colt dcs partners with megaport

Colt DCS partners with Megaport to connect customers to leading cloud platforms

London, 17 April 2018

Colt Data Centre Services today announces a new partnership with Megaport Limited

(ASX:MP1) (“Megaport”)

The benefits of Megaport connectivity

Partnering with Megaport provides greater connectivity to Colt DCS customers. As an industry-leading data centre services provider, partnering with Megaport’s Network as a Service (NaaS) aims to benefit enterprises with a powerful, holistic platform to build scalable, high-performance IT solutions. The benefits of Megaport connectivity include access to direct, scalable and secure connectivity to major cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Google Cloud Platform - as well as to over 250 service providers.

Megaport delivers seamless on-demand multi cloud connectivity. By eliminating manual set-up, its full-service automation connects securely in less than a minute! That’s less deployment time and less administration! Managed by the intuitive Megaport connectivity portal, Colt DCS customers can bypass the public Internet to establish reliable, direct and private connections with partners around the world. Additional benefits of Megaport connectivity include the ability of setting capacity, up to 10Gbps, for any duration, for one or more connections to the desired service providers – all through one port! The partnership with Megaport carries potential new opportunities for Colt DCS customers, with connectivity enhancements opening new and exciting doors.

Connectivity benefits of using Colt DCS with Megaport

  • Seamless access to major cloud service providers
  • Connectivity in under a minute
  • Full-service automation
  • Flexibility to set own capacity (up to 10Gbps)
  • Simplified multicloud and hybrid cloud connectivity administration
  • Global and secure connection
  • Full Control via App, Portal, or API integration
"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."
Matthew Cantwell

Matthew Cantwell - Director of Product

“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.”

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About Colt Data Centre Services

About Colt Data Centre Services

Colt Data Centre Services is a leading carrier neutral data centre operator. We are trusted by our globally recognised customers to provide unparalleled service and security. Our operational excellence is verified by achieving one of the highest possible scores in the Uptime Institute’s Management and Operations award. Colt Data Centre Services has been designing, building and operating large scale data centres and providing data centre colocation services for more than 20 years at our 24 carrier-neutral data centres across Europe and Asia.

About Megaport

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 on-demand 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.

Learn more about Megaport.

PR contact at Colt Data Centre Services

  • Adeela Mahmood

    Head of PR & Communications, Colt Data Centre Services: Adeela.Mahmood@colt.net

  • LEWIS for Colt Data Centre Services

    +44 20 7802 2626 / coltdcs@teamlewis.com

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