NorthC Datacenters, one of the largest regional data center colocation providers in the Netherlands, has signed a partnership agreement with global Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) provider, Megaport. Through Megaport, NorthC Datacenters is able to add “flexible and fast” cloud connectivity with many leading cloud providers to support their hybrid and multi-cloud environments – including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.
With Megaport’s on-demand software defined network (SDN), NorthC clients can directly connect their infrastructure to the Megaport Point-of-Presence (PoP) at the NorthC data center in Oude Meer near Amsterdam. Businesses that run their operations in the other regional NorthC data centers are also able to connect to Megaport via NorthC’s ‘Region Connect Ring.’ The network ring is a high speed, direct fiber connection that links the company’s ten regional data centers together to create ‘one virtual data center.’
“We’re excited about the partnership with NorthC which will allow national and international companies based in the Netherlands to take advantage of Megaport’s global network”, said Eric Troyer, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Megaport. “Through our software defined network customers in all ten NorthC data centers can establish private and fast access to more than 360 service providers, including the leading cloud service providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, SAP and Salesforce. This allows for rapid and flexible expansion of their cloud environments with secure, high performance connectivity.”
The new network services would enable colocation customers to rapidly roll out new services and can be operational in just days. NorthC’s and Megaport’s service model would also allow for rapid scaling of network capacity, to meet changing needs.
“This collaboration with Megaport is an important step for NorthC and especially for our customers, through which we bring together regional and global connectivity. It is a strategic expansion of our existing ecosystem and opens the door to further growth and new service offerings,” said Bart van Aanholt, Chief Commercial Officer, NorthC Datacenters. “More and more organizations choose a combination of several clouds to build hybrid or multi-cloud environments. Our partnership with Megaport means that existing and new customers can have faster, more flexible and more scalable connectivity with major cloud providers. This gives them freedom of choice, higher performance and more flexibility.”
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