Carpathia, a cloud hosting and managed hosting provider headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, has partnered with colocation provider Equinix to deliver its Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure – a hybrid cloud offering that allows enterprises direct access to the Microsoft Azure public cloud via Carpathia-managed platforms and the Equinix Cloud Exchange.
“Businesses and federal agencies of all sizes are struggling with how to balance strict security and compliance requirements with the instant access, scale, and cost benefits of public cloud,” said Dave Stinson, Vice President of Sales, Carpathia. “The Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure relieves this burden by offering customers the best of private and public resources in a turnkey hybrid cloud solution that includes a secure private environment for running mission critical applications and data, and direct bandwidth for low latency access to Microsoft Azure.”
The Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure provides high-speed, direct access to Microsoft Azure via Carpathia-managed platforms and the Equinix Cloud Exchange, located in Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. The Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables on-demand access to multiple cloud hosting environments and multiple networks.
Hybrid cloud model
By leveraging the Equinix Cloud Exchange, the Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure’s hybrid cloud model would offer improved security, better control, improved performance and higher throughput versus connecting through the public Internet. The differentiated Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure architecture is suited for a variety of high performance workloads and applications including compliant solutions, data analytics, business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR), as well as development and testing.
The solution would enable companies to meet stringent security requirements and industry standards such as HIPAA, SOX and GLBA.
In addition to the launch of the Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure, Carpathia was selected in June by Microsoft to join the Microsoft Azure Circle Partner program, a group of specialized Microsoft partner organizations that provide deployment-planning services for organizations interested in moving to a cloud hosting environment utilizing Microsoft Azure.