EdgeConneX® and Megaport (USA), Inc. have announced the expanded availability of Megaport’s elastic interconnection services in EdgeConneX’s Houston, Santa Clara, and Boston Edge Data Centers® (EDCs). These deployments mark the first of many markets in which Megaport’s network will be available from within EdgeConneX facilities by the end of the year. The availability in these three new markets follows the successful deployment in Portland where customer adoption has maintained steady growth.
Megaport provides elastic interconnectivity, leveraging its SDN to enable customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Megaport’s platform provides customers with a flexible way to purchase connectivity solutions eliminating long-term, fixed bandwidth circuits traditionally required between data centers and cloud providers. Instead, customers within these EdgeConneX EDCs can now leverage Megaport to interconnect to leading network and cloud providers for terms as short as a day, and scale bandwidth from 1 Mbps to 10 Gbps on demand. This solution saves money, improves performance and ensures greater security for customer applications.
According to Rightscale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Survey, 85% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy. Among mature cloud users, the most cited challenge was managing costs (24%). New cloud adopters cited security as the biggest concern (32%). As Gartner’s Bob Gill wrote in “The Edge Manifesto: Digital Business, Rich Media, Latency Sensitivity and the Use of Distributed Data Centers,” “The use of smaller, distributed, connected data centers…closer to concentrations of users and generators of content (‘pushing things to the edge’), will be required for these workloads.”
“EdgeConneX is dedicated to helping companies optimize network performance at the edge of the Internet,” comments Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer, EdgeConneX. “Megaport’s solution provides our customers an alternative to traditional interconnection solutions, enabling access to a more private and secure way to reach multiple cloud providers, a critical requirement for the adoption of cloud by enterprises.”
“This partnership with EdgeConneX enables new markets to gain access to our platform, helping us achieve the company’s rapid expansion goals to empower cloud connectivity to traditionally under-served markets,” states Nicole Cooper, executive vice president, Americas, Megaport. “Our SDN brings a new dimension to the growing demand for interconnectivity and the peering services market by delivering more dynamic connectivity capabilities. EdgeConnneX’s data center portfolio complements our neutral interconnection fabric extremely well and rapidly expands our footprint in the United States to the edge where cloud demand is increasing.”