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Megaport and Alibaba Cloud announce partnership to benefit both parties

19 May 2017

Software Defined Networking (SDN) provider Megaport Singapore has entered into a partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group.

The partnership will provide enterprises with direct and scalable access to Alibaba Cloud via the Megaport global SDN.

According to Megaport, enterprises can scale their cloud connectivity and enable rapid provisioning of capacity to Alibaba Cloud by accessing Alibaba Cloud Express Connect, a high-speed dedicated network connection that securely links customers with their VPCs through Megaport’s SDN.

Executive officer of Megaport, Vincent English says the company’s extensive global footprint is strengthened by their partnership with Alibaba Cloud.

“Direct, dedicated access to Alibaba Cloud’s services adds value to our platform. This partnership enables customers globally to directly access services from the leading cloud provider based in China,” says English.

“Partnering with China’s largest public cloud provider aligns with our strategy to enrich our Ecosystem and provides greater service options for our customers.”

Vice president of Alibaba Cloud, Yeming Wang says the global reach of the Megaport SDN makes it simpler for Alibaba Cloud to access new markets.

We’re pleased to deliver consumption-based, direct cloud access to our customers through Megaport’s SDN to provide greater value and bring our services closer to enterprises,” Wang says.

“Megaport is an ideal partner to deliver these services and enable our customers to leverage powerful and on-demand cloud connectivity.”

Some of the highlights of the agreement include:

  • From a single global account, Megaport customers can cut down latency and deploy globally on Alibaba Cloud’s network of cloud regions.
  • Alibaba Cloud’s customers will be able to access Megaport’s global network in more than 20 major markets in Asia Pacific, North American, and European regions with 150 points of
  • presence.
  • Alibaba Cloud will extend its edge closer to enterprises, provide consistent network performance for its customers, and expand its direct access capabilities around the world.
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