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Polish data center operator and cloud hosting provider, Beyond.pl, has announced that their data center campus in Poznan, Poland is now available worldwide via Megaport’s Network-as-a-Service offering. With the deployment of a Megaport Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Beyond.pl’s data center complex, clients in the Poznan facility can quickly create connections with data centers across the world while also getting access to public cloud and SaaS solutions.
Beyond.pl’s Polish and international customers will now have direct, secure access to more than 360 cloud providers and SaaS providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Nutanix, Alibaba Cloud, and Salesforce, with minimal latency and using any configuration possible (multicloud, hybrid cloud, and cloud-to-cloud).
Clients of Beyond.pl will also be able to connect directly and “cost-effectively” to Megaport’s global ecosystem of 700+ data centers, while Megaport customers will gain access to a new colocation site strategically located half-way between Berlin and Warsaw, offering the highest levels of security and fully powered by green energy.
“Poland is one of the fastest-growing emerging data center markets in Europe. This is being driven by growing demand for IT and cloud services in Poland,” said Eric Troyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Megaport. “We’re pleased to partner with Beyond.pl. Customers will not only benefit from its unique colocation offering but can also simplify their data center interconnect and cloud deployment strategies with fast, secure and on-demand Network as a Service capabilities to connect their evolving IT architectures to the services and locations that power their business.”
Software Defined Network
By the end of September 2021, Megaport’s connectivity services at Beyond.pl will become accessible. The services will be provided over a private SDN (Software Defined Network), which will avoid using the public Internet. Access to these services will be offered through a Megaport Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Data Center 2 in Poznan, Poland, which is one of the most energy efficient facilities in Central Europe (PUE 1.2) and is powered entirely by renewable energy. Since its commissioning in 2016, according to Beyond.pl, it has offered 99.995 percent assured service availability, with 100 percent uptime, as a facility with the highest security standard: Rated 4 (ANSI/TIA-942).
“The partnership between Beyond.pl and Megaport offers companies with a regional and global footprint new options for co-locating their IT infrastructure,” said Wojciech Stramski, CEO, Beyond.pl. “Today, many companies are searching for alternative data center locations due to the rising costs of services and relatively low supply of available power in the traditional FLAP-D markets. Thanks to a significantly lower cost of energy, which is 100% green, by selecting Beyond.pl companies can reduce the cost of colocation services by up to 30-40%. And the collaboration with Megaport will allow our customers to optimize their connectivity to key data centers globally and a wide range of public cloud providers from one of the three most secure data centers in Europe.”