The company, founded by telco entrepreneur Bevan Slattery, who also founded NextDC, says it will spend the $10 million over the next 12 months establishing a US headquarters in San Francisco, with further expansion into other the markets including Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Bay Area, Ashburn, Chicago and Dallas.
The first market, Seattle, is slated to come online in September, and the company says it will recover operating expenses for its US operation within the first twelve months.
Brynn Maddux, EVP of Americas & Europe for Megaport, said the company’s global expansion was part of its plans to meet the growing demand for scalable cloud interconnectivity services, global partnerships and accelerated success in Asia.
“The Megaport platform gives customers greater flexibility through better commercial terms and instant provisioning capabilities into the cloud, along with access to new data centers and services globally as we continue our expansion. Ultimately we help our customers optimise their network and data center investment through our global services interconnection fabric.”
Shortly after launching in Australia, Megaport expanded market coverage into New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong due to what it says was high demand through global partnerships and a requirement for change to the connectivity landscape.
Maddux, who before joining Megaport executed strategy and deployments globally for Microsoft, says Megaport has leveraged the global relationships and success they have formed in the Asia Pacific region for the US launch, with major cloud and content players joining the fabric in every mutual market.