CyrusOne and Megaport Open Alliance Enables Elastic Cloud Connectivity for Enterprises and Internet Ecosystem

Neutral interconnection fabric extends CyrusOne services' reach, simplifies cloud interconnection, and deepens Megaport's U.S. footprint

Jan 19, 2016, 08:00 ET from Megaport

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Software-based elastic connectivity provider Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) (Megaport) today announced its U.S. subsidiary has signed an alliance agreement with CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) to deliver SDN-enabled, elastic interconnection and cloud exchange services in CyrusOne data centres in the United States. 

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Under the agreement with CyrusOne, Megaport becomes a key provider of elastic interconnection and cloud exchange services utilizing the existing CyrusOne National IX (Internet Exchange) infrastructure which provides CyrusOne's extensive Fortune 1000 customers with data centre interconnection services. This alliance expands Megaport's services to 13 new locations in markets that include Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Phoenix, Sterling (Northern Virginia), and San Antonio, among others.

The Megaport Fabric enables CyrusOne customers with the ability to right-size their capacity by scaling bandwidth up and down with flexible terms. Customers can access multiple service providers over the fabric and manage direct, multi-cloud connectivity through Megaport's API, the Megaportal, and Megaport's mobile applications.

This announcement comes as Megaport has completed installation of 15 of its first-phase core footprint in the United States. The Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Northern Virginia, Seattle, and Silicon Valley metros are live for services. The core footprint provides immediate access for new and existing customers to acquire connectivity to cloud and network service partners. Megaport is a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity partner, Amazon AWS Direct Connect partner, Google Cloud Platform Carrier Interconnect partner, as well as Amazon AWS Technology Partner.

Megaport Chief Executive Officer Denver Maddux said the alliance provides a boost to the company's rapid expansion goals. According to Maddux, "Our elastic fabric brings a whole new dimension to the growing demand for interconnectivity and peering services market by delivering truly dynamic connectivity capabilities. CyrusOne's U.S. data centre portfolio complements our neutral interconnection fabric extremely well and rapidly expands our footprint in the United States."

"We are excited to facilitate this ground-breaking agreement with Megaport," said Gary Wojtaszek, president and CEO, CyrusOne. "The ability to leverage CyrusOne's National IX platform and extensive data centre footprint as an enabler and on-ramp to Megaport's cloud providers creates the perfect cloud connectivity solution for our customers. We are excited to work with the team at Megaport, who carry the same entrepreneurial spirit that we have at CyrusOne."

About Megaport

Megaport is a global leader and pioneer in elastic interconnection. Since commencing operations in January 2014, Megaport has experienced strong growth and is already servicing over 200 customers in six markets in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. This growth has been driven by the continuing increase of data consumption as well as significant demand by enterprises in adopting cloud computing services. Megaport has been built by a management team with diverse and global operational experience building and operating networks outside of Australia, including the United States, Canada, Europe and other markets in Asia such as Singapore and Japan. To learn more about Megaport, please visit www.megaport.com.

About Megaport Open Alliance

Megaport Open Alliance is a partnership framework for Megaport and interested partners that enables the use of Megaport's elastic fabric and software delivery for networking and cloud services. The Open Alliance focuses oncreating an ecosystem of services that delivers multiple use cases to users of the Megaport Fabric with automated provisioning and elastic capabilities.This empowers users with the ability to change their configuration and consumption based on the needs of their business.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data centre properties. The company provides mission-critical data centre facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 925 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 165 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies.

CyrusOne's data centre offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require, and are delivered through a tailored, customer-service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne's National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 31 data centres worldwide. To learn more about CyrusOne, please visit www.cyrusone.com.

Media enquiries about Megaport: Wendy Hill, Sapphire Communications M: +61-427-173-203 E: wendy@sapphirecommunications.com

Media enquiries about CyrusOne: Jacob Smith gyro O: +1-513-346-3492 E: cyrusone@gyro.com

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