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Datapipe Adds Managed Cloud Services for Microsoft Azure

Company continues to build out its ability to deliver infrastructure services of every flavor

Datapipe has extended its managed cloud services to Microsoft Azure. Datapipe has developed a solid business providing managed services atop of Amazon Web Services in the last few years and now extends that same managed cloud support atop of another public Infrastructure-as-a-Service giant.

Datapipe offers end-to-end support in planning, building, and running a managed public cloud environment. For Azure, it can utilize both Hyper-V for private cloud and the public cloud infrastructure for a hybrid topology. The end game is to support any kinds of infrastructure and multiple deployment models, providing managed hosting regardless of setup. Furthering its mission to enable hybrid, Datapipe recently partnered with Equinix for a colocation and managed AWS combo.

The New Jersey-based company has made several acquisitions over the years to extend its hybrid infrastructure capabilities. It recently acquired GoGrid, extending its multi-cloud capabilities around Big Data deployments. GoGrid came with proprietary orchestration and automation technologies, specializing in one-click Big Data infrastructure deployment.

It also acquired Layered Tech in August, which formed the foundation for its government cloud business, deepening compliance capabilities.

Managed services make public cloud resources more accessible to a wider swath of customers who can’t use vanilla public cloud, or those that desire to leverage multiple cloud platforms. It also opens up Datapipe’s potential audience to customers already on Azure, or those on Microsoft tech that want to extend infrastructure out to Azure.

“These new services will enable Datapipe customers to more effectively plan, build, and run enterprise applications on Azure," said Robb Allen, CEO of Datapipe, in a release. "This collaboration with Microsoft further strengthens our leadership in offering the choice and control of managed cloud and hybrid IT solutions.”

“Datapipe’s capabilities to manage hybrid environments and ability to incorporate Microsoft infrastructure into hosted private clouds, as well as integrate with Azure’s public cloud environments, make the company a natural fit to work with Azure,” said Aziz Benmalek, general manager of Microsoft's Hosting Service Providers business.

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