As we’ve collected feedback about our virtual private cloud platform over the past few months, one theme kept appearing—a desire for high-performance, all-SSD premium storage options. Based on this feedback, our product management team worked hand in hand with our cloud operations, architecture and development teams to evaluate and analyze best-in-class technologies that would not only provide blazing fast storage, but integrate seamlessly into the Hostway Virtual Private Cloud powered by Microsoft’s Windows Azure Pack.
Today, I’m happy to announce we have partnered with SolidFire to provide premium storage options for Hostway’s Virtual Private Cloud. These new storage options are available with as little as a 1TB purchase size and provide up to 25X the performance of the standard private cloud storage. Additionally, premium storage comes standard with 256-bit data at rest encryption, allowing for peace of mind about data privacy. These options mean a whole new set of workloads can run on VPC in a secure fashion with compute nodes that are 100% dedicated to the tenant. Examples of these workloads include high-performance, transactional databases like SQL, MySQL and MongoDB, high-speed I/O applications, and customers who wish to achieve PCI or HIPAA compliancy.