1623 Farnam Announces On-Demand Global Network Connectivity with Megaport

Partnership Fuels Scalable Access to Public Cloud Environments

Omaha, NE – June 24, 2020 – 1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral, edge interconnection and data center services, is now offering access to the Megaport Software Defined Network (SDN) from its Interconnected Edge Data Center located in Omaha, Nebraska. As a leading Network-as-a-Service Provider, Megaport offers 1623 Farnam customers direct access to its global cloud ecosystem, which includes Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, Salesforce, SAP and others.

With Megaport, 1623 Farnam can further address customers’ growing need for scalable cloud resources to support today’s complex IT architectures. “The availability of Megaport in the 1623 Farnam data center offers our clients secure, private access to the world’s largest cloud providers, and wider interconnection and peering options,” comments Todd Cushing, President of 1623 Farnam. “Hybrid IT infrastructures require low latency, predictable connections, and our customers now have highly resilient options to rapidly connect to multiple cloud providers to support their applications and workloads. Customers can also quickly spin up capacity to address spikes in users and traffic as needed.”

“With a robust and flexible marketplace consisting of over 360 service providers on the Megaport platform, 1623 Farnam customers can simplify how they connect to the services that power their business,” comments Peter Hase, Chief Commercial Officer for Megaport.  “Enterprises and tech companies undergoing digital transformation and expansion are increasingly leveraging the agility and flexibility of hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, cloud-to-cloud architectures. Our goal is to help partners and customers reduce the complexity of adopting cloud services and enhance performance with reliable global private connectivity.”

Benefits of this partnership include:

  • Choice: Direct private access to an industry-leading 171 cloud on-ramps and hundreds of on-net locations.
  • Security and Predictability: Reliable, direct, private connections that bypass the public internet. A low latency and high availability 100% SLA from Megaport ensures customers can depend on the cloud access they need.
  • Marketplace: A global ecosystem of more than 360 service providers, including Alibaba, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Nutanix, Oracle Cloud, Salesforce, and SAP.
  • Ease-of-Use: Delivered from a self-service easy to use portal, Megaport services can be enabled and adjusted as you require – just like the cloud resources.
  • Optionality: Enable hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and cloud-to-cloud architectures via point-and-click provisioning with the intelligent Megaport Cloud Router.
  • Performance: Localize applications and terminate traffic closer to the edge where performance matters.
  • Scalability: Elastic connectivity supports business needs and aligns to cloud consumption models.
  • Privacy – Megaport operates a private high performance platform, which is trusted by more than 1,800 customers.

1623 Farnam is also host to the most geographically centered Internet Exchange in the US – Omaha IX. Through this dense ecosystem, customers can lower costs of transport, increase speed and performance. To learn more, please contact info@1623farnam.com.    

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