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Press Release -- May 9th, 2017
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Megaport Connects Enterprises in Australia-New Zealand and North America

Multi-Region, Multicloud Connectivity Options for Enterprises in ANZ and USA

Brisbane, Australia – 9 May 2017 Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) ("Megaport"), the leader in global Software Defined Networking (SDN), today announced that it has delivered capacity between Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, USA to cater for growing demand. Enabling this route on the Megaport Network is key for enterprises wanting to utilise key cloud nodes outside of Australia-New Zealand. By providing access to any cloud node across the Megaport platform, the Sydney to Los Angeles route enables a geographical differentiator to connect to multi-national cloud nodes from one physical interface.

Australia is the most mature market in Megaport’s global footprint. As such, enabling this capacity for customers and partners is valuable for the Ecosystem as a whole. Enterprises now have a platform to grow outside of the Australia-New Zealand region while leveraging a cost effective, low latency solution.

“The decision to go with Megaport in order to leverage scalable international capacity was an easy one to make,” said Ricki Cook, Network Architect at Hillsong. “Over the last year with Megaport, we’ve found them to be experts in NaaS (Network-as-a-Service). The team’s expertise, coupled with the cost savings of a true consumption based model, give us full confidence in using them for our Australian Cloud connections, and also for this international connection.”

This announcement comes shortly after the recently announced Oracle and Megaport Global Cloud Collaboration.

“I’m pleased to be announcing this new international route, with the Oracle Cloud node now part of the North American Megaport fabric. This means that ANZ enterprises will now have a dedicated and reliable way to access Oracle’s bare metal cloud infrastructure (Fast Connect). This is really exciting for Megaport customers in all regions, as it delivers yet another solution for MP1’s global customer base” said Belle Lajoie, Chief Commercial Officer at Megaport.

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About Megaport

Megaport is the global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company’s global 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. The Company’s extensive footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe, provides a neutral platform that spans many key data centre providers across various markets.

Established in 2013 and founded by Bevan Slattery, Megaport built the world’s first SDN-based Elastic Interconnection platform designed to provide the most secure, seamless, and on-demand way for enterprises, networks, and services to interconnect. Led by Vincent English, Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in building large scale global carrier networks and connects over 670 customers throughout over 150 data centres in 37 cities across 19 countries. Megaport is an Oracle Cloud Partner, Amazon AWS Technology Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, and Google Cloud Interconnect Partner.

To learn more about Megaport, please visit: www.megaport.com.

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