SAN FRANCISCO & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Megaport, the global leader in SDN-based elastic interconnection, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Intelisys, the country’s largest Technology Services Distributor focused entirely on supporting the channel’s top-producing sales agents. As part of this partnership, Intelisys’ network of Sales Partners can offer Megaport’s flexible and automated elastic interconnection service to enterprise customers.
Megaport’s SDN-based interconnection fabric includes a fully automated partner portal that requires no human capital. Intelisys Sales Partners can sell 1G and 10G capacity ports that enable Virtual Cross Connects (VXCs) between data centers and cloud service providers within a metro or between cities in the U.S., and access to Megaport’s peering fabric and global network of providers.
Key Features of the Megaport service include:
- Partner Portal: Through a purpose built online interface Sales Partners can quote, configure and send orders for services to customers in real-time.
- Scalability: Customers can scale up and scale down bandwidth on demand.
- Contract Flexibility: Customers will have flexible commercial terms enabling instant provisioning and access to Layer 2 services for a few days, weeks, months or years. The Sales Partner and the customer define the contract on their terms.
- Cloud Interconnection: Customers will be able to provision dedicated connections into cloud services like Amazon Web Services, GCI or Microsoft Azure in seconds and across diverse regions.
Said Brynn Maddux, EVP of North America and Europe of Megaport: “Intelisys is a top Technology Services Distributor in the U.S. and has a reputation for attracting the best and the brightest in the channel. With a continued focus on supporting emerging technologies like cloud and SDN, it is a natural fit for Megaport to work with Intelisys as a valued partner. We are thrilled about the opportunity to help Intelisys’ Sales Partners deliver elastic connectivity solutions to their customers through our award-winning platform.”
“Megaport’s self-service portal and underlying, elastic connectivity solutions will empower Intelisys Sales Partners with competitive, unique service offerings that are right-sized, quoted and provisioned in real-time,” said Andrew Pryfogle, SVP Cloud Transformation at Intelisys. “Arming our Sales Partners with a powerful SDN-based interconnection solution is a game changer. We are confident Megaport’s offering will speak directly to pain points our Sales Partners’ customers face.”
Megaport will conduct live demonstrations of its customer and partner portals in at booth No. 710 at Cloud Partners 2015, Sept. 16 – 18, 2015 in Boston.
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Megaport is the global leader and pioneer in elastic interconnection. Established in 2013 and founded by Bevan Slattery, Megaport built the world’s first SDN-based neutral elastic fabric changing the way enterprises, networks, and services interconnect. The high demand for interconnects and the need to change bandwidth acquisition has pushed Megaport into new markets globally with full integration into the U.S. market expected by the end of 2015. Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in building large scale global carrier networks. To learn more about Megaport, please visit: www.megaport.com.
Established in 1994, Intelisys is the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor of business communications services, including voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless and cloud. Intelisys is dedicated to one thing – serving the needs and accelerating the success of the industry’s top producing telecom sales agents, VARs and IT solution providers, as they build vast and vigorously protected streams of recurring revenue for their businesses. Under contract with more than 100 of the world’s leading telecom carriers, cloud services providers and technology partners, Intelisys delivers the services end-user customers demand through the most exceptional back office support team ever assembled in the channel. Intelisys is proud to offer unrivaled agreement protection through the most Sales Partner-protective contracts in the channel.