DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a global colocation solutions provider, today announced that it has signed an alliance agreement with the U.S. subsidiary of software-based elastic connectivity provider Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) (Megaport) to deliver SDN-enabled, elastic cloud interconnection services in CyrusOne data centers in the United States.
Under the agreement, Megaport becomes a key provider of elastic interconnection services using the existing CyrusOne National IX (Internet Exchange) combined with SDN-enabled software from Megaport to serve the extensive CyrusOne Fortune 1000 customer base. This alliance expands Megaport’s services to new locations in markets that include Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Phoenix, Sterling (Northern Virginia), and San Antonio, among others.
Megaport’s fabric enables CyrusOne customers with the ability to right-size their capacity by scaling bandwidth up and down with flexible terms. Customers can access multiple service providers over the fabric and manage direct, multi-cloud connectivity through APIs or via the Megaport portal.
This announcement comes as Megaport has completed installation of its first-phase core footprint in the United States. The Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Northern Virginia, Seattle, and Silicon Valley metros are live for services. The core footprint provides day-one access to customers and enables interconnection with key cloud and network service partners. Megaport is a Microsoft ExpressRoute connectivity provider and Amazon AWS Technology Partner as well as Amazon AWS Direct Connect partner.
Megaport Chief Executive Officer Denver Maddux said the alliance provides a boost to the company’s rapid expansion goals. According to Maddux, “Our elastic fabric brings a whole new dimension to the growing demand for interconnectivity and peering services market by delivering more dynamic connectivity capabilities. CyrusOne’s U.S. data center portfolio complements our neutral interconnection fabric extremely well and rapidly expands our footprint in the United States.”
“We are excited to facilitate this ground-breaking agreement with Megaport,” said Gary Wojtaszek, president and CEO, CyrusOne. “The ability to leverage CyrusOne’s National IX platform as an enabler and on-ramp to Megaport’s cloud providers creates the perfect cloud connectivity solution for our customers. We are excited to work with the team at Megaport, who carry the same entrepreneurial spirit that we have at CyrusOne.”
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 925 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 165 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies.
CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer-service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 31 data centers worldwide.
Megaport is a global leader and pioneer in elastic interconnection. Since commencing operations in January 2014, Megaport has experienced strong growth and is already servicing over 200 customers in six markets in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. This growth has been driven by the continuing increase of data consumption as well as significant demand by enterprises in adopting cloud computing services. Megaport has been built by a management team with diverse and global operational experience building and operating networks outside of Australia, including the United States, Canada, Europe and other markets in Asia such as Singapore and Japan. To learn more about Megaport, please visit www.megaport.com.