Carpathia Hosting, a provider of managed hosting services for government agencies and enterprises, recently announced its first deployment in the Asia Pacific region using an Equinix data center in Hong Kong.
"The extension of our alliance with Carpathia into Hong Kong is a great example of how both companies are working jointly to help customers quickly generate revenue opportunities in new markets, without having to invest in building out their own infrastructure," said Eric Hui, director of Cloud, IT, Content and Digital Media, Asia Pacific, Equinix. "Large content and digital providers are growing at a rapid rate and need access to readily available IT services and solutions to meet growing market demand. The service mix from Equinix and Carpathia bring together consistency, scalability, data protection and compliance in a single package, making it easy for companies to efficiently do business in multiple markets."
This announcement reflects the broader strategic alliance between both companies, which combines Equinix's "Platform Equinix" global network of carrier-neutral data centers, and Carpathia's security-focused enterprise managed hosting solutions. Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) provides customers a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. Equinix and Carpathia are also partnering on a new high-security data center in northern Virginia.
Carpathia's solutions can be provisioned and tailored to meet companies' unique requirements such as Payment Card Industry (PCI) and ensure they are compliant and data is protected and secure.
"Our customers have some very unique requirements when it comes to transaction throughput, bandwidth and latency," said Jon Greaves, CTO of Carpathia Hosting. "We work closely with Equinix and our customers to design solutions that meet both the needs of the overall business as well as the financial metrics. Together, we're bringing to the market a formidable combination of services on Platform Equinix to help customers continue their expansion efforts into other geographies." Founded in 2003, Carpathia Hosting is a growing, profitable business delivering enterprise hosting solutions including colocation, managed services and cloud computing.
Equinix and Carpathia have an eight-year track record of working together to support compliant hosting and colocation requirements for nearly 200 shared customers. U.K.-based music service, Spotify, who has more than 10 million registered users and over 1.6 million paying subscribers across the globe, chose Carpathia to quickly deploy in Equinix IBX data centers in the U.S. and easily scale its bandwidth to meet the demands of its growing subscriber base.