Global Network as a Service (NaaS) provider Megaport has deployed its elastic cloud connectivity fabric at the EdgeConneX data center in Warsaw, Poland. Megaport’s Software Defined Network (SDN) has been deployed in nine EdgeConneX Edge data center markets worldwide including: Portland, Santa Clara, San Diego, Phoenix, Denver, Memphis, Houston, Munich (Germany) and now Warsaw (Poland).
Megaport’s software defined cloud connectivity solutions would help enterprises to reduce operational costs while increasing control and scale by leveraging multiple on-demand cloud services. The company’s newly deployed cloud on-ramp in Warsaw allows enterprises to establish cloud connections to AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud among others.
“Relative to other markets in the region, Warsaw is relatively underserved with purpose-built data centers and world-class offerings,” said Dan Bizo, Principal Analyst for Datacenter Services & Infrastructure Channel, 451 Research. “Financial services, gaming clouds and development, car manufacturing and aviation IT services, and content providers are among the major sectors. German and Dutch companies are also expected to take up more capacity, with a growing requirement for cross-border IT services in a lower-cost facility, such as analytics, HPC and disaster recovery. Transit costs to Frankfurt and Amsterdam are relatively negligible.”
The EdgeConneX Warsaw data center is a carrier neutral, 15,070 square-foot facility with 2.5 MW N+1 of capacity and is home to many of Poland’s leading service and network providers.
“Our partnership with EdgeConneX, provides enterprises local hybrid and multi-cloud access in Warsaw,” said Eric Troyer, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Megaport. “Through integration with leading cloud providers, Megaport simplifies the process of connecting to cloud. With Megaport Cloud Router, customers can also connect cloud-to-cloud with ease and in real time.”
Key Service Features and Benefits
- Direct, private connections that bypass the public Internet.
- Available global ecosystem of leading Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), including Alibaba, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Nutanix, Oracle Cloud, Salesforce, and SAP.
- Enable hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and cloud-to-cloud architectures via point-and-click provisioning with the intelligent Megaport Cloud Router.
- Localize applications and terminate traffic closer to the edge where performance matters.
- Elastic connectivity supports business needs and aligns to cloud consumption models.
“Warsaw is a burgeoning market for network peering solutions as enterprises require local and secure access to premier cloud providers,” said Dick Theunissen, Managing Director EMEA at EdgeConneX. “Businesses in these markets demand the ability to choose different clouds on-demand and want a truly local way of accessing leading cloud service providers and transmitting data between locations. Our partnership with Megaport certainly provides this. In effect, we are bringing a lower cost, more secure cloud to customers in Warsaw and an open door to other Edge markets worldwide.”