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Masergy Communications, the managed networking and cloud services provider, is expanding the Masergy Marketplace, which is comprised of on-net partners who leverage Masergy's global IP/MPLS network to deliver services to customers.
Masergy says its Marketplace gets rid of the physical interconnections and cables that are typically required. When a Marketplace partner is selected by a customer, Masergy says it creates a virtual path for instant, software-enabled access to the partner's cloud service.
"Masergy is helping to bridge the gap between services our customers require and the providers who deliver them," said John Dumbleton, senior vice president of business development for Masergy. "Our Marketplace helps simplify the selection process by directly interconnecting with experienced cloud providers to reduce complexity in multi-vendor deployments."
"SoftLayer's global cloud platform delivered over Masergy's network gives customers access to our global network of data centers, providing them with the reliability and guaranteed customer experience they require," said Marc Jones, vice president of product innovation for SoftLayer, an IBM company.