These deployments mark the first of many markets in which Megaport’s network will be available from within EdgeConneX facilities by the end of the year. The expansion follows the successful deployment in Portland, Ore.
Megaport uses its software-defined network (SDN) to provide customers with a flexible way to purchase connectivity solutions, eliminating long-term, fixed bandwidth circuits traditionally required between data centers and cloud providers. Instead, customers within these EdgeConneX EDCs can use Megaport to interconnect to network and cloud providers for terms as short as a day, and scale bandwidth from 1Mbps to 10Gbps on demand. This solution saves money, improves performance and ensures greater security for customer applications.
According to Rightscale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Survey, 85 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy. Among mature cloud users, the most cited challenge was managing costs (24 percent). New cloud adopters cited security as the biggest concern (32 percent). As Gartner’s Bob Gill wrote in the Edge Manifesto: “The use of smaller, distributed, connected data centers…closer to concentrations of users and generators of content (‘pushing things to the edge’), will be required for these workloads.”
Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer at EdgeConneX added: “EdgeConneX is dedicated to helping companies optimize network performance at the edge of the Internet. Megaport’s solution provides our customers an alternative to traditional interconnection solutions, enabling access to a more private and secure way to reach multiple cloud providers, a critical requirement for the adoption of cloud by enterprises.”