Megaport Announces Google Cloud Interconnect (GCI) Roll-out to the Asia-East1 Region Through Hong Kong

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Megaport today announced it will begin offering Google Cloud Interconnect into the Asia region through Hong Kong immediately.

This follows Megaport’s recent announcement that the company has become a Google Cloud Platform Authorized Services Partner for interconnection services to Google Cloud Platform GCI.

"Hong Kong is one of our newest markets, so we’re very pleased to open for business with such a strong partner in the region," said Denver Maddux, CEO of Megaport. "We expect fast growth in the Asia region and are now very well placed to meet surging demand for interconnection services into the Google Cloud Platform."

Since Megaport announced the demerger of its fibre assets infrastructure to Superloop in November 2014, the company has geared up for global expansion driven by growing demand for scalable cloud interconnectivity services.

This latest announcement means Megaport can now offer users and affiliates the ability to reach the Google Cloud Platform via Enterprise-grade connections to Google’s network edge, from wherever their data or their consumers reside.  Users can also tie their private data center directly to the Google Cloud Platform with a virtual private network, or "VPN tunnel".

Megaport enables a differentiated reach to Google Cloud Platform through a fully automated quote, activation, and management platform of network services from a user to Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery, Google App Engine, or a variety of other Google Cloud Platform services. Megaport users can do all this in minutes from the Megaportal; or developers can use an advanced set of APIs to write applications that orchestrate between their Google Cloud Platform assets and the Megaport Platform.

About Megaport

Megaport was founded in 2013 to create a new paradigm for networks and cloud services to interconnect – The Megaport Platform. Megaport now provides on-demand, elastic connectivity to over 100 network and cloud services providers across multiple countries and continents. With plans to expand further in Asia, Europe, and the United States in 2015, the Megaport Platform will service dozens of major markets around the world.

About Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform enables enterprises to build, test and deploy applications on Google’s highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure. Cloud Platform offers computing, storage and application services for web, mobile and backend solutions. Google Cloud Interconnect enables businesses to connect their infrastructure to Google, via Enterprise-grade connections to Google’s network edge.