- Category: February 2016 - Digital Transformation
Megaport, a global leader in SDN-based elastic interconnection, just announced the launch of Megaport.org, an industry and community program that supports the advancement of Internet infrastructure.
Megaport.org sponsors key industry organizations that bring together people, technology, and business and those that promote neutrality and independence. Examples of recent sponsorships include Global Peering Forum, Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association, Euro-IX, and APRICOT. Future sponsorships will include network operator forums and organizations that invest in Internet development in underserved areas.
Denver Maddux, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport said: "Megaport.org is all about giving back to the communities that made the Internet possible. We're excited to support organizations and initiatives that foster opportunities for people to learn and grow their capabilities. At the same time, we believe in making investments in the growth of Internet infrastructure in places where that is lacking. All of this improves the foundation of the Internet. Without operator and development communities there would be little service innovation, fewer job opportunities, and, quite frankly, there would be no open Internet as we know it today."
Megaport.org has established as well an advisory council, comprising of top, forward-thinking members of the Internet industry that will advise Megaport on direction and initiatives to support the Megaport.org mission of fostering community and supporting growth of Internet infrastructure.
Christian Koch, Director of Global Interconnection Strategy, Megaport said: "Independent, neutral infrastructure is important to the growth and sustainability of the Internet. Our entire model is based on this concept. We're happy to be in a position where we can support initiatives that further neutrality."
The pioneer in elastic interconnection operates in 54 data centers across thirteen markets in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States, and is currently expanding its presence. To learn more about Megaport.org and how you can make an impact on Internet development, visit http://megaport.org .