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Megaport, vXchnge Strike Cloud Partnership
Megaport Inc. and vXchnge have formed a partnership that they say lowers the barrier of entry for cloud adoption. This new relationship also extends Megaport services to more U.S. locations. And it enables vXchnge customers to gain access to additional networks via instant provisioning.
A carrier neutral collocation services provider, vXchnge has U.S. data centers in Austin, Texas; Chappaqua, New York; Cleveland; Minneapolis; Nashville, New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Portland, Oregon; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Santa Clara, California; Secaucus, New Jersey; St. Louis; and St. Paul.
As for Megaport, it provides a software-defined networking based Ethernet fabric that enables enterprises to easily connect to services from a range of providers. The Megaport Ecosystem includes Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Cloud. And its customers include AON, Fujitsu, NEC, News Corp (News - Alert)., Virgin Australia, zettagrid, and more than 694 others.
The partnership with Megaport means that vXchnge customers can scale and pay for bandwidth as needed, and can access multiple service providers via SDN and manage direct, multicloud connectivity through Megaport’s API, the Megaport,al, and Megaport’s mobile applications.
In a blog earlier this year, vXchnge wrote that companies “are transitioning away from owning their own data centers, and many of these reasons have become associated with the cloud.” But it also pointed out that The Uptime Institute’s 2017 Data Center Industry Survey notes that most workloads still run in enterprise data centers. The collocation provider then talks about how the cloud isn’t a fit for every application, how that prompted the rise of hybrid cloud strategies, and that “a collocation provider can be the x-factor in optimizing this hybrid cloud deployment, equipping IT teams with interconnection and connectivity to spin up cloud environments quickly and affordably while maintaining local infrastructure.”
Edited by Mandi Nowitz