Megaport | January 23, 2023
Megaport Limited, one of the leading global Network as a Service (NaaS) providers, recently announced that the company achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts Ready Partner Designation as a part of the AWS Service Ready Program. As a result, customers of AWS can now securely connect Outposts racks with AWS Direct Connect service locations using Megaport's global private Software Defined Network, allowing more trustworthy and high-performing application migrations and operations to Outposts.
The AWS Service Ready Program offers customers AWS Partner software solutions that are approved through a technical validation for sound architecture and have been customer success. In addition, AWS Outposts Ready Partners provides products that work with Outposts deployments, are tested by Outposts, and follow architecture best practices and AWS security. AWS Partner Solutions Architects have validated and tested Megaport's solutions through this program, making them a strong recommendation.
Customers of Megaport and Outposts will enjoy the following benefits: More data centre choices with fewer restrictions, Service ready designation where the solution has been tested, validated, and proven by AWS, and network resilience that allows a redundant architecture for the critical AWS Region connectivity. In addition, the customers can use their own network equipment, like routers and switches, within the data centres where the Outposts racks are deployed or can use a virtual routing service, Megaport Cloud Router (MCR), for dynamic BGP routing to AWS Direct Connect.
Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer of Megaport, said, "We're thrilled to be named an AWS Outposts Ready Partner." He added, "Many of our customers run applications that have low-latency requirements and must run on-premises and using Megaport to privately connect Outposts racks to AWS Direct Connect service locations ensures that these applications run reliably and are highly performant.
(Source: Business Wire)
Founded in 2013, Megaport is a Network as a Service (NaaS) solutions provider. The company connects 700+ enabled data centres in 20+ countries in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe with its Software Defined Network (SDN). It provides customers with high-speed, secure, and on-demand connectivity to top cloud networks and managed service providers. Compared to traditional connectivity options, its NaaS solutions give customers more flexibility, lower operating costs, and a faster time to market. Megaport works with the most significant data centre operators, systems integrators, managed service providers worldwide, and the best cloud service providers. It is headquartered in Fortitude Valley, Queensland and is an ISO/IEC 27001-certified company.
DartPoints | January 18, 2023
DartPoints, the cloud, colocation, infrastructure, and security solutions provider to enterprises, announced the launch of Bare Metal Cloud Solution. The company's new bare metal packages allow tenants to control the IT infrastructure completely, gaining cloud-like agility along with highly secure physical equipment and offering dedicated servers. The offerings are targeted at organizations seeking high-security levels, customization, and performance.
DartPoints' move into the bare metal market responds to the growing demand for fully customized data center services at the edge. With the continuous growth in data and the rise of hyperconverged technology, experts predicted that "The bare metal cloud market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 25.59% between 2022 and 2027.”
Bare metal users can build, test, deploy, and maintain their workloads all on a single platform. Without a dedicated compute environment, it can be hard to fine-tune things like compute or storage configurations to meet the needs of an organization. A bare metal setup gives you complete control, more processing power, and the best performance. As a result, bare metal is ideal for many uses, such as high computing power workloads, big data analytics, and hosting apps that need to be constantly updated.
The servers are single tendency and physically isolated, so the overall security is significantly simplified. It makes bare metal a good choice for organizations with strict policy or compliance requirements, like those in the financial, legal, or government sectors.
DartPoints, a worry-free technology solutions provider, was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company delivers colocation, infrastructure, cloud and security solutions to carriers, enterprises, and cloud and content providers. Its world-class data centers provide redundancy and airtight physical security. The company's comprehensive cloud solution also allows its clients to address technology gaps with a scalable OpEx model. DartPoints believes in providing equal access to life-changing connectivity, bringing cutting-edge infrastructure to mid-size organizations, and bridging the digital divide.
Aptum | January 17, 2023
Aptum, a hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider, recently announced that it has acquired CloudOps, a Montreal, Canada-based cloud consulting, managed services, and software firm specializing in open source, cloud-native platforms, networking, and DevOps. This strategic acquisition on 5th January 2023, will help Aptum provide hybrid services and multi-cloud solutions, which include advanced cloud migration and DevOps, to customers in 43 countries.
CloudOps has grown from an operations-managed services company to a leader in cloud networking, cloud computing, and DevOps solutions since 2005. Aptum plans to keep a separate CloudOps unit and combine select teams with improving customer solutions, including Advisory and Consulting Services, Support Services, and DevOps.
Aptum will leverage CloudMC's API-driven, modular, and extensible edge orchestration platform to improve its Hybrid Cloud Management Portal. As a result, the progress toward a unified interface for managing hybrid and multi-cloud workloads will be accelerated. In addition, the combined strengths of the two firms will open new markets for their respective products and services in a wide variety of industries, not just telecom but also the media and communications industries, retail, the financial sector, manufacturing, energy, utilities sector hospitality, education, and transportation.
Aptum alongside CloudOps will provide Digital Customer Experience to its customers in Canada, US, and UK across multiple clouds such as Azure (Aptum recently earned the Microsoft Azure Expert MSP Certification), Google, AWS, Hypertec Cloud, and Cox Edge.
Aptum is a global hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider founded in 2019. The company is headquartered in Toronto (Ontario) with an international reach spanning Latin America, North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Aptum's Data as InfrastructureTM strategy allows the company to provide comprehensive solutions and individualized choices to its customers, allowing them to achieve measurable business results and get the most out of their technology budgets. Integrated into a secure network, it provides sophisticated cloud solutions with top performance. It is a portfolio firm of DigitalBridge, a multinational investment firm dedicated to strategic opportunities in digital infrastructure.
CloudOps is a cloud computing software company founded in 2005. The company specializes in open-source, cloud-native platforms, networking, and DevOps. The company's headquarters will remain in Montreal CloudOps' leadership, and staff will connect with Aptum after the acquisition. Designing and managing cloud platforms to accommodate changing business needs and ensure long-term operational success enables forward-thinking customers to own their destinies in CloudsTM. The company’s primary focus is on telecom, finance, Utility, large enterprise, media, software, healthcare, and public sector organizations.