Saturday, December 10, 2016

Megaport Signs Bulgaria's Sofia Connect

Megaport, which operates a global Software Defined Network that helps customers to rapidly connect to other services and data centres across the world, announced that Omnix Group EAD, whom it acquired earlier this year, has entered into a strategic partnership with Sofia Connect EOOD ("Sofia Connect"), a leading wholesale carrier with headquarters in Bulgaria acting as a gateway provider, linking carriers from the Balkans, Caucasus region, and the Middle East to Western Internet hubs.

The partnership enables Sofia Connect to sell Megaport's SDN services to their extensive customer base across their vast European network. Megaport pioneered the first platform that allows companies to instantly manage their connectivity from anywhere, on any device. With Megaport's SDN, customers can consume elastic bandwidth, pay for what they use, and adjust it as their business demands change.

Sofia Connect provides broadband and telecommunications services in Central and Western Europe countries as well as the Balkan Area, Ukraine, Georgia, and Armenia. Services include data transport, internet access, colocation, and hosting solutions. Sofia Connect customers will have direct, instant, scalable access to Megaport's global ecosystem of over 200 service providers, including major cloud services like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Megaport also provides connectivity to leading internet exchange service providers.

"Sofia Connect is a network leader in Europe and beyond," said Denver Maddux, CEO of Megaport. "Their experience and credibility make them a trusted enabler of network services in locations that extend well beyond the current Megaport footprint, reaching into cities with increasing demand for cloud networking services. Our respective footprints are very complementary and provide excellent coverage across Europe. Enabling Sofia Connect's customers with our SDN services and global footprint opens the door for new cloud use cases. It is an absolute pleasure to work with such an amazing team."