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Megaport seals deal with IBM Cloud

Brisbane-based data centre operator Megaport says it is accelerating cloud adoption with the newly announced provision of direct, secure connectivity to IBM Cloud for enterprises.

Megaport says enterprises can now access high-speed, dedicated network connections to IBM Cloud from any of its 179 data centres globally to help accelerate the transfer of business-critical data between private infrastructure and the cloud.

And Megaport says the tie-up with IBM accelerates cloud adoption for the enterprise by enabling them to seamlessly architect a hybrid environment that connects on-premises infrastructure, private cloud, and public cloud services.

"IBM Cloud has a long and rich history within the enterprise space," said Vincent English, chief executive, Megaport.

"Clients who want to build next-generation applications now have direct, scalable access to cloud infrastructure that is tuned for AI and big data.

“Our connectivity model bypasses the public internet and serves enterprises moving to the cloud while improving performance and network reliability to critical business applications. As a result, customers can optimise workloads and scale between on-premises infrastructure and the cloud."

Kit Linton, vice-president of Network, IBM Cloud, says enterprises have moved well past using the cloud simply for cost-savings, and are now “embracing higher value cloud-native services to create new business opportunities”.

"Megaport is enabling direct connectivity to IBM Cloud Direct Link to provide a reliable way for global enterprises to expand their reach, drive innovation and embrace a cloud strategy that seamlessly connects public and private infrastructure."

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