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Independent Australian interconnection services provider Megaport has launch a new Nework-as-a-Service customer portal called Megaportal that allows cusotmers to manage connections to the Cloud.

The portal is designed to give enterprise customers and carriers the complete power to create and manage on-demand elastic connections to its cloud and service provider partners for as short as a day and as long as a year, in real time without the need for any human intervention.

It said it built its Elastic Connectivity Platform from the ground up to let participants create on-demand Direct Connections or Virtual X-Connections (VXC’s) between each other.

Since its launch in July 2013 the company has signed up more than 100 providers and enterprises including Amazon Web Services, M2 and iiNet.

It said at the center of Megaportal is a secure RESTful API server that supports web, mobile and business clients, enabling it to deliver on its channel program in Australia by packaging up the portal so partners can resell it as a service to their customers as their own branded service.

Megaport’s CEO Bevan Slattery - the founder of data cener company NEXTDC - said compute storage has been available on a per-day and monthly basis but there wasn’t anything in place for networking services.

“Now our customers can instantaneously dial up a direct connection as small as 100Mbps and up to 10,000Mbps between Megaport and another participant for as little as AUS$20 for a single day,” Slattery said.

Megaportal is currently available via a web browser to all customers with the mobile app to be available soon via Android and iPhone mobile devices.