Megaport and Lufthansa Systems Partner to Revolutionize Aviation Technology

By Ivan PetrenkoJun 25, 2024 10:30 AMNews
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Illustration of Megaport and Lufthansa Systems partnership enhancing aviation technology with interconnected global airlines and digital networks
Enhancing security and performance of aviation networks. Source: dall-e

Megaport Limited, a leading provider of Network as a Service (NaaS), and Lufthansa Systems, a key player in aviation IT solutions, have joined forces to drive technological advancements in the aviation industry. This collaboration will leverage Megaport’s extensive Software Defined Network (SDN) to enhance security, performance, and connectivity for airlines worldwide.

Under this partnership, Lufthansa Systems will transition the aviation cloud from a single cloud setup to a multi-cloud environment using Megaport’s SDN. This shift will involve transferring core routing from traditional cloud services to Megaport, creating a secure landing zone for aviation customers. This setup will facilitate seamless data exchange and peering among airlines, improving overall efficiency and connectivity.

Lufthansa Systems currently provides IT solutions to more than 350 airlines around the globe. Its Global Aviation Cloud initiative focuses on virtualizing critical airline applications and migrating them to the cloud. By utilizing Megaport’s private connectivity, including robust data centers, virtual firewalls, and virtual routing, Lufthansa Systems can offer secure and reliable connections for its airline clients to cloud-based applications.

The partnership promises significant benefits such as reduced network costs, enhanced performance, and improved security. Additionally, the ability to quickly provision virtual network services through Megaport’s API, implemented as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), will streamline operations and reduce latency.

This collaboration marks a major step forward in the digital transformation of the aviation industry, setting new standards for efficiency and security in airline IT infrastructure. As the aviation sector continues to evolve, the innovations brought about by this partnership will play a crucial role in shaping its future.

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