1623 Farnam partners Megaport for SDN connectivity

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1623 Farnam has confirmed that it is now offering access to the Megaport software-defined network (SDN) from its interconnected edge data centre in Omaha, Nebraska.

As a regional provider of network-neutral, edge interconnection and data centre services, 1623 Farnam customers now have direct access to Megaport’s global cloud ecosystem, which includes Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, Salesforce and SAP to name a few.

"The availability of Megaport in the 1623 Farnam data centre offers our clients secure, private access to the world's largest cloud providers, and wider interconnection and peering options," said Todd Cushing, president of 1623 Farnam.

"Hybrid IT infrastructures require low latency, predictable connections, and our customers now have highly resilient options to rapidly connect to multiple cloud providers to support their applications and workloads. Customers can also quickly spin up capacity to address spikes in users and traffic as needed."

In addition, thanks to Megaport, 1623 Farnam can further address customers' growing need for scalable cloud resources to support complex IT architectures.

Other benefits of this partnership include direct private access to 171 cloud on-ramps and hundreds of on-net locations.

Added reliability and security through direct, private connections that bypass the public internet, and elastic connectivity that supports business needs and aligns to cloud consumption models.

"With a robust and flexible marketplace consisting of over 3600 service providers on the Megaport platform, 1623 Farnam customers can simplify how they connect to the services that power their business," added Peter Hase (pictured), chief commercial officer at Megaport. 

"Enterprises and tech companies undergoing digital transformation and expansion are increasingly leveraging the agility and flexibility of hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, cloud-to-cloud architectures. Our goal is to help partners and customers reduce the complexity of adopting cloud services and enhance performance with reliable global private connectivity."

Additionally, 1623 Farnam is also host to the most geographically centred Internet Exchange in the US – Omaha IX.