Press Releases: 2012
Datapipe Introduces First Global Apache CloudStack Cloud Service
Offering Comprises an Enterprise-Class, Amazon-Compatible, Elastic Cloud Service Based on a Leading Open Source Cloud Project
Jersey City, NJ, July 17, 2012 – Cloud service provider Datapipe, a global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, today announced a significant enhancement to its Stratosphere® Elastic Cloud Computing Platform making it the first globally available Apache CloudStack platform in the industry. Leveraging the Citrix CloudPlatform, Datapipe’s cloud offering is available in Silicon Valley, the New York Metro area, Northern Virginia, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. All regions of Datapipe’s high performance 10GE Stratosphere Cloud are accessed through a single, self-service client portal.
Datapipe’s Stratosphere leverages Citrix CloudPlatform, the leading open source platform based on Apache CloudStack for building, managing and delivering a highly-scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud. A key feature to this platform is its commitment to interoperability with Amazon Web Services, enabling customers to build and deploy cloud applications across both Datapipe Stratosphere and Amazon’s public cloud using EC2-compatible tools. Peder Ulander, VP of Product Marketing at Citrix, highlights how Datapipe has taken the open source solution above and beyond.
“With multiple availability zones distributed across North America, Europe and Asia, Datapipe's Stratosphere platform is the most widely deployed Apache CloudStack environment on the market,” Ulander said. “Datapipe's vision of providing high-performance, elastic cloud services that meet the needs of the global enterprise—while embracing Amazon AWS compatibility and open source innovation—is well aligned with our cloud efforts at Citrix. We're excited to be working with Datapipe on their leading global public cloud services.”
Datapipe’s Stratosphere enables self-service cloud environments and cloud diversity, in conjunction with AWS and RightScale ecosystems, as well as hybrid cloud options featuring Datapipe’s managed hosting, compliance and security services. Additional features include:
- Paused VMs maintain machine state without compute charges
- Scale storage independent of compute
- Single security zone across all regions
- Access to Hong Kong Economic Zone, and Shanghai (Mainland China)
- Additional cost savings as a result of high performance VM's that require fewer computing resources
“Working with Citrix CloudPlatform and Apache CloudStack has fostered innovation within Datapipe,” said Ed Laczynski, Datapipe’s VP of Cloud Strategy. “Stratosphere has removed much of the confusion and difficulty typically associated with operating cloud platforms, to offer a user-friendly, easy-to-understand interface for deploying cloud services across the world.”
Datapipe has also simplified the cloud billing process by including managed services within the base price—offering the best price-to-value ratio in the cloud market. In addition, the company offers up-to-the-minute reporting, enabling customers to accurately budget for their cloud-based services. Typical customer use-case scenarios include:
- High I/O Production Environments
- Large scale marketing campaigns, brand sites, and analytics
- Situational computing and dynamic workloads
- Applications with variable peak demand times (Gaming, Finance)
- Cloud Disaster Recovery (provider diversity, geographic redundancy)
Datapipe offers a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services, including cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, colocation and data centers. Datapipe delivers those services from the world’s most influential technical and financial markets including New York metro, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.