Story image

OneAsia and Megaport partner to bolster cloud services

05 Dec 18

Above: A shot of OneAsia’s Kowloon Bay data centre

IT service, data centre, and cloud solutions provider OneAsia has partnered with network-as-a-service (NaaS) provider Megaport to open up cloud connectivity options for Hong Kong-based enterprises.

OneAsia will be launching Express Connect to Any Cloud (ECAC) which is a new service the company says provides secure and on-demand managed connections to leading cloud service providers.

"Today, the powerful momentum towards cloud computing continues to grow exponentially as enterprises look for greater flexibility, higher levels of resilience, operational efficiencies and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) across their IT systems," says OneAsia CEO and founder Charles Lee.

"Through our partnership with Megaport launching ECAC, these enterprises can move mission-critical workloads into their choice of cloud in near-real time, through a single point of contact with a user-friendly interface, thus simplifying the building of highly scalable hybrid and multi-cloud models."

Under the partnership, OneAsia will be leveraging Megaport’s services to introduce a wider range of cloud connectivity options. These services include Megaport’s global software defined network (SDN) that provides customers with direct private connections to more than 100 cloud service providers on-ramps around the world directly from OneAsia’s Kowloon Bay data centre in Hong Kong.

The NaaS provider possesses an ecosystem that allows connections to more than 300 service providers and in excess of 240 data centres around the globe.

This means customers of OneAsia’s data centre in Kowloon Bay now have direct and flexible access to a wide range of cloud service providers, including all the big names like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, among others.

"We are pleased to partner with OneAsia," says Megaport CEO Vincent English.

"Combining OneAsia's managed service capabilities and data center service with Megaport's global connectivity and deep cloud integration creates a powerful, holistic solution for enterprises in Hong Kong. As cloud adoption in Hong Kong continues to accelerate, this partnership positions us to break down the barriers to cloud adoption and scale the next wave of cloud growth in Hong Kong and the greater Asia Pacific region."

OneAsia now has more than ten years of experience in hybrid IT and multi-cloud managed services and is interconnected with a fully protected fibre network outside Hong Kong with extensive coverage across the region.

Microsoft invests in more Azure availability for Asia
Asia is proving to be a hot spot among the major cloud providers with new investments happening on a seemingly weekly basis.
Korean Air to close on-premises data centre within 3 years
One of the world’s top ten airlines has declared its going all-in with cloud and shutting down its on-premises infrastructure - the first in APAC to do so.
Industry cloud market forecast for ‘unusual’ growth
The market for industry cloud solutions is in good stead with that growth showing little signs of slowing.
Dell EMC embeds security in latest servers
Dell EMC's 14th generation of PowerEdge servers has comprehensive management tools to provide security across hardware and firmware.
Businesses focusing on threats from within - survey
Over 50% of respondents reported that 100 days of dwell time or more was representative of their organisation.
The disaster recovery-as-a-service market is on the rise
As time progresses and advanced technologies are implemented, the demand for disaster recovery-as-a-service is also expected to increase.
Dell dominates enterprise storage market, HPE declines
The enterprise storage system market continues to be a goldmine for most vendors with demand relentlessly rising year-on-year.
Lenovo DCG moves Knight into A/NZ general manager role
Knight will now relocate to Sydney where he will be tasked with managing and growing the company’s data centre business across A/NZ.