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FORTRUST Partners with Megaport to Provide Seamless Connectivity to Hyperscale Cloud Providers

Agreement gives FORTRUST customers access to Software Defined Network and dense service provider ecosystem

DENVER, Aug. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FORTRUST, one of the nation’s leading colocation providers, has launched a partnership with Megaport (USA), Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Megaport Limited (ASX:MP1) (“Megaport”), the leader in global Software Defined Networking (SDN). The partnership enables FORTRUST customers with seamless connectivity to public cloud providers, as well as the ability to deploy multicloud strategies. FORTRUST is one of the first colocation data centers in Colorado to offer this service.

“Our partnership with Megaport adds another layer of services by expanding cloud interconnection,” says Robert D. McClary, Chief Operating Officer at FORTRUST. “Our customers can now provision rapid, reliable, and secure connections, improving performance and reducing costs. This delivers additional value to our customers and enables a key differentiator for our data centers. ”

“We are proud to partner with FORTRUST to bring Network as a Service to Colorado-based enterprises,” said Nicole Cooper, Executive Vice President, Americas, Megaport. “Direct cloud connectivity has become an increasing requirement for enterprises when evaluating data centers for their IT needs. FORTRUST has proven their facilities to be agile, reliable, sustainable, and secure. Enabling our SDN capabilities within FORTRUST opens up great opportunities to serve more enterprises with connectivity that is aligned to their business needs. We are very excited to work with the talented team at FORTRUST.”

When FORTRUST customers join the Megaport Ecosystem, they have access to a wider network, as well as instant provisioning capabilities and the ability to leverage the resources of the top five Cloud Service Providers globally, including Oracle and Alibaba, across the Megaport SDN.

“At FORTRUST we are constantly striving to make sure the experience we provide our customers is reliable, robust and keeps up with the most strategically important technologies,” says Gary Hein, IT Services Manager at FORTRUST. “With this in mind, FORTRUST is extremely excited to announce our partnership with Megaport and offer our customers direct connection services to their rich Ecosystem of service providers.”

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

Established in 2013 and founded by Bevan Slattery, Megaport built the world’s first SDN-based Elastic Interconnection platform designed to provide the most secure, seamless, and on-demand way for enterprises, networks, and services to interconnect. Led by Vincent English, Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in building large scale global carrier networks and connects over 730 customers throughout over 165 data centres in 37 cities. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, AWS Technology Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, and Google Cloud Interconnect Partner.

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

About FORTRUST
FORTRUST is one of the most progressive high-availability data center services providers in North America, serving clients across the globe who depend on colocation services for the critical lifeline of their business. FORTRUST was awarded a Tier III Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability and a Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility by Uptime Institute. FORTRUST Denver is the largest colocation data center in the region. FORTRUST offers agile, reliable, sustainable and secure raised floor and modular data center capacity for any-size enterprise supported by optimal power infrastructure and connectivity to safeguard mission-critical business services. www.FTDC.com

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