Wednesday, 21 January 2015 13:30

Megaport pushes Google Cloud Interconnect through Hong Kong

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Megaport will connect its customers in the Asia region to the Google Cloud Platform via Hong Kong.

Earlier this week, Megaport announced it had become a Google Cloud Platform authorised technology partner, which means it can provide its customers with private connections to Google services.

The company now says it will provide Google Cloud Interconnect to customers in the Asia region via Hong Kong.

Megaport provides fully automated quoting, activation and management of network services from a user to Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery, Google App Engine, and a variety of other Google Cloud Platform services.

This can be achieved via the Megaportal or by using API so that applications can handle the orchestration of Google Cloud Platform assets and the Megaport Platform.

"Hong Kong is one of our newest markets, so we’re very pleased to open for business with such a strong partner in the region,” said Megaport CEO Denver Maddux.

“We expect fast growth in the Asia region and are now very well placed to meet surging demand for interconnection services into the Google Cloud Platform.”

Megaport already provides direct connections to Amazon Web Services.


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