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Megaport Deploys Its Elastic Interconnection Fabric in the EdgeConneX® Portland Edge Data Center®

Platform Enables Direct Connectivity to Leading Cloud Providers, Including Microsoft Azure

Herndon, VA – May 9, 2016 EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, today announces that Megaport will deploy its leading SDN-based elastic interconnection fabric in its Portland Edge Data Center®. With Megaport, EdgeConneX’s Portland-based enterprise customers will gain scalable, private, direct connections to the world’s most popular cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and more. This capability has previously only been available to companies collocated in one of the nine major Internet peering points across North America.

On the heels of AWS’ announcement establishing its first metro connection in the Portland market via EdgeConneX’s Edge Data Center, access to Microsoft Azure will soon be available. This high-speed connectivity service provides additional options for companies requiring the most direct, cost-effective, reliable and secure access to their preferred cloud-based solutions. The combination of these offerings will make the EdgeConneX Portland Edge Data Center one of the most connected, high-performance and secure cloud on-ramp facilities in the world. Additionally, the deployment will highlight how investments made at the edge of the network can level the playing field for enterprises located in cities outside of the few core global markets, transforming non-traditional locations to prime connectivity points for burgeoning enterprise businesses.

“With Megaport’s dynamic and elastic, software-driven interconnection platform fully enabled in the Portland metro market through our Edge Data Center, EdgeConneX will provide enterprise businesses full access to the cloud,” remarks Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. “Microsoft Azure is one of the leading open and flexible cloud service platforms, providing IT departments with direct access to products and solutions that not only power businesses, but also enable innovation. EdgeConneX is committed to providing the most secure and lowest latency cloud options at the edge.”

Denver Maddux, CEO, Megaport, adds, “Direct connectivity to cloud service providers should be as ubiquitous as cloud services themselves. Our partnership with EdgeConneX furthers that goal by bringing direct cloud access to the edge. Aligning network economics and features to cloud services models is imperative to driving cloud adoption. With our elastic fabric, Megaport provides the tools to achieve this. Our robust service provider ecosystem, rapid provisioning speed, overall reliability and flexible commercial terms make this a reality.”

The EdgeConneX Portland EDC is purpose-built to offer security, speed and performance improvements. These innovations enable customers to deliver digital content, cloud and applications to end-users as fast as possible. Edge Data Centers are proximity-based, strategically located nearest to end-users’ points of access to reduce network latency and optimize performance. Local proximity access also brings the cloud closer to the enterprise, enabling more secure, real-time access to cloud applications and services while offering reduced backbone transport costs.

For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications, visit: edgeconnex.com or email info@edgeconnex.com.

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About EdgeConneX®
EdgeConneX® is a global data center provider specializing in infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network. They provide space, power and connectivity for content, network, cloud, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners. EdgeConneX has created a new Edge for traditional networks, offering superior performance and economics. Their purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end user. For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere® at edgeconnex.com.

About Megaport
Megaport is a 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 the way bandwidth is acquired has pushed Megaport into new markets including the U.S., where Megaport has completed its core deployment, and Europe, where deployments are currently underway. 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.