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Megaport launches services into Hong Kong

Zafar Anjum | Feb. 4, 2015
Phase one of this deployment includes Equinix HK1 and Mega-iAdvantage

Megaport has launched its services in Hong Kong as part of its Asia Pacific expansion, the cloud services company announced on Feb 3.  

According to a press statement, Phase one of this deployment includes Equinix HK1 and Mega-iAdvantage. "Users in Hong Kong can now order services to any other Megaport user in many locations using Megaport's innovative Virtual Cross Connect," a company spokesperson said.  "Users will also be able to reach their cloud and hosted assets, such as Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform, from either location. With a port into the Megaport fabric at leading data centres worldwide, users can connect to a variety of resources, including peering with many of the major content drivers, private connections to their hosted and cloud services, and a major hub for interconnection to carriers that can take their data to millions of addresses worldwide. Megaport users can do all this in real time from the Megaportal or the free mobile app; or developers can use an advanced set of APIs to write applications that orchestrate between their services, IT infrastructure, and the Megaport Platform."

Additionally, Megaport users take advantage of billing, usage, scaling, and activating services in the same way they consume their virtual IT assets: pay only for what they use in whatever interval they choose, the company spokesperson said. 

"Hong Kong is an important market and for us, a gateway into much of the rest of Asia," said Denver Maddux, Megaport's CEO.  "We are excited that we already have a base of users ready to get started at these sites with the cloud partners on our fabric, and we will be attracting new service providers into the region as well." 


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