Datacastle RED continues to see tremendous growth in the number of customers and partners selecting Windows Azure as the cloud provider for Datacastle RED -powered enterprise endpoint data protection. Datacastle RED can be deployed in public or private clouds, however it is becoming clear to many administrators that the benefits of Windows Azure make where to host our service extremely compelling. In the last few months the investments from Microsoft continue to add to the value you can get from Windows Azure, and three stand out for enterprise endpoint data protection.
1. Seeding Large Data Sets
Our service focuses on mid-market to enterprise customers as the latest Gartner report on our industry highlighted. Datacastle RED supports the hybrid cloud by enabling a QuickCache at branch offices to control WAN traffic for customers. If the initial data sets are extremely large then the QuickCache can be shipped to a data center and used as a seeding device. Windows Azure recently added the ability to ship devices to their data centers for large seeding requirements as covered in TechCrunch.
2. Certifications for Key Verticals including Federal Government
Windows Azure has been a leader in getting certifications to enable customers and providers to tackle key compliance verticals in the public cloud. Healthcare is a prime example where having a Business Associate Agreement or BAA opened up an entire vertical to the public cloud that had traditionally been unavailable due to Personal Health Information and HIPAA requirements. Windows Azure has now opened up the Federal Government market to the public cloud by joining FedRAMP which has vigorous security revues of Cloud Services, Storage, Virtual Machines, Virtual Network, and SQL Databases that run in Windows Azure. If you are a partner or customer that is in need of FedRAMP security package you can request one here.
3. Expanding Global Coverage with Geo-redundancy
Microsoft continues to expand it’s global data center footprint to ensure that global enterprises can meet their requirements for where their data resides. Windows Azure is now available in mainland China through a partnership with 21Vianet and has new facilities coming on-line in Japan and Australia to compliment their existing Singapore and Hong Kong data centers. Supporting large multi-national corporations requires having facilities in the correct geographies. Windows Azure is making it easier every quarter for their customers. Datacastle RED is available in 10 languages including Simplified Chinese, Kanji, and Korean to support our customers that are going to use Windows Azure in Asia Pacific.