The Windows Azure Pack, announced earlier this year, is a collection of Azure technologies for enterprise and service provider data centers. Microsoft has now selected five companies to beta test the technology.
Among these is Ipeer, a leading cloud provider based in Sweden, which will utilize the new APS package for Parallels Automation, with plans to launch its Azure solution by the middle of January in 2014.
CEO of Ipeer Johan Hedlund said on the occasion:
“The future of cloud hosting is not one-size fits-all but rather one where corporate clients will want to choose between optimized software and hardware, vendor sizes, location, SLA and pricing, and move between providers.
Experience, trust and local presence will remain important when placing critical infrastructure and we welcome Microsoft’s and Parallels’ clear visions here.”
The newly developed Azure Pack is based on the recently refreshed Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. Designed to meet the scale and performance requirement of customers, it draws on Windows Azure public cloud code for many of its services.
By combining Windows Azure pack and offering it with Parallels technology, Ipeer can now provide its hosted data center customers with an IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) solution.
You can find out more about Ipeer on its official website, here at this link.