NTT, Megaport strengthen partnership to support multi-cloud strategies in Hong Kong

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NTT Ltd., has expanded partnership with Megaport, a global Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, with the deployment of a Megaport Point of Presence (PoP) at its Tai Po Data Center in Hong Kong, to further support hybrid and multi-cloud strategies for enterprises.

Hybrid and multi-cloud deployment are predicted to dominate the market as cloud will continue to be the platform for emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and Internet-of-Things (IoT). Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has largely facilitated the demand for remote working and enterprises’ dependence on cloud. Thus, robust connectivity to multiple cloud service providers plays a critical role in application performance, security and user experience.

The new Megaport PoP at NTT Ltd.’s Tai Po Data Center is an expansion from the existing PoP at the company’s Financial Data Center in Hong Kong. Through this expanded partnership, NTT Ltd.’s data center clients in the region can establish direct, scalable, and secure connections to multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) including Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Service (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Nutanix Xi Cloud, Salesforce and SAP, via a single port that supports multiple virtual connections, allowing businesses to rapidly and flexibly connect to their choice of cloud and can simplify the building of hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure. Clients who use both Financial Data Center and Tai Po Data Center can also enjoy enhanced resiliency through a dual PoPs solution.

“Our deepened partnership with Megaport is a result of rising demand of more secure, reliable and agile hybrid cloud solutions within our data center networks in Hong Kong. With Megaport’s strong portfolio of Cloud Service Providers, the deployment of an additional PoP at our Tai Po Data Center is an important milestone for us to deliver unparalleled end-to-end solutions that help enterprises navigate digital transformation through unprecedented uncertainty,” said Steven So, EVP, Group ICTI, Data Center Services, APAC, NTT Ltd.

NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers division operates a data center platform spanning 20+ countries and regions with over 500,000 square metres of colocation space across more than 160 data centers, each holding industry-leading design and operational credentials. In addition to USA, the UK and Germany, NTT Ltd. provides cloud connect service in partnership with Megaport across Asia Pacific, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The extended collaboration will further address market demands and explore potential overseas business opportunities, while leveraging NTT Ltd.’s strength and capabilities.