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Press Release -- December 11th, 2017
Source: IO

IO Partners with Megaport to Provide Private Direct Cloud Connectivity for IO Data Center Customers

Phoenix – Dec. 5, 2017 – IO, a global leader in scalable data center solutions, has partnered with Megaport (USA), the U.S. subsidiary of Megaport Limited (ASX:MP1) (“Megaport”), the leader in global Software Defined Networking (SDN), to deliver secure and direct consumption-based connectivity services to enterprises. IO customers can now leverage the Megaport platform to turn up scalable, secure, and direct seamless connections to over 250 IT vendors, including the top five global Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) in under 60 seconds.

Leveraging the powerful, enterprises can easily manage direct multi-cloud connections from IO.Phoenix and IO.New Jersey.

The Megaport Software Defined Network (SDN) enables IO clients with the ability to right-size their capacity by scaling bandwidth as needed. With concerns over the risks of the public internet, including data breaches and unreliable connections, the Megaport platform gives users peace of mind by allowing them to bypass the public internet, and establish reliable and private direct connections with partners around the globe.

“Our Megaport partnership provides IO customers direct and secure connectivity to their multi-cloud platform,” said Rick Crutchley, Chief Operating Officer at IO. “IO clients can quickly and easily connect to major public cloud and SaaS providers from our innovative, world-class colocation data centers, and advance their initiatives to manage data responsibly and securely.”

“We are excited to welcome IO to our growing Ecosystem of data center partners,” said Nicole Cooper, Executive Vice President, Americas, Megaport. “Our industry-leading SDN provides access for enterprises adopting cloud services and removes many of the traditional barriers involving cost, performance, and security. The rapid connectivity capabilities of this platform enable enterprises with the ability to stand up and connect to cloud services in near-real time. In addition to its high-quality facilities, scalable solutions, and ‘customer-first’ culture, IO provides its customers this critical differentiator to privately connect through a single point of contact, using a user-friendly interface to top cloud providers around the world.”

About IO
Founded in 2007, IO provides the data center as a service @scale™. IO internet data centers are engineered to deliver the optimal data center capacity, security, network and cloud inter-connectivity for mission critical applications of any scale. IO operates large data center campuses, featuring more than
2 million square feet, hundreds of networks and 300 MWs in North America and Singapore. For more than a decade, IO has earned the trust of the most demanding technology users by delivering the data center at scale to digital-first enterprises, cloud companies, hyperscale service providers, governments and businesses worldwide. To learn more about IO @scale, visit

IO, the IO logo and all other IO trademarks are owned by IO Data Centers, LLC and its affiliates. © 2017.

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 center 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 more than 780 customers throughout over 179 data centers globally. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, AWS Technology Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, and Google Cloud Interconnect Partner.

Megaport, Virtual Cross Connect, VXC, and MegaIX are registered trademarks of Megaport (Services) Pty Ltd ACN 607 432 646. To learn more about Megaport, please visit:

IO Press Contact
Jennifer Whittle
+1 480.998.2600

Megaport Press Contact
Camille Denning
+61 473 088 7400

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