Megaport Launches Direct Connectivity to the World's #1 CRM

The launch of Megaport’selastic interconnection service will provide direct, scalable connectivity tothe Salesforce Platform. As a Salesforce Express Connect Partner, Megaport canboost performance, increase application reliability, as well as help meetindustry regulatory and compliance demands by establishing a direct, privateconnection to the Salesforce infrastructure through its global SDN.

“Salesforce hasrevolutionised the way that businesses go to market and has fundamentallytransformed how companies build digital relationships with customers,” saidVincent English, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport. “This agreement enablesboth companies to help drive protected, private, direct connectivity. Megaporthas developed a set of tools and features that make it very easy fororganizations of all sizes and varying technical capabilities to directlyconnect to the Salesforce Platform.”

“We are thrilled thatMegaport has been recognized as a Salesforce Express Connect partner and ishelping global companies across industries connect with their customers in newways,” said John Carney, SVP Industries, Communications and Media, Salesforce.”Megaport’s industry expertise in network connectivity and innovative Networkas a Service model will benefit our mutual customers and help boostperformance.”

Connectivity with Megaport to the SalesforcePlatform is available in two markets from North America and one market fromEMEA. Initial markets and data centres include San Jose, Ashburn, andFrankfurt. Additional data centers are in the planning phases for 2018.

Megaport users will be able to provisionprivate, secure, and direct connections to the Salesforce Platform servicesfrom 185+ Megaport enabled data centres.

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Megaport is a global leading provider of ElasticInterconnection 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 data centre providers acrossvarious markets.

Established in 2013 and founded by BevanSlattery, Megaport built one of the world’s first SDN-based ElasticInterconnection platform designed to provide a secure, seamless, and on-demandway for enterprises, networks, and services to interconnect. Led by VincentEnglish, Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensiveknowledge in building large scale global carrier networks and connects over 850customers throughout over 185 data centres globally. Megaport is an AlibabaCloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWSNetworking Competency Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, GoogleCloud Interconnect Partner, and IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider, andSalesforce Express Connect Partner.

Megaport, Virtual Cross Connect, VXC, and MegaIXare registered trademarks of Megaport (Services) Pty Ltd ACN 607 432 646.

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