SOURCE: Latisys


May 08, 2013 06:55 ET

Latisys Announces Support for Microsoft Hyper-V

Hyper-V Now Certified for Latisys' Enterprise Hosting & Cloud Platform

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - Latisys, a leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions spanning data center colocation, managed hosting, cloud and hybrid infrastructure, today announced it has completed certification of Microsoft Hyper-V 2012. By enabling Managed Hosting and Enterprise Cloud customers to deploy virtual machines on Hyper-V 2012, Latisys is following through on its commitment to provide the choice and flexibility necessary to support today's hybrid workflows while also being mindful of the cost pressures customers feel when licensing technology.

Microsoft Hyper-V enables the consolidation of workloads, helping organizations of all sizes improve server utilization and normalize costs. With industry-leading size and scale, Microsoft Hyper-V is a strong platform for today's mission critical enterprise workloads. With licensing costs already bundled in, Microsoft Hyper-V is truly a complementary option for businesses, particularly those with large install bases of Microsoft System Center and Windows Server 2012 products.

Latisys already offers a wide range of VMware ESX virtualized infrastructure solutions. The addition of Microsoft Hyper-V facilitates Latisys' collaborative approach to IT solutions by helping enterprise customers deploy resources quicker, increase VM mobility and availability. Microsoft Hyper-V facilitates business flexibility and the portability needed to virtualize on premise or extend a customers' datacenter out to Latisys' enterprise hosting and cloud platform to leverage the scale, performance and self-service that is rapidly transitioning from "nice-to-have" to "must-have" as the pace of infrastructure outsourcing increases.

According to Christian Teeft, VP of Engineering, Latisys chose the HP CloudSystem Matrix as its core orchestration and automation platform in part because it is hypervisor-agnostic.

"Latisys is committed to providing customers with flexibility -- in the form of options -- for how they deploy virtualization strategies for today's dynamic IT environments," Teeft said. "Unlike cloud orchestration solutions built upon rigid manufacturer platforms, a hypervisor-agnostic approach leveraging Hyper-V gives forward thinking service providers greater flexibility in the types of IT infrastructure service solutions they can offer the enterprise. Nobody likes vendor lock-in."

Future plans call for Latisys to leverage Microsoft orchestration and Hyper-V Replica as part of new hypervisor-agnostic infrastructure solutions such as disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading national provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services, disaster recovery and private cloud solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage of serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density data centers across the United States, Latisys offers a scalable outsourced IT infrastructure platform that provides customers with what they need, when they need it. As a client-centric company -- with state of the art data centers in Ashburn, Virginia, Chicago, Denver and Irvine, California -- Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that seek for a true IT infrastructure partner for whom it isn't "either / or" between colo, cloud, managed hosting and traditional on-premise IT -- but rather "all of the above" delivered in a hybrid fashion. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit or follow us on Twitter at for additional information.

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