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Press Release -- February 1st, 2019
Source: hgc, megaport

HGC collaborates with Megaport to deliver Multi-cloud Connect Service

Megaport Software Defined Network enables corporate customers to connect to leading global Cloud Service Providers via HGC’s dedicated network

Hong Kong, 31 January 2019 – HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully-fledged fixed- line operator and ICT service provider with extensive local and international network coverage and infrastructure, today (31 Jan) announced collaboration with Megaport, a global leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider servicing more than 1,200 customers in over 380 enabled data centres worldwide, to launch Multi-cloud Connect Service (MCCS), a Megaport Connected connectivity solution. This new connectivity solution enables seamless, flexible, on-demand and secure connections to a multi-cloud platform in over 380 enabled data centres, allowing corporate customers to connect to leading global cloud service providers (CSPs).

Connect to global leading CSPs through a single HGC interconnection point

The newly-launched Multi-cloud Connect Service (MCCS) provides a direct connection to Megaport’s ecosystem of more than 300 cloud service providers including top global CSPs such as Alibaba Cloud AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Salesforce, and SAP via HGC’s network. Existing HGC MetroNET customers can activate MCCS service and connect to the MCCS platform by utilising the current local connectivity with a VLAN. From now on, through HGC’s collaboration with Megaport, HGC customers can connect to multiple cloud regions through a single HGC interconnection point without the need of having their own hardware, thus saving cost.

HGC MCCS service provides flexibility in configuring bandwidth for sporadic burstable traffic to optimise the performance of mission critical cloud-based applications, taking advantage of Megaport’s SDN technology. With HGC’s extensive global network coverage, HGC customers can enjoy regional connectivity and support from HGC, embracing the global digitalisation trend.

Key features of MCCS Service:

  • Direct, secure connection to a multi-cloud platform of more than 300 cloud service providers including top global cloud service
  • Optimised performance for mission critical cloud-based
  • Connection to multiple cloud regions from a single HGC interconnection point without the need of customers having their own infrastructure, thus saving
  • SDN technology provides flexibility to configure bandwidth by scaling bandwidth as needed
  • HGC’s one-stop managed ICT service to meet various business needs, allowing customers to focus on core

Andrew Kwok, Chief Executive Officer of HGC, said, “Our collaboration with Megaport is very important as corporate customers nowadays demand flexible private connectivity to global cloud platforms. While corporate customers have access to HGC’s strong infrastructure base and on- demand services, their growing demand for one-stop solutions can also be met by enabling them to leverage cloud-based applications through this newly-launched MCCS Service. This is another example of HGC’s continuous commitment to becoming a leading ICT service provider in the market.”

Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer of Megaport, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with HGC to enable enterprises with global, multi-cloud connectivity solutions. Hong Kong is experiencing an increase in cloud adoption as a result of digital transformation. Direct cloud connectivity is a critical part of ensuring cloud-based architectures scale with reliable performance. HGC and Megaport are well-positioned to support enterprises as they transform their IT architectures to compete in a cloud-enabled world.”

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