ROOT Data Center partners with Megaport to boost cloud connectivity options

ROOT Data Center announces that its MTL-R1 and MTL-R2 facilities in Montréal have been enabled by Megaport´s global ecosystem of IT, cloud and network providers, powered by its Software Defined Network (SDN) technology, the company said.

ROOT´s decision to become “Megaported” underpins its commitment to bring world-class solutions and partners to its data center customers.

Leveraging Megaport, a Network as a Service provider, ROOT customers can rapidly deploy hybrid and multicloud architectures with direct connections to major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, and Salesforce in conjunction with their colocation service. The partnership also enables ROOT customers to leverage on-demand, elastic connectivity, enabled by Megaport´s user-friendly self-service portal to design more robust hybrid IT environments.

According to 451 Research, 69 percent of enterprises will utilize multi-cloud hybrid environments by 2019, bringing both greater choice but also increasing complexity when it comes to interconnecting and integrating their IT infrastructure environments. By partnering with Megaport, ROOT simplifies and streamlines the migration to hybrid IT environments, providing customers with a secure, flexible, and cost-effective solution to interconnecting their colocation environment with one or more industry-leading public clouds.

ROOT is a next-generation data center company that provides both enterprise and wholesale colocation solutions to empower the world´s computing leaders. Its modular design promises optimal agility and efficiency, which enables all customers to scale their technology infrastructure and grow with confidence. Upon completion of its greenfield expansion at MTL-R1, ROOT will offer 65 MW of premium capacity to the Montréal market. For more information, visit

Megaport is the global provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the company´s platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network.