Netrality Properties has announced that Pilot has established Points of Presence (PoPs) at four Netrality locations: 717 S.Wells in Chicago, 1102 Grand in Kansas City, 1301 Fannin in Houston, and 210 N Tucker in St. Louis. The expansion is in addition to Pilot’s existing PoP at Netrality’s data centers at 325 Hudson Street in New York City and 401 North Broad in Philadelphia.

By establishing a presence in four additional Netrality data centers, Pilot is expanding enterprise customers’ access to its reliable nationwide IP network. Netrality’s interconnection facilities are strategically located in the most fiber-connected and urban-situated markets in the US, allowing Pilot to grow its network nationwide and offer a more diverse set of connectivity services to a growing customer base.

“By continuing to expand our nationwide IP network into the Netrality Properties’ data centers in Kansas City, Houston, St. Louis, and Chicago, we will be giving enterprise customers and service providers access to new options for services such as IP Transit, Ethernet Transport and Cloud Connectivity,” said Joe Fasone, founder & CEO of Pilot. “We’re excited to build upon the partnership with Netrality that we started four years ago when we set out to change telecom in New York City. Through our expanded partnership, we’re now able to do that in four new markets."

“Our Chicago, St. Louis, Houston and Kansas City locations are positioned in crucial network points of entry, making these data centers well-suited for Pilot’s nationwide expansion,” said Ed Grundhauser, VP of sales at Netrality Properties. “We are thrilled to continue to help Pilot support its customers across the country, providing them with a faster and more dependable service overall.”

Netrality Partners With Megaport

Netrality Properties has announced the first of its properties to be enabled by Megaport’s global Software Defined Network (SDN) and its Ecosystem of over 250 IT, network, and cloud service providers.  

Netrality customers can now utilize Megaport’s services at 1102 Grand in Kansas City, the most network-rich interconnection environment in the central Midwest, and 401 North Broad in Philadelphia, a major data center and interconnection point between Manhattan and Virginia. Megaport services are scheduled to deploy at 1301 Fannin in Houston in June. A roadmap is being prepared for Megaport deployments in other Netrality properties.

“Our goal at Netrality is to reduce the cost and complexity of interconnection while providing the widest range of connectivity offerings to meet our customers’ needs,” said Josh Maes, chief operating officer of Netrality Properties. “Our partnership with Megaport provides rapid and expanded cloud connectivity for customers within the nation’s most critical and connected colocation platforms.” 

Once connected to the Megaport Network, Netrality customers can customize a private network to enable hybrid cloud and multicloud connectivity, including secure access to AWS, Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, and Salesforce. Customers can also right-size their connections to ensure they can scale services while optimizing costs. Connections are provisioned in as little as 59 seconds through the highly intuitive Megaport Portal.

“As companies increasingly move towards hybrid cloud and multicloud architectures, it is critical they have secure, scalable connectivity to ensure applications perform flawlessly,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport. “Within Netrality’s network-neutral data centers, we are able to provide even more enterprises with flexible, on-demand solutions that allow them to rapidly and directly connect to a massive service provider Ecosystem. We are very excited to work with Netrality to enable the next wave of cloud adoption.”