Cisco and Megaport Simplify Cloud Networking with Pay-As-You-Go Mannequin

Within the ever-evolving world of digital connectivity, Cisco continues to pave the best way with revolutionary options not simply centered round technological advances, but in addition round how these advances can simply be consumed by prospects. Over the past three years, Cisco and Megaport have collaborated deeply by:

  1. Integrating Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN with Megaport international community connectivity providers (Megaport Digital Edge and Megaport Digital Cross Connects)
  2. Delivering a single vendor consumption mannequin for patrons to buy Megaport providers by way of Cisco (obtainable since September 2021 on Cisco International Worth Listing)

Cisco’s Pay-as-You-Go Initiative

Immediately, we’re completely satisfied to announce that Cisco and Megaport are extending their partnership by introducing a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) supply for Megaport Digital Edge, Digital Cross Connects, and Ports by means of Cisco’s International Worth Listing. As an alternative choice to the present term-based supply, Cisco’s pay-as-you-go supply gives companies with unprecedented flexibility, scalability, and a cloud-like consumption mannequin for Megaport underlay providers.

Cisco’s PAYG supply for Megaport providers is a dynamic strategy to community useful resource administration. It’s designed to make sure companies solely pay for the infrastructure assets they make the most of, offering an environment friendly and economical resolution. This mannequin signifies a shift from the standard, static community infrastructure to a extra dynamic, versatile, and cost-effective various. The pay-as-you-go supply might be obtainable in March 2024 and might be built-in with Megaport Digital Edge, Megaport Digital Cross Connects, and Megaport Ports.

Each consumption fashions give prospects a single vendor expertise for his or her international connectivity necessities by means of Catalyst SD-WAN Supervisor, permitting them to carry up community infrastructure to create international extensive space networks, hook up with a number of cloud environments, and setup simple information restoration techniques in a matter of minutes. There’s no want for patrons to cope with a number of distributors, handle numerous contracts, or navigate a number of portals.

We’re excited to increase our partnership with Cisco. Megaport was the primary to combine its middle-mile connectivity with Cisco’s Catalyst SD-WAN. Enabling the brand new pay-as-you-go consumption mannequin with Cisco gives prospects with even larger flexibility.

– Matt Simpson, Government Vice President Enterprise Improvement, Megaport

Key Advantages of Cisco’s PAYG for Megaport Providers

Presently adopted by all kinds of enterprise verticals (healthcare, tech, international IT providers, monetary providers, and public sectors), middle-mile optimization with Catalyst SD-WAN and Megaport, permits companies to comprehend a variety of advantages.

illustration of Megaport's cloud to cloud connectivity

  • Flexibility and scalability: The PAYG supply permits for dynamic scaling of community connectivity, thus making a cloud-like consumption mannequin for site-to-cloud, site-to-site, and cloud-to-cloud connectivity necessities. This flexibility is essential in right now’s ever-changing enterprise setting, the place adaptability, agility, and ease of use are key determinants of success.
  • Price-effectiveness: Organizations can handle their community assets primarily based on their particular necessities and solely pay for the assets they devour. With a $0 upfront dedication and a single billing and assist platform, Cisco goals to scale back the multi-vendor requisite prospects should cope with for his or her international networking infrastructure wants.
  • Safe and dependable: By leveraging Megaport’s sturdy international platform with a 99.999% SLA, companies can take pleasure in seamless, safe connections to an enormous community of service suppliers (information facilities, public clouds, and SaaS) in a colocation-agnostic method, whereas Catalyst SD-WAN ensures end-to-end encryption for information at relaxation and information in transit.
  • International WAN: Megaport’s intensive international footprint permits companies to deploy Megaport Digital Edge internet hosting the Catalyst 8000V in 70+ metros throughout the globe, giving customers entry to Megaport’s spine in a knowledge middle agnostic method. Multi-national enterprises have deployed resilient and responsive international WANs in a way of minutes utilizing Catalyst SD-WAN and Megaport underlays, thus empowering them to dispose of their legacy networks, long run contracts, and the insecurities of utilizing public web providers. This international attain, mixed with Cisco’s Catalyst SD-WAN, allows organizations to create a really borderless and responsive community infrastructure.

Illustration of Megaport's Global Connectivity

Cisco’s launch of the pay-as-you-go supply for Megaport providers delivers unparalleled flexibility, scalability, and cost-efficiency to organizations seeking to modernize their international community infrastructure whereas reworking to a cloud-first setting by offering a community that mimics the identical.


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