The details matter.
A server farm by itself does not necessarily make a good cloud hosting environment. As you can only imagine, it’s absolutely crucial that businesses considering a move to the cloud ensure that their cloud provider meets enterprise requirements for reliability, usability, compliance and interoperability, among other factors.
Like support. That’s one of the factors that really sets cloud hosting provider Datapipe (News - Alert) apart from the competition. The company offers managed hosting all the way to the application layer, while at the same time, enabling a self-serve cloud environment with its signature Stratosphere Elastic Cloud. In addition, its cloud offerings boast an impressive array of features.
Datapipe’s flagship cloud hosting environment, Stratosphere, is based on 10GE infrastructure and enterprise-grade high performance hardware, with cloud regions in Silicon Valley, New York Metro, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Customers can select and size Linux or Windows servers in minutes, and the service supports KVM, VMware and Xen hypervisors. Security preferences are managed in a single configuration across multiple data centers, and Datapipe uses authentication and authorization via SAML 2.0.
Additionally, servers can be scaled up or down on demand, and customers only pay for resources actually used. Needless to say, this is an obvious perk. Storage and compute states are independent of each other, further keeping resources to what is actually used. Furthermore, paused virtual machines maintain machine state without compute charges.
The Stratosphere APIs are loosely based on REST architecture, which allows developers to create new resources and integrate existing systems with this powerful solution.
Other features of Datapipe’s Stratosphere Elastic Cloud include the ability to use predefined enterprise class templates to build or customize, rapid account and server provisioning and automated server snapshots.
Datapipe is a strong play not only when it comes to private cloud hosting. Through its Managed Amazon Web Services and AWS Direct Connect Enabled Services, it also offers a strong public cloud hosting environment and is ideal for hybrid clouds.
The Datapipe Managed Cloud for Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS) is a unique blend of Amazon’s Web Services and managed support offered through Datapipe. It comes with single vendor billing and governance, cloud provisioning of all AWS services, infrastructure and application monitoring, managed scaling, managed security groups, 24x7 response and resolution, and access to its Direct Connect Enabled Services.
Datapipe’s Direct Connect Enabled Services allows a low latency layer 3 direct connection between Amazon and Datapipe networks, helping to create an unparalleled hybrid cloud environment. It offers high I/O solution performance in a secure hybrid environment, and simple single vendor billing. Datapipe manages all aspects of the integrated hybrid environment, and the company is proficient in all aspects of Oracle’s (News - Alert) Advanced Security Option from encrypted tablespaces to TCPS.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo