IBM has teamed up with a global Network as a Service (NaaS) provider to extend access to IBM Cloud.
Megaport now offers enterprises high-speed, dedicated network connections to IBM Cloud from any of its 179 data centers located around the world.
With IBM Cloud Direct Link, Megaport accelerates cloud adoption for the enterprise, enabling them to architect a hybrid environment that connects on-premises infrastructure, private cloud, and public cloud services.
In addition, Megaport customers can access IBM Cloud's global footprint and cloud-native services such as AI, analytics, blockchain, Internet of Things, serverless and more.
“IBM Cloud has a long and rich history within the enterprise space,” says Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport. “Clients who want to build next-generation applications now have direct, scalable access to cloud infrastructure that is tuned for AI and big data."
“Our connectivity model bypasses the public internet and serves enterprises moving to the cloud while improving performance and network reliability to critical business applications.
“As a result, customers can optimise workloads and scale between on-premises infrastructure and the cloud.
“Enterprises have moved well past using the cloud simply for cost-savings, and are now embracing higher value cloud-native services to create new business opportunities,” comments Kit Linton, vice president of Network, IBM Cloud.
“Megaport is enabling direct connectivity to IBM Cloud Direct Link to provide a reliable way for global enterprises to expand their reach, drive innovation and embrace a cloud strategy that seamlessly connects public and private infrastructure."
Megaport-enabled data centers provide a global footprint that extends beyond major metros to provide connectivity to previously underserved regions.
The company's footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe, provides a neutral platform that spans many key data center providers across various markets.