Synnex to resell Megaport SDN-based network services

Megaport uses SDN to enable its customers to rapidly provision interconnection services between their networks

IT distributor Synnex will offer communications services provided by Australian Stock Exchange-listed Megaport (ASX: MP1), under an agreement announced on 4 July that covers the New Zealand and Australian markets.

Megaport, founded in 2013, uses software-defined networking to enable its customers to rapidly provision interconnection services between their networks, other networks and cloud providers that are connected to the Megaport Fabric.

“Services can be directly controlled by the customer via a device such as a mobile phone or tablet, their computer or Megaport’s open AP,” Megaport says.

“Using our power portal or API, customers can provision direct connectivity to our broad ecosystem of service providers in less than 60 seconds,” said the company's CEO, Denver Maddux.

Under the agreement, Synnex channel partners will be able to provision secure connections from any Megaport-connected data centre.

Currently Megaport operates in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Hong Kong and Singapore with direct connections to several major data centres including those of Equinix, NextDC and Global Switch facilities among others. Megaport also operates in North America and will soon launch services in Europe.

Synnex Australia and New Zealand, CEO, Kee Ong, said: “With Megaport’s elastic interconnection fabric, our Synnex channel partners can establish a dedicated and secure connection to Microsoft Azure, Office365, Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services, among other service providers.

“Our channel partners can provision Megaport’s physical ports, Virtual Cross Connect services and Internet Exchange services using the Synnex Cloud Automation platform. The benefits to the end client are lower latency, faster access and secure connections to the cloud on a pay as you go model.”

Synnex launched its Cloud Automation Platform in March 2016, with Ong saying it offered “an upsell opportunity for our partners to bundle cloud solutions with their existing hardware and software sale.”

“Channel partners can establish a great recurring business model,” he said. “This platform also offers significant value to cloud resellers to transact, provision and manage their cloud business under one fully integrated portal.”

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