MegaPath on Wednesday debuted a set of enterprise, private and hybrid cloud hosting solutions that both SMB and large business customers can use to host their applications, data and storage with a third-party supplier.
The new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)-based behind-the-firewall service set leverages VMware's vCloud platform.
Delivered over its MPLS network, the three cloud options are built to meet specific needs of each customer type:
Enterprise Cloud: With the enterprise cloud, a customer can leverage dedicated resource pools that the CLEC said can be scaled up or down to accommodate cyclical business needs, meaning they have the computing resources they need.
Private Cloud: A customer can use the Private Cloud to either replace legacy dedicated servers and save the associated space, power and maintenance costs, or use VMware's Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to provide a Disaster Recovery site for their internal VMware-based solution.
Hybrid Cloud: Focused on customers that want to keep some applications in house while handing others non-essential functions like e-mail to a third party, the Hybrid Cloud option provides both dedicated hosting and co-location options with servers, storage, firewalls and load-balancing equipment that can be used as a standalone service or part of a hybrid enterprise or private cloud solution.
Given the potential risks that come with outsourcing data storage and security to a third party, MegaPath has connected all of these services to its own OC-192 network, meaning it has greater control over ensuring the customer experience. For those customers that want to keep tabs on their data at all times, each option can be fully managed by the CLEC or self-managed using the VMware vCloud Director.
By having all three of these options available, MegaPath can accommodate both SMBs who lack IT resources and enterprise customers that are looking for a less expensive yet safe way to migrate to the cloud.
Greg Davis, Vice President of Cloud Services, MegaPath, said the service is best suited for "Customers who seek a faster way to grow their business without additional capital investments, or lack the IT resources to address security compliance issues."
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