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The Lab is Growing: Tokyo now Live!

Posted by Jeremy Goodrum

Over the past few weeks, we have quietly been working on some major enhancements to the Proof of Concept site. We have been growing and I am excited to share some of the new features. When we launched this program back in May of 2014, the idea was to build a Test As a Service solution that our customers could leverage in their journey to the cloud. Our team put a lot of effort into trying to create a simple, easy to consume resource to accelerate the testing process.

Today, one of our dreams for this program was realized. We have officially launched our second fully automated region. Now, the site is truly global with the addition of the Tokyo region. We aren’t stopping there. Over the next few weeks we will be adding more regions to bring the testing closer to all of our customers.

The other interesting change has been the strengthening of our partnership with Equinix. I spent a couple of weeks working with their developers on our integration into their fresh, new API services for Cloud Exchange. We have upgraded our Washington DC and new Tokyo site to support this new feature. Now, we are able to fully provision new Amazon or Azure tenancies in under 15mins. So what does that hold for the future… can anyone say fully automated Multi-Cloud? Yes… it is coming… to a region near you.

    New Features:
  • We now have a global presence with a lab in Washington DC and Tokyo for both AWS and Azure
  • We have a new authentication method for Microsoft Azure using Azure Active Directory
  • Fully integrated Equinix Cloud Exchange management into the site
  • We have FULL automation of Azure deployments from to end including Equinix Virtual Circuits

Keep checking in with us to learn more about what we are doing and where the lab is growing next.

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