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Megaport Singapore and Alibaba Cloud team for integrated offering

17 May 2017

Megaport Singapore has partnered with Alibaba Cloud in a deal which will provide enterprises with direct and scalable access to the Chinese cloud provider’s services via Megaport’s global SDN.

Vincent English, Megaport chief executive officer, says partnering with China’s largest public cloud provider opens up greater service options for Megaport customers.

“This partnership enables customers globally to directly access services from the leading cloud provider based in China,” English says.

Megaport customers will be able to deploy globally on Alibaba Cloud’s network of cloud regions from a single global account, with Alibaba Cloud customers able to access Megaport’s network in more than 20 major markets in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe.

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

Yeming Wang, Alibaba Cloud vice president, says the deal will make 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.

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