Cloud adoption is significantly increasing among enterprises, as Cisco predicts cloud traffic will grow almost four-fold by 2020. This is creating a heightened demand for secure, affordable and reliable connectivity, particularly at the edge of the network. Edge connectivity is essential for supporting cloud services and many businesses are turning to data center solution providers to gain access to high quality infrastructure and diverse partnerships with leading connectivity enablers.
EdgeConneX®, for instance, recently announced a new partnership with Megaport, the U.S. subsidiary of Megaport Limited, the global leading provider of elastic interconnection services. Moving forward, Megaport will deploy its SDN-based elastic interconnection services in Edge Data Centers® (EDCs) throughout North America and Europe. EdgeConneX’s enterprise customers will gain direct access to leading cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and more.
This announcement follows the successful deployment of Megaport’s SDN within EdgeConneX’s Portland EDC.
“By deploying Megaport’s dynamic and elastic interconnection platform throughout EdgeConneX’s global Edge Data Centers, we are leveling the playing field for today’s burgeoning enterprises that exist outside of core markets, while transforming previously underserved regions into prime connectivity points,” explained Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. “Providing full access to the cloud, this latest partnership between EdgeConneX and Megaport will empower businesses to expand and innovate, leveraging the fastest and most secure cloud connectivity options available.”
Megaport EVP of North America Nicole Cooper also commented on the partnership.
“It’s important for enterprises to have readily available access to cloud services providers,” stated Cooper. “Megaport’s alliance with EdgeConneX is a major milestone in the mission toward enhanced connectivity at the Edge of the network, bringing direct cloud access where it’s needed most. Our advanced SDN (Software Defined Network) and robust provider ecosystem are driving cloud adoption throughout the enterprise community. With these tools, we are looking forward to providing EdgeConneX customers with the necessary means to achieve fast and reliable connectivity to mission-critical cloud services.”
EDCs are specially designed to maximize both space and power, and to enable the distribution of content, cloud and applications at the edge of the network. All EdgeConneX facilities enable high power densities, and come with simplified kW pricing. All EDCs are capable of 20+kW per rack or cabinet and 600 watts of electricity per square foot. The company’s national operating model and facilities are PCI-DSS, SOC-2 and HIPAA-certified annually, and all EDC locations offer fiber diversity including network, building access, conduit and carrier.
EdgeConneX is currently at PTC’17: Changing Realities in Honolulu, where the team is taking part in presentations and meeting with customers throughout the week. To schedule a meeting with the EdgeConneX team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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