Datacentre-as-a-service company, NEXTDC (ASX: NXT), and Microsoft Corporation have made private, high-speed connections to Microsoft Office 365, via Microsoft ExpressRoute, available on-demand through the AXONVX virtual exchange.
Microsoft Australia partner business and development director, Phil Goldie, said as more organisations depend on Office 365 for document collaboration and communications, they will come to depend more and more on the network connectivity they have between their users and Office 365.
“Microsoft is pleased to have NEXTDC on board offering customers access to Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365 which is something our customers and partners have been asking for since we launched ExpressRoute earlier this year.
“ExpressRoute for Office 365 enables customers to establish a private, managed connection to Office 365, delivering many customer benefits including more predictable network performance, the ability to better manage network availability, the reliability that comes with dedicated connectivity and additional data privacy,” he said.
According to NEXTDC CEO, Craig Scroggie, there is growing demand by Australian organisations for direct, high-speed, secure connections to ExpressRoute and Microsoft’s locally hosted Cloud platforms.
“Facilitated by AXONVX, new opportunities have been created for Microsoft’s local customer base to access their Cloud solutions through NEXTDC, and enjoy lower latency and increased connectivity security,” Scroggie indicated.
The companies also indicated, in a statement, that a number of AXONVX service provider partners are already connecting to ExpressRoute to integrate Office 365 and Azure with their own Cloud solutions.
Most recently, NEXTDC partners, VMvault and Fastrack Technology went live with ExpressRoute connections through AXONVX in NEXTDC’s M1 datacentre facility.