Stream Data Centers has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Megaport (USA), Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Megaport Limited to deliver secure, direct consumption-based connectivity services to enterprises.

The Megaport Software Defined Network enables Stream customers with the ability to right size their capacity, by scaling bandwidth up and down, with a consumption-based payment model. Customers can access multiple service providers over the ecosystem and manage direct, multi-cloud connectivity through the Megaport API or via the Megaport portal.

“A primary mission for Megaport is to reduce the barrier of entry for enterprises adopting cloud services,” said Nicole Cooper, executive vice president, Americas, Megaport. “Our industry-leading SDN brings a powerful set of capabilities in which to execute a network and connectivity strategy that aligns to cost and performance goals. Stream’s U.S. data center portfolio complements our neutral networking model extremely well. It enables further expansion of our footprint in the United States as we help accelerate cloud service adoption in emerging cloud markets.”

“We are excited to partner with Megaport to enable flexible cloud connectivity for our enterprise customers,” said Eric Ballard, vice president of network and cloud at Stream Data Centers. “Megaport is a market leader in the elastic cloud connectivity space and is redefining how our customers can grow and scale cloud, multicloud, and hybrid cloud connectivity. The Megaport partnership enriches the value to our customers by bringing a substantial ecosystem of service providers to our industry-leading data centers. It expands the horizons of network connectivity and what we can offer our customers.”

Megaport brings direct, private connectivity to the top five cloud service providers. In particular, this partnership will take advantage of a new Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute gateway. It will offer a direct connection to Microsoft Azure services as well as a low-latency private link to customer-resources located in the nearby Azure South Central region. All of these services will now be available at Stream’s San Antonio data center.

Ross Ortega, partner program manager, Microsoft Azure Networking, Microsoft Corp., said, “The cloud is driving transformation through new business models, global expansion and accelerated innovation, along with an enhanced customer experience. Collaborating with Megaport to bring ExpressRoute to customers is a core part of these attributes and values.”

The Megaport and Stream partnership will launch in San Antonio for customer availability in 4Q17. Following the launch, Stream and Megaport plan to continue expansion of their partnership to other Stream data centers in Houston and Minneapolis.