Megaport partners with Alibaba Cloud to deliver greater cloud connectivity options with direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect
BRISBANE, Australia, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Megaport (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) ("Megaport"), the leader in global Software Defined Networking (SDN), today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA). The partnership will provide enterprises with direct and scalable access to Alibaba Cloud via the Megaport global SDN.
By accessing Alibaba Cloud Express Connect, a high-speed dedicated network connection that securely links customers with their VPCs through Megaport's SDN, enterprises can scale their cloud connectivity and enable rapid provisioning of capacity to Alibaba Cloud.
"Megaport's extensive global footprint is strengthened by our partnership with Alibaba Cloud," said Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer of Megaport. "Direct, dedicated access to Alibaba Cloud's services adds value to our platform. This partnership enables customers globally to directly access services from the leading cloud provider based in China. Partnering with China's largest public cloud provider aligns with our strategy to enrich our Ecosystem and provides greater service options for our customers."
"The global reach of the Megaport SDN makes it simpler for Alibaba Cloud to access new markets," said Yeming Wang, Vice President of Alibaba Cloud. "We're pleased to deliver consumption-based, direct cloud access to our customers through Megaport's SDN to provide greater value and bring our services closer to enterprises. Megaport is an ideal partner to deliver these services and enable our customers to leverage powerful and on-demand cloud connectivity."
Key Points / Highlights:
- From a single global account, Megaport customers can cut down latency and deploy globally on Alibaba Cloud's network of cloud regions.
- Alibaba Cloud's customers will be able to access Megaport's global network in more than 20 major markets in Asia Pacific, North American, and European regions with 150 points of presence.
- Alibaba Cloud will extend its edge closer to enterprises, provide consistent network performance for its customers, and expand its direct access capabilities around the world.
Megaport is the global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company's global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or our open API. The Company's extensive footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe, provides a neutral platform that spans many key data centre providers across various markets.
Established in 2013 and founded by Bevan Slattery, Megaport built the world's first SDN-based Elastic Interconnection platform designed to provide the most secure, seamless, and on-demand way for enterprises, networks, and services to interconnect. Led by Vincent English, Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in building large scale global carrier networks and connects over 670 customers throughout over 150 data centres in 37 cities across 19 countries. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, Amazon AWS Technology Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, and Google Cloud Interconnect Partner.
To learn more about Megaport, please visit: www.megaport.com.
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