EdgeConneX® now offers customers in Portland access to Microsoft cloud services via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in its Portland Edge Data Center® (EDC). Azure ExpressRoute enables users to create private connections between their IT deployments and Microsoft’s global data centers.
With the new Azure ExpressRoute, customers located in the local data center campus can order a simple cross-connect to privately access all Microsoft cloud services available through the global Azure cloud platform. All other enterprises located in the greater Portland area can also connect to the local Azure ExpressRoute site by using the various metro ethernet solutions offered by their local carrier to connect back to the EdgeConneX data center campus or other ExpressRoute partners offering connectivity to the Portland site.
Dedicated Connectivity to Microsoft Improves Performance, Increases Security and Reduces Cost of Cloud for Enterprises
“Portland is an emerging and important Edge data center market. Its power rates and tax incentives provide an ideal market for many service providers to support not only Portland, but much of the entire West Coast region,” comments Aron Smith, Vice President for Interconnection Product Management at EdgeConneX. “By providing local private access to the Cloud in Portland via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute at EdgeConneX, our customers can enjoy all the benefits of the Cloud with a secure, dedicated and local access solution that simultaneously optimizes performance and reduces costs.”
Sudha Mahajan, Partner Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Networking said, “Manageability and network performance are often the largest inhibitors to cloud adoption or migrations. Through Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute sites like the one at the EdgeConneX Portland data center campus, we provide predictable and consistent performance and user experience for local enterprises accessing cloud applications, content, or services on the Microsoft global network.”