Availability of Elastic Interconnection services offers customers more cloud connectivity options within Netrality portfolio
May 7, 2018 – Netrality Properties, owner and operator of highly interconnected and resilient network-neutral colocation facilities, announced today the first of its properties to be enabled by Megaport’s global Software Defined Network (SDN) and its Ecosystem of over 250 IT, network, and cloud service providers.
Netrality customers can now utilize Megaport’s services at 1102 Grand in Kansas City, the most network-rich interconnection environment in the central Midwest, and 401 North Broad in Philadelphia, a major data center and interconnection point between Manhattan and Virginia. Megaport services are scheduled to deploy at 1301 Fannin in Houston in June. A roadmap is being prepared for Megaport deployments in other Netrality properties.
“Our goal at Netrality is to reduce the cost and complexity of interconnection while providing the widest range of connectivity offerings to meet our customers’ needs,” said Josh Maes, Chief Operating Officer of Netrality Properties. “Our partnership with Megaport provides rapid and expanded cloud connectivity for customers within the nation’s most critical and connected colocation platforms.”
Once connected to the Megaport Network, Netrality customers can customize a private network to enable hybrid cloud and multicloud connectivity, including secure access to AWS, Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, and Salesforce. Customers can also right-size their connections to ensure they can scale services while optimizing costs. Connections are provisioned in as little as 59 seconds through the highly intuitive Megaport Portal.
“As companies increasingly move towards hybrid cloud and multicloud architectures, it is critical they have secure, scalable connectivity to ensure applications perform flawlessly,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport. “Within Netrality’s network-neutral data centers, we are able to provide even more enterprises with flexible, on-demand solutions that allow them to rapidly and directly connect to a massive service provider Ecosystem. We are very excited to work with Netrality to enable the next wave of cloud adoption.”
Netrality Properties owns and operates network-neutral data centers and colocation facilities driven by rich interconnection environments. Currently, the Netrality portfolio consists of seven strategic network interconnection properties including, 717 S Wells in Chicago, 1301 Fannin in Houston, 1102 Grand in Kansas City, 401 North Broad in Philadelphia and 210 North Tucker and 900 Walnut in St. Louis. For more information on Netrality Properties, please visit www.netrality.com.
Megaport is the global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company’s platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or our open API. Megaport connects over 900 customers in more than 200 data centers globally. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWS Networking Competency Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider, and Salesforce Express Connect Partner.