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HGC teams with Megaport for multi-cloud connectivity offering

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HGC Global Communications has partnered with Megaport to launch a new on-demand multi-cloud connectivity service in over 380 enabled data centres.

The Multi-cloud Connect Service (MCCS) will enable seamless, flexible, on-demand and secure connections to a multi-cloud platform in numerous data centres, meaning corporate users can connect to a number of key cloud service providers.

The MCCS service provides direct access through HGC’s network to Megaport’s ecosystem, which consists of over 300 cloud services providers, including the likes of Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Salesforce.

Existing HGC MetroNET customers can switch on the MCCS service using existing local connectivity with a virtual LAN (VLAN). This means HGC customers can connect to multiple cloud regions through a single interconnection point.

It will also use Megaport’s SDN technology to offer flexibility in bandwidth configuration, allowing for sporadic burstable traffic in order to boost the performance of mission critical cloud-based applications. MCCS customers will also be able to leverage HGC’s global network reach.

Andrew Kwok (pictured), CEO of HGC, said: “Our collaboration with Megaport is very important as corporate customers nowadays demand flexible private connectivity to global cloud platforms. While corporate customers have access to HGC’s strong infrastructure base and on-demand services, their growing demand for one-stop solutions can also be met by enabling them to leverage cloud-based applications through this newly-launched MCCS Service. This is another example of HGC’s continuous commitment to becoming a leading ICT service provider in the market.”

Vincent English, CEO of Megaport, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with HGC to enable enterprises with global, multi-cloud connectivity solutions. Hong Kong is experiencing an increase in cloud adoption as a result of digital transformation. Direct cloud connectivity is a critical part of ensuring cloud-based architectures scale with reliable performance. HGC and Megaport are well-positioned to support enterprises as they transform their IT architectures to compete in a cloud-enabled world.”