Cloud company Enter to offer services via Megaport network

05 April 2017 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

Italian network and cloud company Enter is to make its services available via Megaport’s network from Amsterdam and other locations.

The deal is with Megaport USA, a subsidiary of the Australia-based Megaport group, which specialises in software defined networking (SDN), but any Megaport-enabled location can connect into Enter’s cloud platform, said the companies.

“Megaport’s SDN enables us to extend direct connectivity to our cloud services beyond Milan, Frankfurt and Amsterdam to address increasing customer demand for network and cloud services across Europe and beyond,” said Milko Ilari, head of international business and strategy at Enter. “The relationship also enables automated provisioning to Enter Cloud Suite via dedicated connections from any Megaport-enabled data centre.”

The Italian company said its Enter Cloud Suite (ECS) is the first European OpenStack-based cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution. “The highly available, resilient and scalable offering can be delivered autonomously or as a fully managed, turnkey solution that encompasses architecting, design, setup, migration, and ongoing maintenance and support,” said Enter, which is based in Milan.

Belle Lajoie, Megaport’s executive vice president for the Asia Pacific region, said: “In addition to instantly managing their connectivity to ECS from any Megaport-enabled location, on any device, Enter customers can now consume elastic bandwidth for connectivity across the globe, enabling the customer to adjust the bandwidth consumption as their business requirements change.”

She added: “Megaport’s SDN also enables direct, instant, and scalable access to our global ecosystem of service providers, as well as connectivity to critical internet exchange services throughout Europe.”

Enter said that ECS is built on secure open source technology, and compliant with European data protection and privacy legislation. It is one of the official cloud platforms of 52 European institutions and agencies, such as the European Parliament and Court of Justice, the company said.

Enter’s own network Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, the US and China.