MEGAPORT'S 'LA STORY' AS IT CONNECTS WITH THE US ON A NEW INTERNATIONAL ROUTE
Written on the 10 May 2017 by Ben Hall
Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1), a Brisbane-based interconnectivity provider, has continued its expansion by establishing a Sydney to Los Angeles link which will cater for growing demand for its services.
The company says enabling this route is a milestone for its customers who want to use key cloud nodes outside of its main hubs of Australia and New Zealand and will help them develop a cost-effective system outside of the region.
"Traditionally, dedicated international connectivity has been slow to deploy and cost prohibitive," says Megaport CEO Vincent English.
"With the application of the Megaport consumption based model to international capacity, customers can deploy circuits quickly and much more cost effectively," English says.
"Customers can deploy as little as 1 Mbps and scale up as their requirements grow. The barrier to entry is lowered and customers can now connect between the Australia-New Zealand region and the rest of the world within 59 seconds, just like the rest of our network."
The Los Angeles route was established just weeks after the company announced a cloud connectivity collaboration with US giant Oracle.
As part of the deal, Megaport customers will be able to create a dedicated and private connectivity to Oracle Cloud services with higher bandwidth options which also provides faster and more reliable networking systems.
The elastic interconnection services provider, which uses Software Defined Networking, allows its customers to access a global platform to connect to their data base through the Megaport platform.
Founded by Bevan Slattery in 2013, the company is pinning its growth on the rapid demand from companies to be connected to the 'cloud' from anywhere in the world.
The Oracle deal is part of a massive expansion program undertaken by Megaport, which now connects more than 620 customers throughout 150 data centres in 37 cities across 19 countries.
Along with Oracle, Megaport also partners with major cloud service providers Amazon AWS Technology, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute and Google Cloud Interconnect.
Business News Australia
Author: Ben Hall