Megaport launches ‘virtual router’ to interconnect clouds

24 January 2018 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

Megaport has launched a virtual router service that enables customers to connect at layer three without the need to own or manage routers or physical infrastructure.

The Australian company says that by removing administrative and ownership complexities, Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) makes it easier for companies to connect to cloud services, expand their service footprint through virtual points of presence, and peer with ecosystem partners around the world without the need to physically deploy network infrastructure.

"It’s imperative that Megaport continues to innovate solutions that abstract complexities in the network buying experience," said CEO Vincent English. "We’ve moved further up the stack by expanding the capabilities of our software defined network (SDN) to address layer three IP routing and support a broader set of customers with varying technical capabilities and business needs."

The company said that MCR enables cloud-to-cloud connectivity allowing Megaport customers to move workloads and data between cloud service providers to achieve their best cloud solution and support hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures.

Customers can create virtual routers within routing zones around the world to enable global coverage and support localised routing decisions, Megaport added.

"There’s no need fo- cloud connectivity is one of several new use cases unlocked by MCR which provides powerful options for enterprises architecting next-generation multi-cloud and hybrid cloud solutions. Our customers can move beyond the constraints of their physical network and rapidly establish virtual PoPs to unlock unique peering and interconnection opportunities around the world."

Topics: Megaport, SDN, cloud router, cloud, layer 3, layer three, IP