Thursday, November 23, 2017

Megaport, NTT Singapore expand customers’ access to AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud

Partners launch new SDN service to enable customers direct private connections to multiple Cloud Service Providers from NTT’s Serangoon data centre.

Megaport (Singapore) Pte Ltd, the Singapore subsidiary of Megaport Limited (ASX:MP1), has, in partnership with NTT Singapore, launched NexConnect Cloud Service.

The service has been designed to enable Singapore based enterprises access to elastic, on-demand connections to multicloud solutions.

NexConnect Cloud Service leverages Megaport’s global Software Defined Network (SDN) to enable customers direct private connections to multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) from NTT’s Serangoon data centre in Singapore.

Joshua Munro, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, Megaport, said: “Singapore is an incredibly important location for cloud in Southeast Asia, and we’ve experienced increased demand for flexible, multicloud solutions in the region.

“According to a recent Forrester study, many businesses in Singapore are embracing cloud, leading to the need for a solution that enables swift implementation, security, cost efficiency, and flexibility. NTT Singapore is an ideal partner for us to extend our footprint as they have the largest-scale data centre and network coverage in APAC.

“NTT’s Serangoon data centre in Singapore has a direct connection to the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) which enables ultra-low latency connections between major cities in Asia. With NTT Singapore’s unique, high performance infrastructure integrated with the Megaport SDN, the NexConnect Cloud Service will enable significant optionality for Singapore enterprises and the rest of Asia Pacific as they architect their IT strategies.”

Also commenting, Steven Neo, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Products Division, NTT Singapore, said that through the partnership, “we are empowered to effectively service key sub-verticals that we have identified within the financial service industry and other verticals with high demand for flexible direct cloud connectivity, as well as multinational corporations demanding seamless support for continuous growth in Asia”.

He said: “As the demand for cloud services in Asia continues to grow, driven by digitisation, it is imperative we satisfy our customers’ demand for reliable, high-performance, and scalable capacity sized to their evolving business needs.

“Customers of our Serangoon data centre now have access to Megaport’s robust Ecosystem of service providers, including flexible, direct connections to the top five global CSPs, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud.”