SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. (“SUNeVision”), the owner of MEGA Campus and one of the largest data centre providers in Hong Kong, announced a new Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute site on MEGA Campus in Hong Kong. According to Microsoft, the new Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute site is located at Mega-iAdvantage, the #1 Data Centre in Hong Kong, as Misrosoft Azure ExpressRoute location Hong Kong2. Microsoft established its first Azure ExpressRoute location Hong Kong at Equinix HK1.
Both ExpressRoute location Hong Kong and Hong Kong2 are accessible to Misrosoft Azure region East Asia in Hong Kong.
Leveraging the strong connectivity on MEGA Campus and Hong Kong’s strategic position as a regional information hub, this second Azure ExpressRoute site in Hong Kong will enable customers in the city and Asia to enjoy greater resilience and better performance.
Misrosoft Azure ExpressRoute
Misrosoft Azure ExpressRoute locations (sometimes referred to as peering locations or meet-me-locations) are co-location facilities where Microsoft Enterprise edge (MSEE) devices are located. ExpressRoute locations are the entry point to Microsoft’s network – and are globally distributed, providing customers the opportunity to connect to Microsoft’s network around the world.
ExpressRoute Connectivity can be from an any-to-any (IP VPN) network, a point-to-point Ethernet network, or a virtual cross-connection through a connectivity provider at a co-location facility. ExpressRoute connections do not go over the public Internet. This allows ExpressRoute connections to offer more reliability, faster speeds, consistent latencies, and higher security than typical connections over the Internet.
Enabling True Resilience and Seamless Cloud Connectivity
With this new Azure ExpressRoute site in Hong Kong, data will be directly and privately transferred to and from Microsoft Azure within MEGA-i, without going through the public internet. This is designed to enhance security, network and latency performance for customers and partners alike.
Enterprises can now directly connect to Azure in MEGA-i, either through an onsite point of presence (PoP) or via telco partners, managed service providers or cloud exchange platforms, which are already available on MEGA Campus.
Enterprises who are users of Azure in Hong Kong and Azure in mainland China will be able to establish private access across the regions, thanks to the strong ecosystem of network providers on MEGA Campus. Enterprises from neighbouring countries including Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei will also be able to connect directly at MEGA-i now for seamless Azure experience.
Powering Direct Cloud Connectivity on MEGA Campus
SUNeVision extends the direct connectivity with Azure to other data centres on MEGA Campus via dedicated dark fibre network, MEGA Connect. With an aim to meet the growing demand in cloud connectivity, SUNeVision will launch its own cloud exchange platform this year. This addition will complement the existing partner ecosystem, where customers can choose from a full range of connectivity options that best suits their needs.