Megaport turns to Brocade for 100G network services

Megaport, a new entrant to Australia's telecommunications market, says it will provide network interconnection services across the Asia-Pacific region by leveraging the power of Brocade MLXe core routers.

Oct 17th, 2013

Megaport, a new entrant to Australia's telecommunications market, says it will provide network interconnection services across the Asia-Pacific region by leveraging the power of Brocade MLXe core routers.

The platform, implemented for Megaport by Brocade partner ASI Solutions, is the first time Brocade has delivered 100-Gbps network services in the region, according to the press release. The interconnection platform is based on Brocade 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) cards, which provide large routing capacity along with cost-effective support according to Brocade.

Thanks to its technology, Megaport believes it has an opportunity to make waves in the interconnect marketplace and meet the needs of organizations that are generating and consuming ever-increasing amounts of data.

"We want to revolutionize the way communications networks connect," said Bevan Slattery, chief executive officer, Megaport. "For too long the industry has been dominated by providers that are operating on legacy technology and are often bound by restrictive price models based on limited capacity. Megaport's offering is based on a massive interconnection fabric designed to allow providers to use a single physical Ethernet interface to seamlessly connect with other parties. We aim to make a significant positive impact towards the operating costs borne by network operators, content hosts and cloud service providers."

Since its launch in July 2013, Megaport – which currently extends to 18 major data centers in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane – has connected over 700 Gbps of bandwidth to customers. With demand expected to continue growing, Megaport says it wants to lead the charge to roll out 100-Gbps network interconnection services across the entire Asia-Pacific region.

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