NTT Global Data Centers Americas Boosts ‘Cloud Connect’ Portfolio by Adding Megaport to Deliver Elastic Connectivity to Global Ecosystem of Service Providers

Megaport’s Software Defined Network offers NTT Global Data Centers Americas customers greater choice, security, and performance with on-demand cloud connectivity.

Ashburn, Va.
April 19, 2018

NTT Global Data Centers Americas, Inc., the nation’s premier data center provider, and its parent company NTT Communications (NTT Com), is announcing the addition of Megaport’s global Software Defined Network (SDN) to NTT Global Data Centers Americas Cloud Connect portfolio of solution partners.

NTT Global Data Centers Americas Cloud Connect Service

Megaport, a leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, operates a global SDN with over 200 data center Points of Presence (PoPs), enabling on-demand, elastic interconnection to clouds, networks, enterprises, and managed services. NTT Global Data Centers Americas customers will now be able to save time by accessing Megaport’s web-based portal to provision network services in seconds, rather than weeks, and scale bandwidth instantly to increase and decrease capacity as needed. Customers can also take advantage of Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) to create high-performance multi-cloud solutions without the need for their own infrastructure PoP.

“We are excited to add Megaport to NTT Global Data Centers Americas Cloud Connect portfolio,” said Bruno Berti, Vice President of Product Management at NTT Global Data Centers Americas. “Together, we are achieving a significant milestone in the innovation of ‘cloud neutral’ services, to go along with the ‘carrier neutral’ services that have become an industry standard. Through Cloud Connect, our data center customers now have more options than ever to connect their companies to the best clouds in the world and quickly and securely deploy hybrid cloud systems and applications.”

Cloud Connect enables customers to integrate public clouds with their enterprise applications running in NTT Global Data Centers Americas. The cloud connectivity is secured and the cloud capacity is easily provisioned, deployed, and scaled through a software defined network and portal. Cloud Connect is unique in the industry in that it provides a range of connectivity options and solution partners giving users greater flexibility to deploy the solution that is best for them today and in the future. Through these solution partners, Cloud Connect is able to offer dynamic bandwidth allocation, on-demand provisioning, flexible connectivity, and user-controlled management and reporting through an intuitive web-based interface. Connections to popular clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud, as well as hundreds of other clouds and networks, are available as part of the Cloud Connect service.

Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer of Megaport, said, “Enterprises must ensure that their cloud-enabled applications perform flawlessly. Customers using Megaport’s SDN, in combination with NTT Global Data Centers Americas world-class data centers, will benefit from next-generation hybrid cloud solutions with secure and direct interconnection to public Cloud Service Providers with higher performance, lower latency, greater control, and improved uptime. Partnering with NTT Global Data Centers Americas gives their data center customers multiple configurable bandwidth options that are optimized for hybrid multi-cloud deployments that are now the standard IT strategy.”

The Megaport service is available at NTT Global Data Centers Americas massive data center campuses in Ashburn, Virginia; Northern California; and Dallas, Texas. NTT Global Data Centers Americas supports large, wholesale deployments as well as high-growth multi-rack installations with flexible configurations of dedicated and shared infrastructure, low-risk and energy efficient solutions, including 100% renewable energy at all of its California data centers, and access to a global portfolio of data centers as part of the NTT Communications family of companies.

About NTT Global Data Centers Americas
NTT Global Data Centers Americas designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver 100% availability, high-density power, flexible configurations, carrier neutral connectivity, and superior customer service. The company has 113 megawatts of critical IT power spread across 1.5 million square feet of data center infrastructure in Ashburn, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; and Northern California with significant growth plans in these locations and other top North American data center markets. As part of the NTT Communications group, NTT Global Data Centers Americas is one of the largest wholesale data center providers in the world with a global network of 140 data centers in 20 countries and regions operated by NTT Communications under the Nexcenter™ brand, and one of the most financially strong companies in the data center industry. For more information visit

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications, the information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO:9432), provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the ICT environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO, and NTT DATA. | Twitter@NTT Com | Facebook@NTT Com | LinkedIn@NTT Com

About​ ​Megaport
Megaport is the global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company’s platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or our open API. Megaport connects over 900 customers in more than 200 data centres globally. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWS Networking Competency Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, and IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider, and Salesforce Express Connect Partner.