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Network as a Service (NaaS) solutions provider Megaport will expand its services to Mexico through a partnership with KIO Networks, one of the country’s largest data center operators. Subject to regulatory permissions, cloud connection services to Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are planned to be accessible to local businesses in March 2022 through on-ramps from KIO Networks’ data centers in Mexico City and Queretaro.
With over 20 megawatts of installed operational capacity, KIO Networks has a presence in Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Spain. It runs 40 data centers for which it claims to deliver the greatest security, availability, and density. The company also operates 11 edge facilities in Mexico.
Megaport’s network of more than 700 enabled data centers worldwide and over 360 service providers, including more than 230 cloud on-ramps from the world’s biggest clouds such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Oracle Cloud, will now be available to KIO Networks clients in Mexico. Without the need to manage sophisticated network infrastructure, businesses in Mexico may connect to cloud and IT services on a global scale “simply and instantly.”
“Mexico has proven to be one of the leading cloud markets in Latin America and has been growing at a rapid rate over the last several years,” said Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Megaport. “Megaport is very excited to partner with KIO Networks to launch our services in Mexico, which will provide the opportunity for our existing customers to grow with Megaport and create new opportunities for Megaport to service businesses in Mexico. We look forward to working with KIO Networks and our cloud partners to meet the growing demand for cloud-based services in Mexico.”
Cloud and Data Center Market Mexico
When it comes to cloud adoption, Mexico is the second largest market in Latin America, according to IDC. Their recent study ‘IDC Latin America IT Investment Trends 2021,’ reveals that about 39 percent of businesses in the area want to invest in cloud computing. In the last year, Microsoft, AWS, and Oracle Cloud have all announced plans for new cloud regions in Mexico.
According to a report published in August 2021 by 451 Research, the country is also Latin America’s second largest data center market, with the multi-tenant data center market expected to grow at a 22 percent CAGR through 2025.
Megaport’s collaboration with KIO Networks would benefit local firms in Mexico that are looking for a diverse set of service providers and more direct cloud connectivity as they implement hybrid cloud and multicloud architectures. Businesses with a worldwide IT footprint will be able to connect to public clouds and other services on demand thanks to Megaport’s presence in KIO Networks data centers in Mexico.
Megaport’s private Software Defined Network’s ability to provision IT backbone capacity between service regions, cloud regions, and data centers in near real-time would contribute to the global growth of hybrid cloud and multicloud capabilities.
“KIO Networks is excited to offer our customers Megaport’s leading global Network as a Service platform as a quick and easy way to connect their businesses to cloud services for hybrid cloud and multicloud environments inside our data centers in Mexico,” said Santiago Suinaga, Managing Director of KIO Networks. “We believe the partnership gives our customers the agility, flexibility, and scalability they need for their digital transformation initiatives to be successful.”