Today’s SMBs and large enterprises need an easy and secure way to transfer on-premise workloads to cloud-hosted VMs. Moving complex local network or security setups to the cloud can be a daunting task, causing delays and missed opportunities, thus, delaying taking advantage of the undisputed financial and technological benefits of the cloud. Coupled with potential regulatory constraints on data residency (such as GDPR), or the effective deployment of a bullet-proof, yet, ROI-attractive alternative for disaster recovery, many public clouds fail to adequately address all these increasingly sought-after key ingredients for a successful cloud migration strategy.
interworks.cloud Azure Pack offerings not only surpass all of the above requirements, they do so in the most cost-effective way. Flexible VM cloud hosting plans and self-service management, built on the robustness of the latest Windows Server and System Center, allowing IT administrators to harness the power–as well as simplicity and ease of use–of Microsoft Azure, for a true Azure-consistent experience, in delivering all the IaaS, PaaS, Web Sites or application services they need. Adding or removing computing resources at a moment’s notice adds peace of mind that IT costs are always optimized for best utilization, without sacrificing future scaling
- A true, Microsoft Azure-consistent self-service management experience!
The interworks.cloud Azure Pack Management Portal provides tenants with a rich, self-service user experience for provisioning and managing resources. This management portal, which is consistent with the initial Windows Azure portal, offers tenants self-service provisioning and management capabilities. Multiple authentication technologies used include Active Directory Federation Services and Windows authentication.
- Your Company and interworks.cloud: a win-win scenario
interworks.cloud Azure Pack enables enterprises to address a number of key requirements and embrace the service provider model for delivering servers and services to their departments. With interworks.cloud Azure Pack, companies can quickly and easily build, manage or upgrade their entire infrastructure without the need for capital investments to replace old hardware, always remaining on top of their IT budgets with predictable, flat-fee monthly costs with no hidden surprises.
- Unrivaled Performance
The latest Windows Server Software Defined Storage features on which the entire interworks.cloud next-gen data center relies on, consistently provide low latency storage access and multi-million IOPS covering even the most demanding circumstances.
- Security and Compliance
Azure Pack Cloud IaaS solutions reside on interworks.cloud’s ISO 27001:2013 certified data center and are built on the latest Windows Server software-defined data center components. These are based on the very same core component technologies found in Microsoft Azure. With N+1 redundancy throughout our entire infrastructure, all single points of failure have been eliminated in the overhaul of our data center. If a component fails, another one takes its place immediately. This means that you’ll never again lose any sleep (or money!) because of faulty hardware.
- Managed, highly available infrastructure
interworks.cloud takes care of hardware virtualization and management. If there is a hardware incident, our latest DELL hardware is covered by world-renowned 24/7 DELL support.
- Powered by enterprise-grade Dell hardware
interworks.cloud has strategically partnered with DELL to ensure that every piece of equipment has been validated and is fully compatible with Windows Server technologies. The entire infrastructure fabric, from servers to switches, is configured to perform in enterprise and large-scale environments and covered by DELL 24/7 industry-leading support for mission-critical components ensuring extreme redundancy. Our recently (Mar 2018) and completely overhauled data center has been built with N+1 redundancy on all components, effectively eliminating all single-points of failure. Backed by a network fabric of 100 Gbps and a storage fabric of 80 Gbps, we make sure that you always get lightning-fast performance from our 14th generation DELL servers running E5 Intel Xeon processors, accessing NVMe performance storage with sub-millisecond latencies, across all nodes.
What is included
- Virtual Machine Clouds
The Virtual Machines service enables your company administrators to self-provision scalable Windows Server and Linux virtual machines from a gallery of predefined images. Virtual Machine Roles facilitate the creation of dynamically-scalable tiers of virtual machines for load-balancing and resilience. Tenants can also connect to the virtual machine console from their portal for simplified management and quick access. Soon, they will also be able to manage their Microsoft Azure VMs, straight from the very same Azure Pack management portal.
- Virtual Networks
Software Defined Networking enables simple migration from a tenant’s existing network configurations and IP architectures and further enables the tenant to create as many network configurations as required.
- Site-to-Site VPNs
With VPN Connections available as an addon and based on Windows Server’s 2016 Software Defined Networking technologies, you can connect your Azure Pack Cloud infrastructure to as many remote locations or VLANs as you wish. This gives you ultimate flexibility in building your own, entirely custom-configured hybrid network architecture across the globe, no matter how peculiar your network topology and architecture is.
With Software Defined Networking–a native technology embedded in Windows Azure Pack–not only can you easily connect all your remote locations together in creating a true hybrid cloud/on-premises network, you can also fine-tune as many firewalls required to enforce the most stringent security policies required by your organizational needs. Ultimate security with ultimate ease!
