Connectivity has emerged as a top need for global enterprises today, and this demand is only going to intensify as businesses continue to increase their reliance on cloud services and applications.

Italy-based network and cloud services provider Enter is working to enhance connectivity, and recently announced a major collaborative effort with Megaport (USA) Inc. The collaboration will enable near-instant, readily available access to its Enter Cloud Suite (ECS) and services ecosystem through Megaport’s global elastic interconnection network.

Enterprise and carrier customers connected to the Megaport network in Amsterdam, as well as any other Megaport-enabled location, can now connect to Enter’s cloud platform and Megaport’s global footprint.

The first European OpenStack-based cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, ECS enables the seamless orchestration of servers, storage networks, domain name systems (DNSs) and content delivery networks (CDNs) through an intuitive graphical interface or advanced application program interface (API). It is highly available, resilient and scalable, and can be delivered autonomously or as a fully managed turnkey solution encompassing design, architecting, setup, migration and ongoing maintenance and support.

Wholly owned and operated and built on secure open source technology, ECS is compliant with European data privacy and protection legislation. For this reason, ECS is one of the official cloud programs of 52 European institutions and agencies including the European Court of Justice and Parliament.

“Megaport’s software-defined network enables us to extend direct connectivity to our cloud services beyond Milan, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam to address increasing customer demand for network and cloud services across Europe and beyond,” stated Milko Ilari, Head of International Business & Strategy at Enter. “The relationship also enables automated provisioning to Enter Cloud Suite via dedicated connections from any Megaport-enabled data center.”

Megaport Executive Vice President, APAC, Belle Lajoie also commented on the announcement.

“As the demand for scalable and reliable connectivity to cloud solutions grows, Megaport is excited to enable innovative providers such as Enter, who provide their customers with leading connectivity capabilities,” Lajoie stated. “In addition to instantly managing their connectivity to ECS from any Megaport-enabled location, on any device, Enter customers can now consume elastic bandwidth for connectivity across the globe, enabling them to adjust bandwidth consumption as their business requirements change. Megaport’s software-defined network also enables direct, instant, and scalable access to our global ecosystem of service providers, as well as connectivity to critical internet exchange services throughout Europe.”

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