ROOT Data Center Adds Megaport in Montréal to Enhance Cloud Connectivity

Colocation provider ROOT Data Center has added Network-as-a-Service provider Megaport to its pallet of network providers in its Montréal facilities. Through Megaport’s services, ROOT customers can rapidly deploy hybrid and multi-cloud architectures with direct connections to major CSPs such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, and Salesforce – in conjunction with ROOT’s colocation services.

According to 451 Research, 69 percent of enterprises will utilize multi-cloud hybrid environments by 2019, bringing both greater choice but also increasing complexity when it comes to interconnecting and integrating their IT infrastructure environments. By partnering with Megaport, ROOT Data Center would simplify and streamline the migration to hybrid IT environments, providing customers with “a secured, flexible, and cost-effective solution” to interconnecting their colocation environment with one or more industry-leading public clouds.

“The partnership between ROOT Data Center and Megaport removes barriers to cloud adoption, providing customers a more flexible option to leverage public cloud services in conjunction with colocation,” said AJ Byers, President and CEO of ROOT Data Center. “Their legacy applications can remain in ROOT’s colocation facilities, while cloud-ready applications can seamlessly migrate to various CSPs and their specific global regions using a single cross-connect to Megaport from our Montréal data centers.”

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Megaport connects over 1,000 customers in more than 225 data centers globally. The company is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWS Networking Competency Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider, and Salesforce Express Connect Partner.

“Ensuring performance and scalability of cloud environments is a primary concern for enterprises,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport. “The combination of Megaport’s SDN and  achieves this by providing customers with a gateway to next-generation hybrid cloud solutions through secure and direct interconnection to leading public CSPs. The partnership makes integrating and scaling cloud environments simple for enterprises, driving agility, cost savings, and business and digital transformation.”

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