Megaport Enhancing Connectivity in Canberra

Megaport Enhancing Connectivity in Canberra

As the demand for cloud services continues to grow, ensuring security, compliance, and reliability remains paramount, especially for government entities and affiliated sectors. Megaport is meeting these critical needs with its recently expanded network in Canberra, providing robust and secure connectivity options for such users.

The expansion

Megaport has significantly enhanced its connectivity offerings in Canberra, adding connections to and within Australian Data Centre (ADC Mitchell) and CDC Canberra (Fyshwick). These sites complement Megaport’s existing coverage and availability covering Equinix CA1, NextDC C1, and Macquarie IC4. This extensive network ensures that customers can easily connect to key data centers and leverage their robust cloud infrastructure.

The capabilities offered through Megaport’s network provide high-performance, scalable, and cost-effective solutions, enabling customers to deploy and manage applications with real-time elasticity and high availability.

Some of these connected data centers already include multiple availability domains, which are physically separated to ensure resilience and disaster recovery capabilities; others can assure services by connecting in more than one enabled location. This setup minimizes the risk of service disruption and ensures continuous operation even in the event of a localized failure.

Within these locations, Megaport offers robust connectivity services, including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps ports, available at all five sites. These high-capacity connections ensure that customers have the bandwidth needed to support demanding applications and large data transfers, facilitating seamless integration and efficient operations.

Megaport’s Canberra locations also provide access to advanced connectivity solutions such as the Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) and Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE). These offerings enable customers to create virtual routing and network functions without the need to deploy physical infrastructure.

Megaport supports five Virtual Network Edge locations within 5ms round trip latency (RTT) in Sydney and within 8ms RTT at an additional two sites in Melbourne, enhancing the reach and flexibility of network deployments.

Customers in Canberra can also leverage the Intra-Government Communications Network (ICON), a secure and independent fibre network that spans over 150,000 km across the city. ICON has expanded to connect numerous government buildings.

This network allows entities to transfer data securely and efficiently between their on-premises locations and Megaport-connected data centers. By integrating with the ICON network, customers can seamlessly connect their on-premises infrastructure to Megaport’s extensive network fabric, ensuring high performance, reliability, and scalability for their cloud-based applications and services.

Oracle FastConnect

For customers looking to enhance their connectivity further, Oracle FastConnect offers a dedicated and private connection to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). FastConnect provides high-bandwidth options, low latency, and consistent performance, making it ideal for latency-sensitive applications, large data transfers, and secure workloads that cannot traverse the internet.

By leveraging Oracle FastConnect, customers can achieve predictable network performance and improve the security and reliability of their cloud connections. This is particularly relevant for Oracle Cloud for Australian Government and Defence, otherwise known as the OC10 realm .

Megaport Marketplace and other cloud connectivity options

The Megaport Marketplace allows customers to access and connect to government-accredited and tailored cloud solutions from providers such as Centorrino Technologies , SecureCo , and Vault Cloud . These partnerships provide specialized cloud services that meet the stringent security and compliance requirements of government agencies.

Megaport also securely connects to the AWS Canberra Direct Connect on-ramp, enabling customers to establish a dedicated network connection to AWS which offers increased bandwidth, lower latency, and improved network performance.

Additionally, both Sydney and Melbourne AWS regions (ap-southeast-2 and ap-southeast-4) are available through standard VXC connections to existing high bandwidth on-ramp endpoints, in just minutes.

Seamless integration and cost efficiency

Megaport’s global network of interconnected data centers ensures seamless integration and data transfer across regions. This connectivity allows customers to build and operate new cloud-native applications, run new workloads, and migrate existing workloads to the cloud.

Megaport offers competitive pricing with significant cost savings on outbound data transfer and other services, making it an attractive option for customers looking to optimize their IT spending.

Interested to speak with our Australian Public Sector representative? Get in touch .

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