DataBank Ltd. has announced the availability of on-demand global network access through its partnership with Megaport. Through Megaport’s Software Defined Network (SDN), DataBank customers will have private, secure access to multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.  DataBank will offer Megaport services initially in five of its data center markets, including Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, and Salt Lake City.

“We are excited to enhance our hybrid colocation capabilities by bringing, secure, scalable and cost-effective public cloud access to our customers,” states Vlad Friedman, CTO for DataBank. “By leveraging Megaport’s infrastructure, our enterprise customers will be able to more fully integrate public cloud capabilities into their colocation and private cloud assets to build true hybrid environments.”

“We really value this partnership because it allows us to expand our ecosystem into a number of  attractive enterprise-focused markets served by DataBank,“ comments Nicole Cooper, EVP of Sales, North America, for Megaport.  “We are confident that DataBank’s industry leading customer base will find significant value in Megaport’s ability to unlock powerful cloud-based solutions by providing on-demand, pay as you go connectivity to the service providers of their choice.”

Benefits of this combined solution enable include:

  • Direct connectivity to multiple public clouds connectivity through a single port
  • Rapid provisioning across one platform via intuitive web portal
  • Access to over 250 global service providers
  • On-demand networking capacity that aligns to cloud consumption models: 1Mbps to 10Gbps
  • Cloud-to-Cloud connectivity via Megaport Cloud Router