Cinia Partners with Megaport to Deliver Direct Cloud Connectivity to the Nordics

“The core tenet of Megaportis making connectivity easy,” said Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer,Megaport. “We overcome barriers to entry for cloud adoption by making it easyto get connected directly to Cloud, Managed, and Network Service Providers.This enables scalability, consistent performance, and bandwidth optimisationthat helps reduce total cost of ownership. Our Software Defined Networkempowers enterprises to architect multicloud and hybrid cloud connectivity. Formaximum ease of use, customers can order services in real-time via our Portalor through our API. Our partnership with Cinia enables Finnish enterprises withdirect cloud access via Cinia’s robust national and international network.Cinia is an agile industry-leading service provider and we are proud to partnerwith them to elevate connectivity options in Finland.”

Ciniahas leveraged Megaport’s global SDN as a part of its cMatrix service, acustomer-specific direct connect solution that bypasses the internet and givesenterprises direct access to CSPs and the data centres in Europe where CSPsenable their services. Enterprises will access Megaport’s Ecosystem of over 250service providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud,Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud with high capacity and lowlatency through Cinia’s C-Lion1 Submarine cable, the most direct route fromFinland to Central and West Europe.

“We partnered with Megaportbecause connectivity is a key factor when accessing public cloud services andtheir solution, combined with our footprint in the Nordics, addresses a cleardemand,” said Taneli Vuorinen, SVP, Cinia. “The majority of data centres thathouse public CSPs for European customers are located in Central and WesternEurope. This does not account for enterprises that can be over a thousandkilometres away and creates challenges in terms of latency. We wanted todeliver an option for customers to access direct connectivity to cloud servicesand give them the autonomy to dial these connections up and down as theirbusiness demands require it. As such, partnering with Megaport was the naturaldecision.”

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Megaport is the global leading provider ofElastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), theCompany’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network toother services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlledby customers via mobile devices, their computer, or the open API. The Company’sextensive footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe,provides a neutral platform that spans many key data centre providers acrossvarious markets.

Established in 2013 and founded by BevanSlattery, Megaport built the world’s first SDN-based Elastic Interconnectionplatform designed to provide the most secure, seamless, and on-demand way forenterprises, networks, and services to interconnect. Led by Vincent English,Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledgein building large scale global carrier networks and connects over 850 customersthroughout over 185 data centres in 37 cities across 19 countries. Megaport isan Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, AWS TechnologyPartner, AWS Networking Competency Partner,Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, andIBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider.

Megaport, Virtual Cross Connect, VXC, and MegaIXare registered trademarks of Megaport (Services) Pty Ltd ACN 607 432 646. Tolearn more about Megaport, please visit: www.megaport.com.

Cinia offers intelligent network, system andsoftware services as well as secure cloud services that eliminate geographicaldistances and make the world more functional. With its strong expertise incritical systems and its own fibre-optic backbone network of more than 10,000kilometres in Northern Europe, the company offers businesses a secure ITinfrastructure and a cloud-based operating environment for the future. Cinia’sC-Lion1 submarine cable strengthens the European digital single market byproviding the shortest and fastest route from Central Europe to NorthernEurope, where the conditions for data centres are ideal, as well as to theAsian and Eastern European markets. Cinia is headquartered in Finland andemploys approximately 230 experts.

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