EdgeConneX, a pioneer in global hyperlocal to hyperscale data center solutions, has announced that the Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute service is now available to its clients in Portland, providing them with access to Microsoft cloud services. Users may establish private connections using Azure ExpressRoute between their IT infrastructure and Microsoft’s international data centers.
Customers at the local EdgeConneX data center campus in Portland may now arrange a quick cross connect to discreetly access all Microsoft cloud services offered through the worldwide Azure cloud platform thanks to the new Azure ExpressRoute site that is now operational in Portland.
By utilizing the various metro ethernet options provided by their local carrier to connect back to the datacenter campus of EdgeConneX or other ExpressRoute partners providing connectivity to the Portland site, all other enterprises based in the greater Portland area are also able to connect to the regional Azure ExpressRoute site.
“Portland is an emerging and important edge data center market. Its power rates and tax incentives provide an ideal market for many service providers to support not only Portland, but much of the entire West Coast region,” said Aron Smith, Vice President for Interconnection Product Management at EdgeConneX. “By providing local private access to the Cloud in Portland via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute at EdgeConneX, our customers can enjoy all the benefits of the Cloud with a secure, dedicated and local access solution that simultaneously optimizes performance and reduces costs.”
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Portland Data Center Campus
EdgeConneX’s Portland data center campus was specifically designed and deployed to offer a secure colocation facility for clients looking to deliver content and applications to end users in the local market with the least amount of latency and greatest user experience.
Portland would be a perfect market for many service providers to serve not just Portland itself but also a large portion of the whole West Coast area because of its attractive electricity prices and tax benefits, according to EdgeConneX. With undersea cables in Oregon directly linking to a number of Asian nations, it would serve as a significant alternate gateway between North America and APAC.
“Manageability and network performance are often the largest inhibitors to cloud adoption or migrations,” said Sudha Mahajan, Partner Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Networking. “Through Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute sites like the one at the EdgeConneX Portland data center campus, we provide predictable and consistent performance and user experience for local enterprises accessing cloud applications, content, or services on the Microsoft global network.”