Megaport, a leading global Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, announced the expansion of services to Japan. Cloud connectivity services are now available in Tokyo, through multiple data centers including Equinix TY2, TY4 and AT TOKYO CC1. Future locations will include NTT DATA Otemachi, Colt Shiohama, NEC Kanagawa, MC-Digital Realty Mitaka, and TELEHOUSE TOKYO Otemachi. Customers can take advantage of direct connections to AWS, Azure, Oracle, and IBM cloud onramps in Japan. Currently available in 102 cities globally, Megaport connects more than 525 enabled data centers and 141 cloud onramps, enabling businesses in Japan to seamlessly and directly access cloud and IT services on a global level without the need to manage complex network infrastructure.

Businesses with global IT footprints can immediately take advantage of Megaport’s presence in Japan to connect into key data centers on demand. The ability to provision IT backbone capacity between service regions, cloud regions, and data centers in near real-time via Megaport’s interconnection fabric accelerates the growth of hybrid cloud capabilities globally and supports data growth and localization of mission-critical applications.

The Japanese cloud market has entered a period of maturity, according to IDC. This represents a massive opportunity for cloud networking to support the ongoing adoption of cloud services throughout Japan. Megaport’s expansion into Japan brings strong value to both end-users and partners, broadening the choice of service providers and enabling greater access to direct cloud connectivity. This expansion also allows Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) the ability to quickly extend their reach and enables more customers to easily connect to their services from Japan. Customers can build robust cloud-to-cloud connections to support multi-cloud architectures with Megaport Cloud Router, a powerful virtual router service.