Megaport is the "most competitive elastic cloud provider," according to 365 Data Centers.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

June 26, 2019

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365 Data Centers, the hybrid IT data center services provider, is partnering with Megaport Networks to offer public cloud connectivity to its customers.

Megaport provides an interconnection fabric that 365 customers use to access AWS, Alibaba Cloud, Azure and at least six other public clouds. The new service, dubbed 365 Cloud Connect, complements 365’s existing private cloud service offerings.

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Megaport’s Eric Troyer

“As IT stakeholders embrace public cloud as part of hyperconverged and hybrid cloud strategies, they are grappling with the connectivity requirements that will scale, and securely support interoperation of cloud-based services,” said Megaport chief marketing officer Eric Troyer. “By integrating with leading cloud providers and connecting to over 120 cloud on-ramps globally, Megaport’s software-defined network enables rapid, on-demand connections to a vast ecosystem of service providers. We are pleased to partner with 365 Data Centers and to provide this critical access to 365’s customers as we extend our collective reach and get customers directly connected to the public cloud.”

365 Data Centers CEO Bob DeSantis described Megaport as “the most competitive elastic cloud provider in the industry.”

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365 Data Centers’ Bob DeSantis

“As a data center, network services, cloud and other managed services operator, 365 is an industry leader in optimizing redundancy and cost-efficiency for customers of our hybrid IT service offerings,” DeSantis said. “365 Global Connect further enhances 365 Data Centers value proposition for our existing and prospective customers.”

365 Data Centers revamped its channel program last year to focus on master agent partners, VARs, consultants and MSPs. The company said it was pivoting from colocation to hybrid IT services.

Megaport serves more than 1,350 customers in more than 465 data centers. The company earlier this month announced partnerships with network analytics provider Kentik and data center provider Cyxtera.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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