vXchnge has expanded its partnership with Megaport (USA), Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Megaport Limited (ASX:MP1) (“Megaport”). With the expanded partnership, Megaport empowers vXchnge to deliver - elastic interconnection and direct cloud connectivity services, enabled by Software Defined Networking (SDN), in eight vXchnge data centers in strategic growth markets.

 “Increasingly, our customers want to deploy hybrid cloud solutions, so by incorporating Megaport’s elastic interconnection in our data centers, our customers gain choices, speed and flexibility with a secure connection to over 300 service providers,” said Ernest Sampera, CMO of vXchnge. “This enables them to choose vXchnge as the platform for their digital transformations from standalone to hybrid architectures.”

By working with Megaport in its Austin, Minneapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Santa Clara, and St. Louis colocation data centers, vXchnge customers can flexibly scale bandwidth to optimize capacity so they pay only for what they use. Customers can access multiple service providers over the SDN and manage direct, multicloud connectivity, on demand and through a highly-intuitive self-serve portal. .

According to a 2018 Forbes article on the fastest growing U.S. cities, vXchnge data centers are located in some of the swiftest growing U.S. cities including: Austin, Nashville and Portland. The ability to offer premium data centers in strategic growth cities sets vXchnge apart from its competitors.

“We’re continuing to expand our capabilities within vXchnge data centers in key growth markets. Through vXchnge, we’re extending Megaport’s service footprint to more of the locations where enterprises are building their next generation cloud architectures in the U.S.,” said Nicole Cooper, executive vice president, Americas, Megaport.

vXchnge customers utilizing the Megaport ecosystem gain access to rapid provisioning capabilities and the ability to directly connect with leading global cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Salesforce, Oracle Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud.