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NorthC and Megaport announce partnership to deliver flexible cloud connectivity

Rapid and flexible connectivity to over 360 service providers offers customers a secure and scalable solution for building a hybrid cloud infrastructure.

NorthC, the largest regional data center provider in the Netherlands, has signed a partnership agreement with Megaport, a leading global Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) provider. Through this partnership, NorthC customers can benefit from flexible and fast cloud connectivity with many leading providers to support their hybrid and multi-cloud environments, including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. The availability of Megaport is a key addition to NorthC’s existing high speed connections.

With Megaport’s on-demand software defined network (SDN), NorthC customers can directly connect their infrastructure to the Megaport point of presence at the NorthC data center in Oude Meer (Amsterdam). Businesses that run their operations in the other regional NorthC data centers are also able to connect to Megaport, via NorthC’s ‘Region Connect Ring’: a high speed, direct fiber connection that links the company’s ten regional data centers together to create one ‘virtual data center’.

Customers are able to rapidly roll out new services and can be operational in just days. NorthC’s and Megaport’s flexible service model also allows for the rapid scaling of network capacity, to meet changing needs.

Key benefits of the NorthC/Megaport connectivity for customers:

  • Flexible, on-demand bandwidth, pay-per-use;
  • Fast delivery;
  • Direct access to a global ecosystem of more than 360 service providers including the leading cloud service providers;
  • Multi-cloud and cloud-to-cloud connectivity with Megaport Cloud Router;
  • Simplified, agile and cost-efficient cloud management;
  • A highly secure infrastructure.

“We’re excited about the partnership with NorthC which will allow national and international companies based in the Netherlands to take advantage of Megaport’s global network”, says Eric Troyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Megaport. “Through our software defined network customers in all ten NorthC data centers can establish private and fast access to more than 360 service providers, including the leading cloud service providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, SAP and Salesforce. This allows for rapid and flexible expansion of their cloud environments with secure, high performance connectivity.”

“This collaboration with Megaport is an important step for NorthC and especially for our customers, through which we bring together regional and global connectivity. It is a strategic expansion of our existing ecosystem and opens the door to further growth and new service offerings”, says Bart van Aanholt, Chief Commercial Officer, NorthC. “More and more organizations choose a combination of several clouds to build hybrid or multi-cloud environments. Our partnership with Megaport means that existing and new customers can have faster, more flexible and more scalable connectivity with major cloud providers. This gives them freedom of choice, higher performance and more flexibility.”