Responding to increasing customer demand for diverse cloud connectivity options, QTS Realty Trust announced that customers will be able to access elastic interconnection services powered by Megaport, a leader in global Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Megaport is part of QTS’ multi-phased approach to expand its carrier-neutral cloud ecosystem and simplify customer network strategies by providing diverse connectivity for cloud and hybrid IT environments.

Megaport enables QTS’ customers and partners to connect over a Software Defined Network (SDN), reducing cost, and providing rapid connectivity and provisioning across a single platform. Virtual Cross Connects (VXCs) to services are provisioned via QTS’ portal and managed via any mobile device. Megaport complements QTS’ existing portfolio of network services to include direct connectivity to some of the world’s largest hyperscale cloud providers.

“Expansion of QTS’ connectivity ecosystem supports today’s enterprises seeking speed, agility and efficiency to solve their hybrid IT strategies,” said Dan Bennewitz, chief operations officer, sales, product & marketing. QTS. “By partnering with Megaport, QTS customers can connect with who they want when they want, more efficiently and effectively.”

“QTS has evolved into a highly innovative provider of cloud and hybrid IT solutions backed by an increased emphasis on strategic carrier-neutral cloud interconnection,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport. “Megaport provides the ideal foundation for QTS customers to connect easily to each other as well as over 200 service providers across our ecosystem, including the top five global cloud service providers.”

Enterprises will be able to access Megaport from QTS’ mega data centers in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas-Irving, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; and Santa Clara, California.