Megaport extends trans-Pacific reach, adds Global Transit to platform


Megaport (USA), the US subsidiary of Megaport, has announced a new route for customers, connecting Hong Kong to Los Angeles and a secondary path from Singapore to Hong Kong to meet high customer demand.

Consumption will be based on cloud computing models, including month-to-month services. Through this link, enterprise customers can access trans-pacific capacity via Megaport’s global software defined network. This means that customers can now link services including cloud connections, point to points, and remote peering between Hong Kong, Singapore, and the US, without requiring a physical presence in all locations.

For enterprise customers in Asia Pacific and North America, the link enables Megaport to provide greater value by expanding each regional footprint and allowing for two key markets to be connected. Customers can directly connect to Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft Azure, and more cloud service providers through Megaport partnerships.

“This link represents a great step forward for Megaport from a growth standpoint as we not only are enabling a secondary path between Singapore to Hong Kong to keep up with demand, but are also linking two of our key markets,” said Megaport CEO Denver Maddux. “Through this new route, we are able to bring together Megaport’s backbone in Asia and our terrestrial network in North America, therein providing a more immersive network and a richer fabric through the increased number of customers, partners, and providers on the combined footprint.”

This launch comes at the heels of another recent announcement, wherein Megaport enabled transatlantic capacity for customers through an innovative partnership with Aqua Comms Limited, the owner/operator of AE Connect, a 13TB undersea cable connecting New York, Dublin, and London.

In other news, Malaysian telecoms player Global Transit (GT) has signed on to the Megaport platform. GT will utilize the platform to amplify their IP Transit services, their end-to-end solutions enabling cloud connectivity for customers, and their padlock security services.

Megaport’s Elastic Interconnection services will be extended to GT customers in the ASEAN region who will be able to access our growing ecosystem of cloud service providers through direct connections as enabled by Megaport’s direct relationships with AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

Through GT’s extensive network in the ASEAN region, customers are now able to directly, cost-effectively, and rapidly access their cloud providers of choice without the hassle to make the previously-necessary investments to build that infrastructure.

“Customers will be able to use Global Transit’s extensive infrastructure in the Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Malaysian markets, instead of building their own,” said Saiful Husni Samak, CEO of Global Transit. “Enterprise challenges in their journey to the cloud in terms of capability, expertise, capital, and speed are addressed through our joint solutions and having Megaport as a partner will accelerate the uptake at a rapid rate that we are very excited about.”

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