Megaport Announces Expansion into Mexico, Bringing Network as a Service (NaaS) and Direct Access to Major Cloud Services to KIO Networks

Brisbane, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1) (“Megaport”), a leading global Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) provider, today announced plans to expand its services in Mexico through a partnership with KIO Networks, the nation’s largest data center provider. Cloud connectivity services to Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are expected to be available in March 2022 for local businesses via on-ramps from KIO Networks data centers in Mexico City and Querétaro, subject to approvals.

KIO Networks customers in Mexico will be able to access Megaport’s core ecosystem consisting of over 700 globally enabled data centers and over 360 service providers, including over 230 cloud gateways from major global clouds such as ‘AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Oracle Cloud. Mexican businesses can seamlessly and directly connect to cloud and IT services globally without having to manage complex network infrastructure.

According to IDC, Mexico is the second largest market in Latin America for cloud adoption. In the IDC Latin America IT Investment Trends 2021 report, 39% of organizations in the region plan to invest in the cloud. In Mexico, Microsoft, AWS, and Oracle Cloud have all announced plans for new cloud regions over the past year. The country is also the second largest data center market in Latin America, with the multi-tenant data center market growing at a projected CAGR of 22% through 2025, according to an August 2021 report by 451 Research.

KIO Networks has 40 state-of-the-art data centers in Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, the Dominican Republic and Spain, as well as 11 edge facilities in Mexico. The company has over 20 megawatts of installed operational capacity.

Megaport’s partnership with KIO Networks will bring strong value to local businesses in Mexico that are looking for a wider range of service providers and better access to direct cloud connectivity as they increasingly adopt hybrid and multi-cloud cloud architectures. Companies with global IT footprints will also be able to take advantage of Megaport’s presence in KIO Networks data centers in Mexico to connect to public clouds and other on-demand services. The ability to deliver computing backbone capability between service regions, cloud regions, and data centers in near real-time via Megaport’s private software-defined network is accelerating the growth of hybrid cloud and multicloud capabilities at the scale and supports data growth and localization of critical applications.

“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 and multi-cloud cloud environments inside our data centers in Mexico,” said Santiago Suinaga, Managing Director. KIO networks. “We believe this partnership provides our customers with the agility, flexibility and scalability they need to make their digital transformation initiatives successful.”

“Mexico has proven to be one of the leading cloud markets in Latin America and has grown rapidly over the past few years,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport. “Megaport is very pleased to partner with KIO Networks to launch our services in Mexico, which will provide our existing customers with the opportunity to grow with Megaport and create new opportunities for Megaport to serve 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.

About KIO Networks

KIO Networks is one of the most innovative information technology companies in Latin America, offering a broad portfolio of critical information technology infrastructure services. The company operates 40 state-of-the-art data centers with the highest security, availability and density in the region and has operations in Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Spain. For more information, visit

About Megaport

Megaport is a leading provider of Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solutions. The company’s software-defined global network (SDN) helps enterprises quickly connect their network to services through an easy-to-use portal or our open API. Megaport offers agile networking capabilities that reduce operating costs and increase speed to market compared to traditional networking solutions. Megaport partners with the world’s top cloud service providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as the world’s largest data center operators, system integrators, and managed service providers. Megaport is an ISO/IEC 27001 certified company.

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