Megaport Interconnects with Portland Edge Data Center

Megaport will deploy its SDN-based elastic interconnection fabric in the EdgeConneX Portland Edge Data Center.

With Megaport, EdgeConneX’s Portland-based enterprise customers will gain scalable, private, direct connections to the world’s most popular cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and more. This capability has previously only been available to companies collocated in one of the nine major Internet peering points across North America.

On the heels of AWS’ announcement establishing its first metro connection in the Portland market via EdgeConneX’s Edge Data Center, access to Microsoft Azure will soon be available. This high-speed connectivity service provides additional options for companies.

“With Megaport’s dynamic and elastic, software-driven interconnection platform fully enabled in the Portland metro market through our Edge Data Center, EdgeConneX will provide enterprise businesses full access to the cloud,” remarked Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. “Microsoft Azure is one of the leading open and flexible cloud service platforms, providing IT departments with direct access to products and solutions that not only power businesses, but also enable innovation. EdgeConneX is committed to providing the most secure and lowest latency cloud options at the edge.”

Denver Maddux, CEO, Megaport, added, “Direct connectivity to cloud service providers should be as ubiquitous as cloud services themselves. Our partnership with EdgeConneX furthers that goal by bringing direct cloud access to the edge. Aligning network economics and features to cloud services models is imperative to driving cloud adoption. With our elastic fabric, Megaport provides the tools to achieve this. Our robust service provider ecosystem, rapid provisioning speed, overall reliability and flexible commercial terms make this a reality.”