Datapipe Looks To Cloud With Amazon Web Services Management


Global managed service provider Datapipe this week is looking skyward with the launch of a new set of management servers around Amazon's popular cloud computing infrastructure, Amazon Web Services.

The Datapipe Managed Cloud is a complete set of managed services designed specifically for users of Amazon's AWS cloud and delivers planning, migration and management on top of AWS, said Ed Laczynski, Datapipe vice president of cloud strategy and architecture.

"We didn't want to build a public cloud accessible with a credit card," Laczynski said, adding that with the new Datapipe Managed Cloud the cloud becomes a different type of utility where organizations pay a monthly bill and receive cloud infrastructure and the Datapipe services around it.

Laczynski said companies are looking for a single source for their cloud computing needs. Signing on with Datapipe gives customers a first line of support for the cloud.

The key services areas under the Datapipe Managed Cloud umbrella area architecture and design, fork lifting, full-time technician-based monitoring and management, patching and OS maintenance and change management. And all billing comes through Datapipe to create a one-stop shop for cloud computing.

Along with Datapipe Managed Cloud, the Jersey City, N.J.-based company also offers Datapipe Cloud Accelerators, a suit of offerings designed to help customers leverage the scalability, elasticity and the pay-as-you-go pricing model of AWS. Accelerator modules include a Server Access Manger for LDAP, an Email Relay, a Global Load Balancer for multisite DNS-based load balancing and a Web Application Accelerator.

With the launch of its managed cloud offering Datapipe is taking a different approach than other MSPs. While many MSPs scramble to compete against Amazon and AWS, Datapipe is integrating its services on top of it. Laczynski said Datapipe wasn't looking to compete with AWS, which Datapipe considers a best-in-class cloud services player, but instead wanted to wrap its services around it.