06 December 2017
| James Pearce
Megaport has launched direct, secure connectivity to IBM Cloud, giving its enterprise customers high-speed access to the service.
IBM Cloud Direct Link will give Megaport’s
enterprise customers the opportunity to accelerate their cloud
adoption by enabling them to architect a hybrid environment
linking on-premise infrastructure with private and public cloud
The connectivity gives Megaport’s customers
access to IBM’s growing global footprint and
cloud-native services which include artificial intelligence,
blockchain, internet of things, serverless and more.
"IBM Cloud has a long and rich history within the enterprise
space," said Vincent English, CEO, Megaport. "Clients who want
to build next-generation applications now have direct, scalable
access to cloud infrastructure that is tuned for AI and big
"Our connectivity model bypasses the public internet and
serves enterprises moving to the cloud while improving
performance and network reliability to critical business
applications. As a result, customers can optimise workloads and
scale between on-premises infrastructure and the cloud."
"Enterprises have moved well past using the cloud simply for
cost-savings, and are now embracing higher value cloud-native
services to create new business opportunities," said Kit
Linton, vice president of network, IBM Cloud.
"Megaport is enabling direct connectivity to IBM Cloud
Direct Link to provide a reliable way for global enterprises to
expand their reach, drive innovation and embrace a cloud
strategy that seamlessly connects public and private