Megaport Partners with Akamai to Boost User Experience via Megaport Elastic Interconnection Fabric Megaport's Award-Winning Platform Enables Direct Connections to Akamai's CDN Platform

BRISBANE, Australia and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22, 2016 /CNW/ -- Megaport, a global leader in software defined networking (SDN) based elastic interconnection, today announced that Akamai is connecting its Intelligent Platform® to the Megaport Elastic Fabric in all of Megaport's global markets to distribute content delivery network (CDN) services to Megaport customers.

With the onboarding of Akamai's Intelligent Platform®, Megaport will make it easy for customers to provision direct connections to Akamai's CDN platform in any market where Megaport has a presence.  Localising traffic through direct connections with Akamai enables fast and reliable access to key content.

Denver Maddux, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport said: "The addition of Akamai to the Megaport ecosystem maps perfectly to our global footprint.  Giving Megaport's customers the ability to access localised traffic in key markets ensures better performance and delivers efficiencies in scaling capacity by limiting the amount of backhaul necessary to deliver content."

Christian Kaufmann, Senior Director Network Services at Akamai Technologies added: "The Akamai Intelligent Platform is already deployed in more than 1,400 networks. Our global agreement with Megaport provides further options to interconnect and bring popular web content closer to end-users. As such we are aiming to reduce bandwidth costs while joining forces to improve web experience for more people around the globe."

Megaport operates in 54 data centres across thirteen markets in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and United States and is currently expanding its presence into additional data centres in North America and Europe in key markets including Toronto, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, and Stockholm.

To learn more about Megaport's SDN-based interconnection fabric and continued expansion into North American markets, please visit https://megaport.com

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About Megaport
Megaport is a global leader and pioneer in elastic interconnection. Established in 2013 and founded by Bevan Slattery, Megaport built the world's first SDN-based neutral elastic fabric changing the way enterprises, networks, and services interconnect. The high demand for interconnects and the need to change the way bandwidth is acquired has pushed Megaport into new markets globally with full integration into the U.S. market expected by the end of 2016. Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in building large scale global carrier networks. To learn more about Megaport, please visit: www.megaport.com.

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