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Friday, 06 December 2013 06:42

Megaport offers Amazon connection


New data centre interconnection supplier Megaport has announced Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now available to all of its customers via the Megaport Interconnection Platform.

Megaport delivered its first AWS Direct connect service recently, between the NEXTDC B1 facility in Brisbane and the AWS Megaport located at the Equinix SY3 data centre in Sydney.

Becoming a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN) is an exciting milestone for Megaport and the Australian market,” said Bevan Slattery, CEO and Founder of Megaport.

He said that to celebrate the significance of this milestone, Megaport is announcing a Jump on AWS (JAWS) promotion. “For a limited time, enterprise customers can obtain free Direct Connect services to the AWS Cloud for sixmonths over Megaport in eleven 11 currently connected data centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as an additional 19 facilities planned for the first quarter of next year.

 “Megaport connected enterprises no longer have to commit to long term tele-communications services in order to connect to Amazon Web Services or any other almost 100 organisations and providers connecting to the Megaport Interconnection Platform.”

Slattery said an enterprise connected to Megaport could move 100 Terabytes of data to its AWS Glacier service by ordering an AWS Direct Connect service for as short a time as a single day, “with Megaport seamlessly interconnecting the enterprise and AWS together with enough bandwidth to transfer the 100TB within 24 hours. Once the transfer is completed the enterprise can terminate the interconnect service with as little as one day’s notice, demonstrating a level of flexibility not currently available from traditional carriers.”

He said AWS and other cloud platforms are changing the way organisations view their future infrastructure investments. “Megaport’s ability to provide secure and dedicated bandwidth on demand between enterprises and providers such as AWS allows organisations to maximise the efficiencies gained through their cloud investment.”

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