Kao Data has partnered with interconnection company Megaport to establish a private software-defined network (SDN).

Megaport will become Kao Data's primary software-defined networking (SDN) provider, and the deal will provide on-demand cloud connectivity to hyperscale providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. The campus, just North of London, will be Megaport's closest presence to Cambridge's academic and high-tech and scientific communities.

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“Enterprise, HPC and AI organizations depend on high-performance, low-latency connectivity, with varying peering and interconnection demands, many requiring local data center capacity that links directly to their chosen cloud provider,” said Lee Myall, CEO, Kao Data.

“We’re proud to offer our clients in Cambridge, London and beyond, world-class home for their compute. Our partnership with Megaport further strengthens this, offering them unrivaled cloud accessibility through agile networks complementing the already strong foundational carrier attributes present across the campus.”

Bypassing the public Internet provides customers with improved security and higher availability, guaranteeing service, ultra-fast connectivity speeds, predictability, and resiliency. On-boarding to the service is accessed via Megaport’s point of presence within Kao's ‘Meet-Me’ suite.

Eric Troyer, chief marketing officer at Megaport, said: “We’re excited to partner with Kao Data to provide their customers with on-demand cloud connections. Megaport’s industry-leading SDN platform removes traditional cloud access complexities and costly overheads. Through our global ecosystem of service providers, Kao Data’s customers will be able to choose and rapidly connect to the services that are right for their needs in a matter of minutes, not months."