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Megaport Partners with EdgeConneX

January 18, 2017

Megaport Inc. will employ EdgeConneX’s SDN-based interconnection services in its data centers in Europe and North America, the companies recently announced. That will allow large businesses to have direct, private, and scalable connections to popular cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, the companies added.

EdgeConneX has built data centers that enable distribution of applications and other content at the edge. These data centers support power densities of more than 20 kilWatts per rack or cabinet, and 600 Watts per square foot. And EdgeConneX offers simplified per kilowatt pricing. The company’s Edge data centers are HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and SOC 2 Type 2 certified.

“It’s important for enterprises to have readily available access to cloud services providers,” adds Nicole Cooper, executive vice president of North

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America at Megaport. “Megaport’s alliance with EdgeConneX is a major milestone in the mission toward enhanced connectivity at the Edge of the network, bringing direct cloud access where it’s needed most. Our advanced software-defined network and robust provider ecosystem are driving cloud adoption throughout the enterprise community. With these tools, we are looking forward to providing EdgeConneX customers with the necessary means to achieve fast and reliable connectivity to mission-critical cloud services.”

Data Center Knowledge in an October 2016 story noted that EdgeConneX has traditionally operated smaller data centers in edge data center markets. But it also noted that the company’s recent deal with Microsoft signals the company is looking beyond its core edge-focused model.

“The Comcast Ventures-backed data center provider appears to be throwing its hat into the ring to compete for large wholesale cloud deals with the likes of Digital Realty Trust and DuPont Fabros Technology,” Bill Stoller wrote in the Data Center Knowledge piece. “Access to capital and existing C-suite relationships give the company leverage in this market, which is currently seeing unprecedented growth fueled by the expansion of cloud data center capacity by tech giants, including Microsoft, Amazon, and Google, among others.”

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