In this video, V3 sits down with Ioana Hreninciuc, commercial director at Bigstep, to hear about how the firm is targeting the big data market with infrastructure as a service.
Bigstep's offering is based on bare metal infrastructure and a pay as you go model, so firms can run their high-level data crunching on a per-hour basis. The service runs off HP servers and has no hypervisor, which according to Bigstep can waste up to 40 per cent of server performance.
Bigstep runs on a single-tenant architecture, so firms get their own dedicated hardware hosted off-site in Bigstep's Reading data centre.
The firm is aiming at big data customers, along with those in the gaming and mobile app developer sectors, which need to run intensive workloads on a flexible basis.
Bigstep first launched back in 1999 as an e-commerce hosting company. In 2004 it was acquired by Affinity Internet, which in turn was acquired by Hostway, which has 600,000 customers and a presence in 11 countries.
Bigstep has relaunched this year as a Hostway spin-off, with offices in London and Bucharest and a data centre in Reading.
This video was produced in association with Bigstep.
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