- Businesses across Mexico can directly and effortlessly connect to IT and cloud services on a universal level without the need to manage complex network infrastructure.
- KIO Networks has 40 state-of-the-art data centers across Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Panama, and 11 edge facilities in Mexico.
Megaport Limited, a universal Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, announced that it would be expanding its services to Mexico through a partnership with KIO Networks, a well-known data center supplier in southern North America. Cloud connectivity services to Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud will most likely be available by March 2022 to local enterprises through on-ramps from KIO Networks’ data centers in Mexico City and Queretaro, subject to approvals.
KIO Networks’ customers in Mexico will be able to access Megaport’s leading ecosystem of over 700 enabled data centers across the world and more than 360 plus service providers, comprising 230 plus cloud on-ramps from the globe’s most prominent clouds like Oracle Cloud, AWS, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Businesses across Mexico can directly and effortlessly connect to IT and cloud services on a universal level without the need to manage complex network infrastructure.
As per an IDC report, ‘IDC Latin America IT Investment Trends 2021’, Mexico is the second top industry in Latin America when it comes to cloud adoption. About 39% of the firms in this region plan to invest in the cloud.
KIO Networks has 40 state-of-the-art data centers across Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Panama, and 11 edge facilities in Mexico. The firm has more than 20 megawatts of installed operational capacity.
The collaboration between Megaport and KIO Networks will offer substantial value to local businesses in Mexico looking for a wide range of service providers and greater access to direct cloud connectivity as they adopt hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures on a larger scale. Companies with global IT footprints will also be able to benefit from Megaport’s presence in KIO Networks data centers in Mexico to connect to public clouds and other services on demand.
The ability to offer IT backbone capacity between data centers, service regions, and cloud regions in near real-time through Megaport’s private Software Defined Network boosts the growth of hybrid cloud and multi-cloud capabilities worldwide. It also supports data growth and localization of mission-critical applications.
Santiago Suinaga, Managing Director KIO Data Centers Business at KIO Networks, said, “KIO Networks is excited to offer our customers Megaport’s leading global Network as a Service platform as a quick and easy way to connect their businesses to cloud services for hybrid cloud and multicloud environments inside our data centres in Mexico.” Suinaga added, “We believe the partnership gives our customers the agility, flexibility, and scalability they need for their digital transformation initiatives to be successful.”
Vincent English, CEO at Megaport, said, “Mexico has proven to be one of the leading cloud markets in Latin America and has been growing at a rapid rate over the last several years.” English added, “Megaport is very excited to partner with KIO Networks to launch our services in Mexico, which will provide the opportunity for our existing customers to grow with Megaport and create new opportunities for Megaport to service businesses in Mexico. We look forward to working with KIO Networks and our cloud partners to meet the growing demand for cloud-based services in Mexico.”