Envision Technology Advisors has announced the expansion of their award-winning InFlight Cloud Platform to Chicago.
Recognized with a “Better Way Award” for Cloud Innovation at Dell World 2014, Envision’s InFlight was originally launched in 2014 through a partnership with Prov.net, a SSAE 16 / SOC 2 datacenter in Providence, Rhode Island. The platform’s expansion to also include a Chicago facility will support customers who need out-of-market replication or cloud services.
“InFlight’s new datacenter in Chicago gives our customers more options,” says Jeff Wilhelm, Envision’s CTO. “This site can be used as a primary site, a secondary site, real-time replication target, and more – and because InFlight Chicago is enabled with VMware’s extensible networking technology - NSX, customers can maintain workloads in both their local and InFlight environment and potentially move between the sites in real-time.”
Some additional benefits of InFlight Chicago are:
- Support for both Zerto and Veeam disaster recovery solutions
- The ability to do hybrid cloud solutions (a physical location with virtual resources provided by InFlight)
- This location meets the needs of New England clients with regulatory requirements for secondary / hot sites that are more than 500 miles away from their primary site
- The site is built upon next generation architecture, with hybrid-flash storage, network virtualization using NSX, vCloud Air integrations, and more
The datacenter facility where InFlight Chicago resides includes fully redundant 2N power and dynamic in-row cooling infrastructure. It is SSAE 16, PCI, Open-IX, and HIPAA certified and is carrier neutral with N + 1 redundancy.
“We are very excited for InFlight’s expansion,” commented Todd Knapp, Envision’s founder and CEO. “Envision is committed to providing geographically diverse options for our cloud customers with easy edge-of-network connection to 3rd party providers. The Chicago facility cements our position as a versatile and forward-thinking provider of cloud technologies.”