Megaport partners KIO Networks for Mexican expansion
Network-as-a-service provider Megaport has announced plans to expand services to Mexico via a partnership with data centre provider KIO Networks.
Through the collaboration and subject to approval, cloud connectivity services to Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are due to become available in March 2022 to local enterprises via on-ramps from KIO Networks’ data centres in Mexico City and Queretaro.
In addition, customers of KIO Networks in Mexico will be able to access Megaport’s ecosystem of 700+ global data centres and over 360 service providers, including 230+ cloud on-ramps from the likes of AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Oracle Cloud.
“Mexico has proven to be one of the leading cloud markets in Latin America and has been growing at a rapid rate over the last several years,” said Vincent English (pictured), CEO at Megaport.
“Megaport is very excited to partner with KIO Networks to launch our services in Mexico, which will provide the opportunity for our existing customers to grow with Megaport and create new opportunities for Megaport to service businesses in Mexico. We look forward to working with KIO Networks and our cloud partners to meet the growing demand for cloud-based services in Mexico.”
Moreover, businesses in Mexico can easily connect to cloud and IT services globally without the need to manage complex network infrastructure.
KIO Networks' footprint is comprised of 40 data centres across Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Dominican Republic, and Spain, as well as 11 edge facilities in Mexico. Bringing the company's total to over 20MW of installed operational capacity.
“KIO Networks is excited to offer our customers Megaport’s leading global Network as a Service platform as a quick and easy way to connect their businesses to cloud services for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments inside our data centres in Mexico,” said Santiago Suinaga, managing director of KIO Networks.
“We believe the partnership gives our customers the agility, flexibility, and scalability they need for their digital transformation initiatives to be successful.”
The partnership will also create strong value for local businesses in Mexico that require a broad range of service providers and greater access to direct cloud connectivity.
Additionally, businesses with global IT footprints can leverage Megaport’s presence in KIO Networks data centres in Mexico to connect to public clouds and other services on demand.