portal, users simply set the amount of capacity they need – up to 10Gbps – for the duration they require, for one or more connections to the service providers of their choice – all through one port. Additionally, the Megaport platform enables users to bypass the public Internet and establish reliable, direct and private connections with partners around the world.
The Megaport service will initially be available to customers of Colt’s London West data centre before being rolled out around the company’s facilities worldwide.
"With Megaport, our customers can connect to third-party service providers and cloud platforms almost instantaneously, for as long as they like. This opens up a breadth of new services and functionalities to our customers, making it an incredibly powerful proposition. Customers now no longer need to pay a premium to be physically present in the same data centre as their Cloud Service Providers."
“As more enterprises adopt hybrid cloud and multicloud architectures for their mission critical applications, the complexity of managing connectivity to, and between, private IT infrastructure and cloud service providers increases significantly,” said Belle Lajoie, Chief Commercial Officer, Megaport.
“The Megaport SDN reduces this complexity by offering connectivity to an ecosystem of leading SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, Managed Service Providers, and Network Service Providers across one platform.
The pairing of Colt DCS’s high-availability, industry-leading data centre services with Megaport’s Network as a Service enables enterprises with a powerful, holistic platform to build scalable, high-performance IT solutions. We are delighted to partner with Colt DCS to reduce the barriers to cloud adoption and fuel future IT growth in Europe and around the globe.”
Megaport is a global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or the open API. The Company’s extensive footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe, provides a neutral platform that spans many data centre providers across various markets.
Established in 2013 and founded by Bevan Slattery, Megaport built one of the world’s first SDNbased Elastic Interconnection platforms designed to provide a secure, seamless, and ondemand way for enterprises, networks, and services to interconnect. Led by Vincent English, Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in building large scale global carrier networks and connects over 900 customers throughout over 195 data centres globally. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWS Networking Competency Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider, and Salesforce Express Connect Partner.
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