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Kao Data and Megaport partner for on-demand cloud connectivity offerings

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Kao Data and NaaS provider Megaport have partnered to expand the data centre developer’s capabilities to provide on-demand cloud connectivity from hyperscale providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and others.

The partnership with Kao Data is set to increase the data centre's global cloud and connectivity capabilities and will provide a strategic location north of London, as well as the closest Megaport presence to Cambridge's academic and high-tech and scientific communities.

The company said its partnership with Megaport will provide direct and private software-defined networking (SDN) access to a global cloud and connectivity ecosystem.

"Enterprise, HPC and AI organisations depend on high-performance, low-latency connectivity, with varying peering and interconnection demands, many requiring local data centre capacity that links directly to their chosen cloud provider," said Lee Myall, CEO, Kao Data.

"We're proud to offer our clients in Cambridge, London and beyond, a world-class home for their compute.

“Our partnership with Megaport further strengthens this, offering them unrivalled cloud accessibility through agile networks complementing the already strong foundational carrier attributes present across the campus."

Multi Cloud and Cloud-to-Cloud connectivity is also available through the Megaport Cloud Router (MCR).

"We're excited to partner with Kao Data to provide their customers with on-demand cloud connections," said Eric Troyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Megaport.

"Megaport's industry-leading SDN platform removes traditional cloud access complexities and costly overheads.

“Through our global ecosystem of service providers Kao Data's customers will be able to choose and rapidly connect to the services that are right for their needs in a matter of minutes, not months."

On-boarding to the service is accessed via Megaport's point of presence (PoP) within the Kao Data 'Meet-Me' suite.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly increased the numbers of organisations operating from remote locations that have converted to using distributed computing,” said the company in a written release.

“This trend has amplified the need to offer businesses of all size and scale secure cloud-based, low latency, high performance services, and through this partnership Kao Data and Megaport provide dedicated access to these environments.”

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