Written by Josh Neuroth, Senior Director, Product and Marketing, Cyxtera on June 03, 2020

Secure Private Cloud Connect Anywhere, Anytime

The appetite for scalable bandwidth continues to grow exponentially, and not simply to provide connectivity between data center locations. Rather, enterprises increasingly are seeking out solutions that provide the ability to connect to cloud hyperscalers on their own terms, at their own speed — and who can blame them.


Cognizant of this need, Cyxtera has added a new capability for customers to rapidly and securely connect applications to vital hyperscale cloud services via Megaport, a global leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider. Now, Cyxtera colo customers can bypass other costly exchanges and deploy direct, private, low-latency layer 2 connections to cloud resources, as well as redundant interconnectivity between multiple data center locations. Direct access to cloud service providers (CSPs) provides a host of benefits, including optimized network ingress and egress traffic, the elimination of backhaul, and dynamic scalability for users with data flows that vary by use, season, and application.

Megaport’s Software Defined Network (SDN) can serve multiple VLANs to multiple CPSs off a single port, giving companies the flexibility to spin up or tear down connections to hyperscale cloud providers in real-time and scale bandwidth as needed. Megaport also offers month-to-month interfaces for clients that need to move temporary traffic or leverage a platform for a unique application. Low month-to-month terms and a lack of one-time setup fees make Megaport a cost-effective option, as well.

Megaport is a key strategic provider in our enhanced Cyxtera Marketplace. If you haven’t checked it out, I’d encourage you to do so. The Marketplace provides another opportunity for customers to connect with a diverse assortment of network carriers, leading cloud providers and XaaS players to help build their hybrid IT infrastructure. Here, our customers can quickly (and easily) find and connect with service providers and potential business partners within the Cyxtera data center ecosystem. Through the Marketplace, customers can locate the services offered in all 62 Cyxtera data centers at a glance, filtered by service type and data center location. Service providers, meanwhile, can use the Marketplace to promote solutions available at each data center location. The combination connects buyers to sellers at the nexus of modern IT – the data center. 

Connecting to the cloud just got faster and easier. What’s not to like?

For a limited time, we’re offering a colo and direct connect bundle for new customers. This includes discounts on a turn-key colocation cabinet with everything you need to rack and stack your IT gear, plus a free Megaport and Cyxtera cross connect for one month with each new connection deployed. To learn more, click here.

About Cyxtera

Cyxtera is a global leader in data center colocation and interconnection services. The company operates a footprint of 62 data centers in 29 markets around the world, providing services to more than 2,000 leading enterprises and U.S. federal government agencies. Cyxtera brings proven operational excellence, global scale, flexibility and customer-focused innovation together to provide a comprehensive portfolio of data center and interconnection services.