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Megaport Deploys SDN Nodes in Cologix Data Centers

PRESS RELEASE — DENVER, July, 12 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise customers in major U.S. and Canadian markets have new choices for elastic connectivity to cloud services. Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and data center company, announced today that Megaport has deployed nodes of its software defined networking (SDN) fabric into Cologix data centers in Dallas and Toronto.  Starting immediately, Cologix customers across four data centers in those markets have access to a unique ecosystem of network services and interconnection to a broad set of cloud providers available through Megaport’s platform.

The relationship with Cologix allows Megaport to reach a new set of markets beyond its initial core deployment in North America.  As content and cloud applications push closer to end users at the edge of the network, these growing markets are becoming important points for networks like Megaport.  Cologix customers in turn benefit from access to the unique elastic connection model Megaport provides, especially to public cloud providers that are in high demand.  As a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity partner, Amazon AWS Direct Connect partner and Google Cloud Platform Carrier Interconnect partner, Megaport further expands Cologix customers’ reach to public clouds.{ad}

“The Cologix data centers in Dallas and Toronto are a natural fit for the Megaport footprint,” explained Megaport Chief Executive Officer Denver Maddux. “As we expand our platform, we are looking to quickly connect customers to our ecosystem of service providers. Cologix boasts a considerable customer base that can benefit by directly connecting to service providers with right-sized capacity, instantly.”

“Over the past five years, enterprises in emerging markets have found new options to outsource data center operations in their home markets and are now demanding dedicated, but flexible connectivity to the leading public cloud providers,” highlighted Grant van Rooyen, chief executive officer, Cologix.  “We are pleased to introduce Megaport’s solution to our customers in these markets as an option within Cologix’s Cloud Connect Platform.”

For more information or to request a Cologix data center tour, please contact sales@cologix.com.

About Cologix Inc.
Cologix provides reliable, secure, scalable data center and interconnection solutions from 24 prime interconnection locations across 9 strategic North American edge markets.  Over 1,600 leading network, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers trust Cologix to support their business critical infrastructure and connect them to customers, vendors and partners.  Our dedicated, experienced local teams and scalable solutions enable us to provide industry-leading customer service and the ability to successfully support customers at the Internet’s new edge.    For a tour of one of our data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com or email sales@cologix.com. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Megaport
Megaport is a global leader and pioneer in elastic interconnection. Established in 2013 and founded by Bevan Slattery, Megaport built the world’s first SDN-based neutral elastic fabric, changing the way enterprises, networks, and services interconnect. The high demand for interconnects and the need to change the way bandwidth is acquired has pushed Megaport into new markets including the U.S., where Megaport has completed its core deployment, and Europe, where deployments are currently underway. Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in building large-scale global carrier networks. To learn more about Megaport, please visit: www.megaport.com.


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