RALEIGH – Cloud tech startup Pureport is continuing to push the edge when it comes to making cloud connectivity fast, more simple and scalable by offering even faster bandwidth.

Through the firm’s patented hybrid cloud software platform, it now offers 1,2, 5 or 10 Gbps (gigabits per second) of connectivity to link clients to Amazon Web Services Direct Connect (AWS), and other public cloud providers, the firm says.

The result: more network options and faster private access to their AWS workloads.

AWS is one of the world’s largest cloud infrastructure and related services providers. Using AWS Direct Connect, users can establish private connectivity between AWS and a datacenter, office or colocation environment.

“We are excited to be one of the early partners to enable higher speed hosted connections for AWS Direct Connect,” Doug Mittendorf, Pureport’s chief technology officer, explains.

“Higher speed connections will enable several new use cases for our customers, whether it’s cloud migrations, hybrid cloud, or cloud-to-cloud.”

Pureport’s Rich Lee

The Raleigh-based startup has also achieved the rarified status of being named an AWS Service Delivery Partner and a member of the AWS Partner Network – titles reserved for firms “with customer experience and a deep understanding of specific AWS services.”

Founded in 2018, Pureport is the brainchild of two well-known names in the Triangle’s tech ecosystem, Matt Berry and Rich Lee.

Both men teamed up to launched the starup after selling previous ventures, though Berry is no longer with the company, according to Pureport’s chief marketing officer Billy Purser.

Berry cofounded Digitalsmiths, which was acquired by TiVo in 2014 for $135 million.

Lee purchased Hosted Solutions in 2001 and later sold the company to private equity firm ABRY for $144 million. That firm later sold the company to Windstream in 2010 for $310 million with Lee still at the helm.


Triangle entrepreneurs Rich Lee, Matt Berry launch new cloud tech startup