(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Web hosting provider and Microsoft partner Applied Innovations (http://www.appliedi.net) announced that it is now offering cloud hosting built on top of Windows Azure Pack, which allows them to provide clients Azure technology in a fully supported and managed environment.
Windows Azure Pack is a collection of Microsoft Azure (public cloud) technologies: a growing collection of integrated services, compute, storage, data, networking and apps that help users move faster, do more and save money. Applied Innovations has leveraged this technology to give businesses the infrastructure of Azure managed by Windows managed hosting experts, so that the business can focus on its core vision and not worry about its IT infrastructure. The new hosting offer is known as Managed Azure Pack (MAP) and is an elastic cloud hosting platform that provides the benefits of large public clouds plus those Windows Azure Pack deliver, but in a more agile and responsive package with superior managed support and expertise not usually seen in standard hosting packages.
The Managed Azure Pack hosting employs a highly available infrastructure with load balancers distributing traffic through a cluster of servers utilizing highly redundant SQL. This ensures that websites are always on. With the Managed Azure Pack Hosting, businesses have the utmost flexibility with a user-friendly control panel that allows them to scale resources and number of instances on the fly. Gone are the days of worrying about the overflow of traffic causing a site to crash and business to be lost.
Jess Coburn, CEO of Applied Innovations, stated, “When Microsoft branded this bundle of technology infrastructure and administration tools as Windows Azure Pack (WAP), we saw the opportunity to take a leap beyond the traditional shared hosting that we (and everybody else) had been offering. I thought, ‘Why not take the power and the value of this large scale cloud environment, get rid of the frustrating parts that make it difficult to use, and roll it all up in a web hosting service package custom-designed for our SMB clientele?’”
Now with three different plan offerings, including reserved instances for businesses with dedicated demands, Applied Innovations has solutions to meet a variety of business needs. You can check out the 7 best things about Managed Azure Pack in their free ebook.