Megaport expands NaaS offering to Japan
Megaport has announced the expansion of its Network-as-a-Sevice (NaaS) offering to Japan.
As a result of the expansion, cloud connectivity services are now available in Tokyo, through a series of data centres, which include Equinix TY2, TY4 and AT TOKYO CC1. The company has already confirmed future locations that include NTT DATA Otemachi, Colt Shiohama, NEC Kanagawa, MC-Digital Realty Mitaka, and TELEHOUSE TOKYO Otemachi.
Customers in the region can now take advantage of direct connections to Aws, Azure, Oracle and IBM cloud on-ramps in Japan.
"Japan has proven to be one of the leading cloud markets in the Asia Pacific region and has been growing at a rapid rate over the last several years," said Josh Munro, EVP APAC at Megaport. "Megaport is very excited to launch services in Tokyo. This will provide opportunity for our existing customers to grow with Megaport and create new opportunities for Megaport to service our local partners and customers. We sincerely thank our data centre and cloud partners who have helped us enable a robust footprint and broad service reach in Japan. We look forward to further expanding into Osaka in 2020 and building on a very strong foundation we have created."
According to IDC, the Japanese cloud market has entered a period of maturity presenting a big opportunity for cloud networking to support the ongoing adoption of cloud services throughout the country. In addition, customers can build robust cloud-to-cloud connections to support multicloud architectures with Megaport Cloud Router, a virtual router service.
"Cloud Service Providers have made massive investments in Japan to meet the growing demand for cloud-based services," said Vincent English (pictured), CEO at Megaport. "Businesses in Japan are increasingly utilising multiple service providers to build their next generation IT services. Megaport is excited to partner with leading data centres around the country to extend the reach of cloud services to where enterprises house their critical private IT infrastructure. With Megaport Cloud Router available in Japan, customers can directly connect their service providers together for cloud-to-cloud applications. The Megaport Software Defined Network (SDN) offers choice, flexibility, and ease of use through a single global network, allowing businesses to simplify and accelerate their journey to the cloud."
Megaport services are already live in Tokyo with service expansion to Osaka due by March 2020.