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CyrusOne and Megaport Open Alliance enables elastic cloud connectivity for enterprises and Internet ecosystem

Neutral interconnection fabric extends CyrusOne services’ reach, simplifies cloud interconnection, and deepens Megaport’s U.S. footprint

Brisbane, 19 Jan 2016 – Software-based elastic connectivity provider Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) (Megaport) today announced its U.S. subsidiary has signed an alliance agreement with CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) to deliver SDN-enabled, elastic interconnection and cloud exchange services in CyrusOne data centres in the United States. 

Under the agreement with CyrusOne, Megaport becomes a key provider of elastic interconnection and cloud exchange services utilizing the existing CyrusOne National IX (Internet Exchange) infrastructure which provides CyrusOne’s extensive Fortune 1000 customers with data centre interconnection services.  This alliance expands Megaport’s services to 13 new locations in markets that include Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Phoenix, Sterling (Northern Virginia), and San Antonio, among others.

The Megaport Fabric enables CyrusOne customers with the ability to right-size their capacity by scaling bandwidth up and down with flexible terms. Customers can access multiple service providers over the fabric and manage direct, multi-cloud connectivity through Megaport’s API, the Megaportal, and Megaport’s mobile applications.

This announcement comes as Megaport has completed installation of 15 of its first-phase core footprint in the United States. The Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Northern Virginia, Seattle, and Silicon Valley metros are live for services. The core footprint provides immediate access for new and existing customers to acquire connectivity to cloud and network service partners. Megaport is a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity partner, Amazon AWS Direct Connect partner, Google Cloud Platform Carrier Interconnect partner, as well as Amazon AWS Technology Partner.

Megaport Chief Executive Officer Denver Maddux said the alliance provides a boost to the company’s rapid expansion goals. According to Maddux, “Our elastic fabric brings a whole new dimension to the growing demand for interconnectivity and peering services market by delivering truly dynamic connectivity capabilities. CyrusOne’s U.S. data centre portfolio complements our neutral interconnection fabric extremely well and rapidly expands our footprint in the United States.”

“We are excited to facilitate this ground-breaking agreement with Megaport,” said Gary Wojtaszek, president and CEO, CyrusOne. “The ability to leverage CyrusOne’s National IX platform and extensive data centre footprint as an enabler and on-ramp to Megaport’s cloud providers creates the perfect cloud connectivity solution for our customers. We are excited to work with the team at Megaport, who carry the same entrepreneurial spirit that we have at CyrusOne.”