Megaport SDN integrates with Alibaba Cloud

16 May 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Megaport partners with Alibaba Cloud to deliver greater cloud connectivity options with direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect

Megaport has today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. The partnership will provide enterprises with direct and scalable access to Alibaba Cloud via the Megaport global SDN.

By accessing Alibaba Cloud Express Connect, a high-speed dedicated network connection that securely links customers with their VPCs through Megaport’s SDN, enterprises can scale their cloud connectivity and enable rapid provisioning of capacity to Alibaba Cloud.

“Megaport’s extensive global footprint is strengthened by our partnership with Alibaba Cloud,” said Vincent English, chief executive officer of Megaport. “Direct, dedicated access to Alibaba Cloud’s services adds value to our platform. This partnership enables customers globally to directly access services from the leading cloud provider based in China. Partnering with China’s largest public cloud provider aligns with our strategy to enrich our Ecosystem and provides greater service options for our customers.”

“The global reach of the Megaport SDN makes it simpler for Alibaba Cloud to access new markets,” said Yeming Wang, vice president of Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba Cloud’s customers will be able to access Megaport’s global network in more than 20 major markets in Asia Pacific, North American, and European regions with 150 points of presence (PoPs)

“We’re pleased to deliver consumption-based, direct cloud access to our customers through Megaport’s SDN to provide greater value and bring our services closer to enterprises. Megaport is an ideal partner to deliver these services and enable our customers to leverage powerful and on-demand cloud connectivity," added Wang.