A new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has launched in the UK that uses bare metal power to bring supercomputing speeds to the commercial sector and provide a high-performance environment for big data applications.
Bigstep combines bare metal performance with the flexibility of the cloud to create what is thought to be the world’s most powerful public computing infrastructure. It allows organisations to process big data faster and more effectively than any other means and offers fully self-service bare metal allocation by the hour.
“Big data demands high powered computing and not using a hypervisor means Bigstep can provide 20-100 per cent more performance per resources than any virtual cloud,” said Ioana Hreninciuc, Commercial Director, Bigstep. “We believe we are the most powerful public computing infrastructure in the world and the perfect cloud for any organisation that is serious about crunching its big data in real-time and utilising it to make informed and impactful business decisions.”
Should any organisation want the additional security that comes with a private cloud, the lack of hypervisor means Bigstep is able to provide Cloud-in-Cloud capability, the opportunity to build private clouds on top of Bigstep infrastructure, using any hypervisor in the market.
Bigstep hardware is physically isolated with no shared resources, meaning the risk of outside interference is greatly minimised. Users can also meet different countries’ data privacy requirements by choosing exactly where their data is hosted.
“Without the computing power to process it quickly and efficiently, the value of big data is severely compromised,” said Ioana Hreninciuc. “But we also know that organisations might only need such processing power for a short time, so why should they pay for more than that? Cloud flexibility on a bare metal infrastructure is a compelling proposition and provides a high-performance, secure and robust environment for big data applications.”