Sungard AS and Megaport in hybrid and multi-cloud collab

Sungard Availability Services has today announced a new partnership with Megaport that will enable its datacentres worldwide with software-defined cloud interconnection capabilities.

Enterprises are increasingly operating in complex and diverse environments, putting enormous pressure on network architecture and performance. According to Flexera's 2020 State of the Cloud Report, 87% of organisations have a hybrid cloud strategy, while 93% have a multi-cloud strategy with an average of five clouds.

The provider's Connected Infrastructure Hubs offer on-demand, scalable and secure connectivity to leading cloud providers and top-tier datacentres globally, delivering high-performance, low-latency connectivity to more than 350 service providers, and access to more than 80 cloud regions from a single datacentre.

“A business’s success hinges not on any one application, but on ensuring all applications work reliably together across multiple environments while remaining highly-available,” said Jim Paterson, executive vice-president of global products and technology at Sungard AS. “By combining Sungard AS’ world-class expertise in infrastructure, cloud, recovery and workplace solutions, with Megaport’s industry-leading network capabilities, our customers gain the connectivity, flexibility and cloud-like network experience they need to meet the growing demands on applications, network architecture and performance while accelerating growth.”

In detail: Megaport's capabilities

The Megaport Software Defined Network provides greater choice and ease of use for provisioning cloud connectivity and enables predictable, low-latency connections that improve application performance. Businesses can scale bandwidth up and down on-demand, and connect physical and private cloud infrastructure to multiple public cloud providers to support hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. Additionally, Megaport enables cloud-to-cloud connectivity through point and click provisioning, making it possible to move workloads and data between public cloud providers. Traffic flows over a secure, private Layer 2 network for increased security, ensuring it never traverses the open internet and can be encrypted over the network. In addition, customers can enable fault-tolerant and highly available redundant infrastructure as a service solutions to eliminate single points of failure.

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