- Disaster Recovery
With interworks.cloud’s new Azure Pack Cloud IaaS, you can set up Azure Site Recovery on Microsoft Azure for all your mission-critical VMs or servers in need of extra coverage by a Disaster Recovery plan: simply enable the replication of applications between your Azure Pack cloud VMs or servers and Microsoft Azure data centers. interworks.cloud offers a fully-integrated solution so that you can lower your on-premise infrastructure costs by using Microsoft Azure as a secondary site for the ultimate business continuity coverage, in the unlikely event of an outage in your Azure Pack production cloud infrastructure. In addition, interworks.cloud’s optional “Unbreakable Cloud Guarantee” picks up all of Microsoft Azure’s compute uptime costs; you only pay for the storage space needed and a marginal monthly maintenance fee, considerably reducing the expenditure needed to invest in or operate a solid DR solution.
interworks.cloud Azure Pack Cloud VM sizing chart
With interworks.cloud Azure Pack Cloud, you work with Azure consistent technologies without any effort–engineered, tested, delivered, serviced and supported by interworks.cloud. It reduces complexity and helps you accelerate your cloud adoption with confidence. This frees up your resources to focus on adding value to the business, while interworks.cloud reduces risk by managing the components’ lifecycle of the entire cloud platform. When purchasing an Azure Pack Cloud hosting plan, you can create as many VMs as your hosting plan total resources pool allows from the following predefined VM sizes.
|A1 v2 (1 vCore, 2 GB RAM)||A2 v2 (2 vCores, 4 GB RAM)||A2m v2 (2 vCores, 16 GB RAM)|
|A3 (4 vCores, 4 GB RAM)||A3r (4 vCores, 6 GB RAM)||A4 v2 (4 vCores, 8 GB RAM)|
|A4m v2 (4 vCores, 32 GB RAM)||A5 (2 vCores, 12 GB RAM)||A6 (4 vCores, 28 GB RAM)|
|A6 v2 (6 vCores, 12 GB RAM)||A6m v2 (6 vCores, 64 GB RAM)||A7 (8 vCores, 48 GB RAM)|
|A8 v2 (8 vCores, 16 GB RAM)||A8m v2 (8 vCores, 64 GB RAM)||D16s v3 (16 vCores, 64 GB RAM)|
|D2s v3 (2 vCores, 8 GB RAM)||D3 v2 (4 vCores, 12 GB RAM)||D4s v3 (4 vCores, 16 GB RAM)|
|D8s v3 (8 vCores, 32 GB RAM)||E16-8s v3 (8 vCores, 128 GB RAM)||F15 (12 vCores, 32 GB RAM)|
|F16 (16 vCores, 32 GB RAM)|
interworks.cloud Azure Pack Cloud VM sizing chart
Extra storage can be added as a whole to your hosting plans and allocated on any VM, as needed. All VMs can be provisioned with following OS configurations:
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
- Windows Server 2012 Standard
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
- Windows Server 2016 Standard
- CentOS 6.5 (Gen 1) – ASR Compatible
- cPanel on Centos 7 (Gen 1) – ASR Compatible
- cPanel on Centos 7 (Gen 2)
- CentOS 7.4 (Gen 1) – ASR Compatible
- CentOS 7.4 (Gen 2)
- Oracle Linux 6.5 (Gen 1) – ASR Compatible
- Oracle Linux 6.5 (Gen 2)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Gen 1) – ASR Compatible
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Gen 2)
- SUSE Linux (Gen 1) – ASR Compatible
- SUSE Linux (Gen 2)
- Ubuntu (Gen 1) – ASR Compatible
- Ubuntu (Gen 2)
- Debian (Gen 1) – ASR Compatible
- Debian (Gen 2)
More OS templates are available upon request.
- Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Replicate your very own network implementation to the cloud and satisfy your most complex or special firewalling requirements with extreme ease.
- VM Roles
Instantly scale out/up your cloud infrastructure to meet increased computing needs. Load-balance your VMs and Services in a snap.
- One click Failover
Transition from production site to failover site and back with a simple click.
- Local residence of data
Our EU-based data center provides your workloads with a comprehensive level of privacy and data protection that meets the industry’s most stringent regulatory requirements.
- Predefined, low monthly costs
Easy calculation of your IT operating expenses, with no hidden fees, without any surprises using our new Cost Calculator.
- Unparalleled Performance
Each VM is provisioned with a minimum of 5,000 IOPS and can be upgraded up to 100,000 IOPS.
interworks.cloud offers a full hybrid solution that allows you to develop and deploy apps in private and public environments for full flexibility and control. Furthermore, with the available VPN Connections addon, you can connect your dedicated cloud infra to as many on-premise installations/LANs as you have, safely and securely.
- Migrate with ease
Currently hosting your infrastructure on-premise? We make it easy to migrate to our data centers by providing you with everything needed to get your private cloud up and running in no time.
- Fully managed services
Many people think of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) when they hear “cloud hosting.” Typically, this means unmanaged VMs or VPS hosting. Our cloud hosting solution provides you with the option to have any VM as fully managed by us. You don’t have to worry about managing the O/S, security patches, backups or service updates.