Carpathia recently joined forces with Microsoft Azure and Equinix to create a hybrid cloud solution specifically for enterprises and government agencies with strict data security requirements. The Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure, which allows for private connections via Azure and the Equinix Cloud Exchange, provides customers with the benefits of the public cloud without the security concerns that often accompany it.
“Businesses and federal agencies of all sizes are struggling 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 at 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 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 seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds and multiple networks.
By using the Equinix Cloud Exchange, the Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure hybrid cloud model offers improved security, better control, improved performance and higher throughput versus connecting over the public Internet. The differentiated Starter Kit 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 application development and testing.
Ready to see how Carpathia is getting the most out of Azure and Equinix? Watch the following two brief videos on the Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure, featuring Travis Sheppard, Lead Cloud Architect at Carpathia. You’ll see how Carpathia put the best of both the public and private cloud worlds into this new hybrid cloud offering, which was announced at Microsoft’s 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference.