SOUTHFIELD, MI., Wednesday, June 24, 2020 – 123NET, Inc. (123NET), a Michigan data center and network services provider, expands its carrier neutral data center portfolio by adding Megaport, a global leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider. Megaport’s software defined cloud connectivity solutions enable 123NET’s clients to reduce operational costs, increase control and scale by leveraging their on-demand, API integrated, cloud connectivity to leading Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).
The connectivity between 123NET & Megaport strengthens and diversifies Michigan’s options for businesses and end users. This allows customers to have direct, private connections when communicating with their cloud environments, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Oracle Cloud among others.
“We are delighted to support 123NET’s mission to provide better and more flexible connectivity to the growing number of businesses in Michigan that are undergoing digital transformation,” Megaport Chief Commercial Officer Peter Hase said. “Our deployment to 123NET expands our services availability and positions us to support the needs of their customers, helping them access vital cloud resources for their business.”
Michigan businesses depend on 123NET to support and safeguard their data and network. The four data centers located in the Detroit and Grand Rapids areas serve as connectivity hubs, or edge data centers, with optional routes in and out of Michigan, increasing redundancy. This direct link between Megaport and 123NET brings the world’s largest cloud providers to the Michigan market.
“Growing connectivity options in Michigan is our primary goal, and this is an example of how we’re achieving that,” Noah Lessaris, Strategic Accounts at 123NET, said about the expansion. “Adding cloud solutions to our 20MW, 2(N+1), Tier lll facility is critical to deliver on the increasing demand for future-proof data center and connectivity solutions.”
Unlike traditional data center providers, 123NET also owns and operates a dense fiber and fixed wireless access network paired with the carrier-neutral data centers. Clients leverage the various services to meet their unique business requirements.
Megaport is a global leading Network as a Service provider. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or our open API. Megaport connects more than 1,800 customers in over 600 enabled data centers globally. www.megaport.com.
123NET is a Michigan-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) focused on equipping businesses with an industry-leading data center, network and voice services. Over a dozen Fortune 500 companies and thousands of Michigan businesses trust 123NET to provide them with world-class connectivity. Home of the Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-iX),123NET operates Michigan’s largest carrier-neutral data centers and peers with technology leaders such as Google, AWS, GM and others.
123NET’S MISSION: BUILDING NETWORK TO MAKE MICHIGAN COMMUNITIES AND BUSINESS THE BEST CONNECTED ON THE PLANET.