EdgeConneX launches Portland data center ecosystem

EdgeConneX's ecosystem partnership with Megaport allows customers to access the company's SDN-enabled elastic interconnection fabric that enables direct, seamless connectivity to AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform via an application programmable interface (API). Opus Interactive aids EdgeConneX enterprise customers in their migration to the cloud, while managing their cloud infrastructure.

Teaming with a veritable who's who of networking hardware and software providers, EdgeConneX has opened an Edge Data Center in the Portland, OR, metropolitan area.

Ecosystem partners include Ciena, Electric Lightwave, Megaport, Opus Interactive, and ScienceLogic. The ecosystem provides EdgeConneX customers with on-demand, direct access to key cloud providers, the latest interconnection, infrastructure monitoring and performance measurement, as well as network access and managed services. These partners enable customers to launch, manage, and grow private, hybrid, and public cloud environments with ease within a secure and reliable Edge Data Center environment, Edge ConneX asserts.

The company also offers direct connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in its Portland Edge Data Center.

EdgeConneX's ecosystem partnership with Megaport allows customers to access the company's SDN-enabled elastic interconnection fabric that enables direct, seamless connectivity to AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform via an application programmable interface (API). Opus Interactive aids EdgeConneX enterprise customers in their migration to the cloud, while managing their cloud infrastructure.

ScienceLogic provides IT infrastructure monitoring and performance measurement services.

Electric Lightwave is the largest regional fiber provider in the west, offering network access to the cloud and private connectivity options that provide greater cloud security and lower latency for customers.

These collective partnerships, along with others underway, position the Portland Edge Data Center as the region's most prominent cloud hub and the only way in which to locally reach AWS Direct Connect and Azure by Microsoft, EdgeConneX asserts.

"With the launch of the cloud ecosystem in our Portland Edge Data Center, EdgeConneX is making it easier for customers to reach the cloud and take advantage of industry-leading cloud technologies that will build and support a comprehensive cloud solution, all in one secure edge location," states Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. "In five short years, cloud traffic will escalate to unprecedented levels, making access to innovative cloud service providers and partners a vital component to realizing a company's strategic and commercial objectives."

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