The leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, Megaport, launched a new virtual router service called Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) which delivers private, Layer 3 connectivity, without having any data center presence.
The MCR has been completely integrated with Megaport Software Defined Network (SDN), and provides ease of usage for Layer 3 connectivity to Megaport Ecosystem locations and service providers through the Megaportal.
“As a Network as a Service company, it’s imperative that Megaport continues to innovate solutions that abstract complexities in the network buying experience,” said Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport. “We’ve moved further up the stack by expanding our SDN’s capabilities to address Layer 3 IP routing and support a broader set of customers with varying technical capabilities and business needs. With Megaport Cloud Router, there’s no need for a deep understanding of Layer 3 intricacies to take advantage of IP routing features.”
MCR enables organizations to leverage private peering between public cloud, IaaS and SaaS providers, as well as direct connectivity to any provider on Megaport SDN, with no requirement of maintaining any equipment, IP address or Autonomous System Numbers to procure.
The Megaport customers can move data and workloads between CSP environments using cloud to cloud connectivity. MCR will support hybrid cloud and multicloud architectures, and reduce costs for cloud solutions.
“Cloud to cloud connectivity is one of several new use cases unlocked by MCR which provides powerful options for enterprises architecting next-generation multicloud and hybrid cloud solutions. Our customers can move beyond the constraints of their physical network and rapidly establish virtual Points of Presence to unlock unique peering and interconnection opportunities around the world. We’re excited to continue innovating new services to address new market segments and empower the next phase of cloud and network growth,” Vincent added.
The virtual routers can be created within several routing zones globally with support for local routing decisions. MCR eliminates the administrative and ownership complexities, and enables network service providers to setup virtual Points of Presence (PoPs).
Additionally, MCR utilizes Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and delivers Layer 3 routing and support. The new virtual router service is currently available through 14 Megaport data centers in US, Western Europe, and Eastern Australia.