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Hostway Expands Cloud Offerings with Private Cloud Utilizing Windows Azure Pack

Upgraded performance, failover, and scalability broaden the company’s private cloud offering. By ChannelPro

Cloud hosting provider Hostway Services Inc. has unveiled new enhancements to its cloud portfolio with both virtual and dedicated private cloud services, based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and utilizing Windows Azure Pack.

Hostway’s use of Azure Pack for its private cloud solutions provides businesses with an Azure-consistent experience and the flexibility to choose how they manage their cloud resources. This allows customers to use their existing Microsoft tools, skill sets, and APIs without having to learn a new technology or rebuild their systems.

“Our virtual and dedicated private cloud services based on Windows Server 2012 R2 really provide the flexibility the market has been looking for in terms of customers managing their cloud resources. Many organizations lack the bandwidth to fully manage their environments given their internal constraints. With our new private cloud, they can now look to Hostway for that management. This also enables customers using the Microsoft stack to easily move between public, private, hybrid and dedicated services as their business needs change,” says Robert Boles, CEO at Hostway. “Customers can now use their existing Microsoft investments and take full advantage of the entire Microsoft ecosystem.”

Windows Server 2012 R2 extends those benefits with these new capabilities:

  • Performance enhancements that increase VM responsiveness and allow virtual servers to be deployed within minutes of the customer’s request.
  • Failover improvements that utilize Hyper-V’s live migration capabilities to improve high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Self-service management of virtual machines and other cloud resources through the Azure Pack interface.

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