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      3 Reasons You Need INAP’s Next-Generation Dedicated Private Cloud in Your Hybrid Infrastructure Mix


      The best hybrid infrastructure strategies allow companies to carefully chart their cloud journeys based on the needs of their applications and workloads. There’s a lot of space in between a hyperscale platform and an on-premise data center, including solutions that embrace the agility and performance of public clouds while providing granular environmental control and access to leading managed security for your infrastructure mix.

      Dedicated Private Clouds (DPCs) are an ideal alternative to hyperscale public cloud platforms, especially for enterprises seeking to satisfy stringent industry compliance requirements, consolidate data centers, host legacy applications or stand-up disaster recovery environments.

      This week, INAP is thrilled to introduce the latest release of our Dedicated Private Cloud solution. This next-generation DPC solution is a VMware-based platform carefully rightsized for a range of applications, and for the first time, is backed by the transparency and simplicity of INAP Intelligent Monitoring, our premium managed cloud monitoring service. Intelligent Monitoring has been expanded to provide transparent visibility into infrastructure and application performance to private cloud customers, all within INblue, INAP’s easy-to-use infrastructure management platform.

      Let’s explore the reasons why you need INAP’s fully managed DPC solution in your hybrid infrastructure mix.

      Change the Game with Intelligent Monitoring

      INAP Intelligent Monitoring for DPC, powered by VMware vRealize® Operations Manager, provides real-time visibility into the health of your infrastructure and applications through a set of intuitive dashboards. We created Intelligent Monitoring for a number of reasons, including to help streamline the actions that follow alerts and to provide transparency into the management of your infrastructure.

      Jim Aluotto, Senior Director for VMware’s Cloud Provider Business, Americas Region, highlighted the value-add the VMware vRealize Operations Manager’s integration into our managed private cloud platform. “The technology empowers customers who want to spend less time monitoring and maintaining their cloud infrastructure, but still require granular visibility of both the environment and the critical work their solution provider manages for them.”

      Originally released in 2019 for INAP’s Bare Metal platform, Intelligent Monitoring combines expert technical support with unequaled visibility and control. Intelligent Monitoring for our next-generation DPC solution provides detailed dashboards that track the overall health of your environment, including utilization metrics for hosts, virtual machines and datastores. When monitoring thresholds trigger, you will be notified along with our certified INAP cloud technicians, who will proactively resolve many issues. You can track the progress and follow workflows every step of the way via INAP’s INblue infrastructure management platform.

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      Get the Flexibility to Achieve New Levels of Performance

      DPCs are easy transitions from on-premise environments given the amount of configuration flexibility they offer. The INAP team will ensure that the solution is rightsized for your applications, beginning with a complimentary assessment of your current environment. The team can then validate infrastructure suitability for your applications.

      This flexibility, paired with the transparency of Intelligent Monitoring, will reduce your time spent maintaining infrastructure without you having to choose between control, compliance or performance. Predict and prevent issues, monitor and troubleshoot application performance faster, automate capacity planning and increase your forecast accuracy with our next-generation DPC.

      Fuel Your Business Growth, We’ve Got Your Infrastructure Covered

      Focus on business needs and reduce your time spent managing infrastructure with INAP managed cloud services. From onboarding and deployment to ongoing maintenance and optimization, with a fully managed DPC, our certified VMware cloud experts are an extension of your team. We manage network connectivity, storage and the underlying infrastructure so you can focus on the VM and application layer.

      INAP’s DPCs are single-tenant environments with private network segmentation, DDoS protection and mitigation, isolated security zones and account security. Managed VMware NSX® Edge™ firewalls enable high-availability network security and premium performance. Additionally, as a DPC customer, you can increase your security posture with INAP Shield Managed Security services, powered by Alert Logic managed detection and response (MDR).

      Our next generation DPC was also designed with compliance in mind. It is the ideal solution to support any PCI-DSS and HIPAA requirements you may have for your infrastructure solutions.

      Explore INAP Dedicated Private Cloud.

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      • Product Manager, Private Cloud and Security Services


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      Open for Business: INAP’s London Data Center


      Back in August of 2018, INAP announced a multiyear alliance with Colt Data Centre Services, which included the build-out of a standalone, self-contained Tier 3-equivalent data center space in Colt’s North London facility. This London data center offers our extensive portfolio of high-density colocation, cloud and network services in this space, including Performance IP®, our patented automated route optimization engine.

      This state-of-the-art facility features the robust capabilities you’d expect of a premium, Tier 3-design data center, including:

      • 1 MW total power, 33 MVA power capacity and up to 12 kW of power per rack
      • 350 tons of cooling capacity
      • Carrier-neutral with a wide variety of options (Colt, CenturyLink, BT, Verizon, Zayo, SSE, Virgin Media, AT&T, Vodafone)
      • Key card access, 24/7/365 onsite personnel and video surveillance with 30-day video retention
      • PCI DSS, SOC 2 Type II and ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 certifications

      Interested in learning more? Download the London data center spec sheet [PDF].


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      This post was originally published Dec. 13, 2018

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      INAP’s COVID-19 Response: A Message from Our CEO


      INAP Customers, Partners and Vendors,

      I want to provide a brief update on INAP’s ongoing response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Two goals underpin every step we take on this all-important public health matter: the well-being of our customers, employees, partners and the general public; and the seamless continuity of service in each of our global markets.

      To succeed on both of these fronts, INAP has implemented additional safety measures at our offices and data centers in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). These measures include:

      • Data center access for vendors, contractors and customers limited to essential personnel.
      • New health screening measures deployed upon data center entry.
      • Active coordination with vendors and emergency responders to confirm continuity plans and critical service delivery.
      • Work from home policies implemented for all INAP employees who are not critical to on-site operations.

      For additional details about the newly implemented data center policies and procedures, please refer to this document [PDF], which is now posted at each of our facilities. Also, please refer to our Coronavirus FAQ [PDF] for more information about INAP’s response plans.

      These steps will enable INAP to remain fully operational during this period, while contributing positively to the worldwide containment effort. I am proud of how our global workforce has responded to these necessary changes and have full confidence that we will continue delivering the high performing infrastructure services you expect.

      Finally, many of our customers are playing their part by initiating their own coronavirus mitigation strategies, such as remote work or travel restrictions. If your company’s efforts require more bandwidth or remote hands at one of our facilities, we are equipped to expedite these requests.

      I thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented time. More than anything, the entire INAP team wishes you, your colleagues and your loved ones continued health.Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions regarding our response. Contact us at responseteam@inap.com.

      Sincerely,
      Pete Aquino
      Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, INAP

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