EdgeConnex adds Megaport SDN interconnect fabric in global EDCs

16 January 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

EdgeConneX is deploying Megaport’s elastic interconnect fabric in its edge data centres (EDCs) globally, enabling more direct connectivity to leading cloud providers.

As cloud traffic is expected to increase nearly four-fold in the next three years, according to Cisco’s Global Cloud Index, Megaport is rolling out its software-defined network (SDN) platform in EDCs across North America and Europe to enhance connectivity at the edge of networks.

EdgeConneX's enterprise customers will gain scalable, private and direct connections to leading cloud service providers, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

"We are levelling the playing field for today's burgeoning enterprises that exist outside of core markets, while transforming previously underserved regions into prime connectivity points," said Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer at 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."

Nicole Cooper, EVP of North America at Megaport, added: “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 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."

Megaport partnered with Aqua Comms in November to enable elastic interconnection on the America-Europe-Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable running between New York and Ireland and with data centre and colocation provider Digital Realty in September to launch a Service Exchange platform to facilitate direct, private and secure connections to multiple cloud service providers.

Topics: EdgeConneX, Megaport, EDC, edge, data centre, connectivity, cloud, Microsoft, Azure