BRISBANE, Australia, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Megaport, a leading software-based communications provider, announced today that it has launched services in Hong Kong as part of its Asia Pacific expansion. Phase one of this deployment includes Equinix HK1 and Mega-iAdvantage.
Users in Hong Kong can now order services to any other Megaport user in many locations using Megaport’s innovative Virtual Cross Connect. Users will also be able to reach their cloud and hosted assets, such as Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform, from either location.
With a port into the Megaport fabric at leading data centres worldwide, users can connect to a variety of resources, including peering with many of the major content drivers, private connections to their hosted and cloud services, and a major hub for interconnection to carriers that can take their data to millions of addresses worldwide.
Megaport users can do all these in real time from the Megaportal or the free mobile app; or developers can use an advanced set of APIs to write applications that orchestrate between their services, IT infrastructure, and the Megaport Platform. Additionally, Megaport users take advantage of billing, usage, scaling, and activating services in the same way they consume their virtual IT assets: pay only for what they use in whatever interval they choose.
"Hong Kong is an important market and for us, a gateway into much of the rest of Asia," said Denver Maddux, Megaport’s CEO. "We are excited that we already have a base of users ready to get started at these sites with the cloud partners on our fabric, and we will be attracting new service providers into the region as well."
Megaport began offering services in 2014 to create a new paradigm for networks and cloud services to interconnect – The Megaport Platform. Megaport now provides on-demand, elastic connectivity to over 100 network and cloud services providers across multiple countries and continents. With plans to expand further in Asia, Europe, and the United States in 2015, the Megaport Platform will service dozens of major markets around the world.