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Equinix, Datapipe launch joint hybrid cloud option for AWS

The partnership will see Equinix utilizing its cloud exchange and footprint of IBX datacenters in conjunction with Datapipe’s managed services.

Hosting companies Equinix and Datapipe have teamed up to provide a new managed hybrid cloud option for users of Amazon Web Services.

The partnership will see Equinix utilizing its cloud exchange and footprint of IBX datacenters in conjunction with Datapipe’s managed services. The resulting solution vows to give enterprises more control over how they build, migrate and manage enterprise applications and workloads in the AWS cloud, the companies said, because it strikes a balance between public clouds, private clouds and traditional IT environments.

Equinix has been emerging as a hybrid cloud lynchpin as enterprises gravitate toward public cloud resources from the likes of AWS and Microsoft Azure. The Equinix Cloud Exchange runs in 16 markets around the world with 19 regions planned by the end of 2014.

As for Datapipe, the company will be on hand at AWS re:Invent this week pushing its new Datapipe Access Control Model for AWS. The company says it quells enterprise security fears by making it easier for businesses to use AWS services without handing over administrator-level credentials to third parties.

"Our collaboration with Datapipe on a managed hybrid cloud solution for AWS removes many of the common barriers to cloud adoption," said Phillip Marangella, director of market development cloud solutions for Equinix. "It offers customers the best of both worlds by providing Equinix’s secure data center platform, including private access to AWS, along with Datapipe’s expertise in designing and managing an optimal IT architecture for enterprises."

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