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."