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Press Release -- July 16th, 2014
Source: Equinix

Carpathia and Equinix Launch a Hybrid Cloud Offering: The Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure

Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure enables enterprises and government agencies to leverage the benefits of the public cloud while balancing stringent security requirements

DULLES, Va. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Carpathia, a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of compliant cloud services and managed hosting, and Equinix, (EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure.  Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure is a hybrid cloud offering that allows enterprises direct access to the Microsoft Azure public cloud via Carpathia-managed platforms and the Equinix Cloud Exchange, which enables companies to meet stringent security requirements and industry standards such as HIPAA, SOX and GLBA.

“Businesses and federal agencies of all sizes are struggling with how to balance strict security and compliance requirements with the instant access, scale, and cost benefits of public cloud,” said Dave Stinson, Vice President of Sales, Carpathia. “The Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure relieves this burden by offering customers the best of private and public resources in a turnkey hybrid cloud solution that includes a secure private environment for running mission critical applications and data, and direct bandwidth for low latency access to Microsoft Azure.”

The Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure provides high-speed, direct access to Microsoft Azure via Carpathia-managed platforms and the Equinix Cloud Exchange, located in Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers.  The Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables on-demand access to multiple clouds and multiple networks. By leveraging the Equinix Cloud Exchange, the Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure’s hybrid cloud model offers improved security, better control, improved performance and higher throughput versus connecting through the public Internet. The differentiated Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure architecture is suited for a variety of high performance workloads and applications including compliant solutions, data analytics, business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR), as well as development and testing.

Carpathia is collaborating with long-time partner Equinix to deliver the Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure solution to enterprise and government customers. For the past 10 years, the two companies have enabled more than 200 organizations worldwide to deploy colocation, managed services, and cloud solutions in a secure, compliant environment that meets stringent requirements and prevents the risk of data loss or privacy breaches.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Carpathia to deliver the Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure hybrid cloud offering,” said Pete Hayes, Chief Sales Officer, Equinix. “By combining our advanced interconnection solution and data center facilities that are well recognized for security and federal compliance, with Carpathia’s advanced platform management capabilities, customers can cost-effectively manage their IT infrastructure and more quickly reap the benefits of the cloud.”

In addition to the launch of the Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure, Carpathia was selected in June by Microsoft to join the Microsoft Azure Circle Partner program, a group of specialized Microsoft partner organizations that provide deployment planning services for organizations interested in moving to the cloud utilizing Microsoft Azure.

Carpathia will be exhibiting at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference being held in Washington, D.C. July 13-17, 2014, booth #2408A.  Carpathia will demonstrate private and hybrid cloud solutions featuring Microsoft Azure designed help enterprise, healthcare and government customers leverage the power of the cloud without sacrificing security.

For more information about the Starter Kit for Microsoft Azure or Carpathia’s hybrid cloud solutions, visit

About Equinix Cloud Exchange

The Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds, across multiple networks around the globe. By combining the automated interconnection of cloud, network and managed service providers with advanced service orchestration for the first time, the Equinix Cloud Exchange provides enterprises with simple, scalable, direct access to the multiple cloud services they need to build highly flexible hybrid cloud solutions. This removes the security, performance and vendor lock-in concerns holding many organizations back from fully adopting and reaping the benefits of cloud services. For more information on the Equinix Cloud Exchange, please visit

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (EQIX), connects more than 4,500 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 32 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

About Carpathia
Carpathia is a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of cloud services and managed hosting, providing secure, reliable and compliant IT infrastructure and management for some of the world’s most demanding enterprises and federal agencies. Carpathia’s cloud platform delivers solutions for every stage of the cloud journey, empowering organizations to meet their unique security and compliance requirements. Carpathia’s experienced customer care team and innovative data center facilities provide 24×7 global support to ensure optimum performance and reliability. Backed by its E3 Promise™, Carpathia consistently delivers an experience that exceeds expectations. Contact Carpathia at 1.888.200.9494, or visit for more information.

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