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Megaport partners with Alibaba Cloud in Singapore

Mon 22 May 2017

Megaport Singapore, a subsidiary of the Australia-based network provider Megaport, has announced a new collaboration which will provide direct and scalable access to Alibaba Cloud, through its global software-defined network (SDN) service.

Businesses looking to scale their cloud connectivity and enable rapid provisioning of capacity will be able to access Alibaba Cloud Express Connect – a high-speed dedicated network link which will securely connect them to their clouds via Megaport’s SDN.

Through the partnership, Megaport customers will be able to deploy globally across Alibaba’s network of cloud regions. Meanwhile, Alibaba Cloud customers will too be able to access Megaport’s global network, which spans major markets in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe, and 150 points of presence.

With these extended capabilities, Alibaba Cloud hopes to push its edge offerings closer to customers, providing a more consistent network performance.

“The global reach of the Megaport SDN makes it simpler for Alibaba Cloud to access new markets,” said Yeming Wang, VP of Alibaba Cloud. “We’re pleased to deliver consumption-based, direct cloud access to our customers through Megaport’s SDN to provide greater value and bring our services closer to enterprises. Megaport is an ideal partner to deliver these services and enable our customers to leverage powerful and on-demand cloud connectivity.”

Vincent English, chief executive officer of Megaport, added: “Megaport’s extensive global footprint is strengthened by our partnership with Alibaba Cloud.”

“Direct, dedicated access to Alibaba Cloud’s services adds value to our platform. This partnership enables customers globally to directly access services from the leading cloud provider based in China. Partnering with China’s largest public cloud provider aligns with our strategy to enrich our ecosystem and provides greater service options for our customers,” he continued.

Megaport has recently confirmed a series of partnerships in an effort to boost its global network. In April this year, it announced a cloud connectivity collaboration with Oracle to provide customers with private, dedicated access to Oracle Cloud.

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