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Sep 27, 2013

Webinar recap: The nuts and bolts of bare-metal clouds

Ansley Kilgore

nuts and bolts of bare-metal cloudsBare-metal cloud is emerging as the next evolution of cloud computing. More workloads and use cases are demanding high performance processing power, and in many cases these requirements are best served by dedicated, physical infrastructure. Bare-metal cloud offers a cost-effective way to get full server performance with no virtualization penalty.

Recently, Internap and GigaOM Research discussed the nuts and bolts of bare-metal clouds (watch the webinar here). As enterprises continue to embrace the cloud, bare metal is quickly becoming an economical way to meet high performance demands, making it an essential piece in the future of cloud solutions.

Price for performance – The bare-metal cloud usage-based pricing model and automation capabilities offer upfront and long-term savings, but with substantial performance gains when compared to traditional public clouds. For workloads or databases with a low tolerance for noisy neighbors and the oversubscription found in multi-tenant environments, the bare-metal alternative gives you the full compute and processing power of a dedicated server. The bare-metal cloud is natural choice for performance-sensitive use cases such as big data and media encoding.

Hybridization – For organizations just starting out, the ability to use bare-metal cloud together with virtualized resources is a key driver. This approach lets you get the most from your existing infrastructure while seamlessly adding new performance capabilities. Connecting your cloud environment with other services such as colocation offers a higher degree of control and flexibility that physical infrastructure alone cannot provide. Hybridization also allows you to use the cloud for bursting needs, which is a model used by many Internap customers.

Innovation – Moving forward, IT departments will need the scalability, storage and security advantages of bare-metal cloud in order to meet requirements from the lines of business. As more cloud providers start offering bare metal capabilities to meet this demand, customers should expect further innovations around automation and flexibility. Within the next few years, bare metal will become mainstream and concerns about data control and compliance will no longer justify buying your own hardware. Many companies have already incorporated bare metal into their cloud strategy.

As more enterprises move workloads into the cloud, bare metal should be considered part of a successful IT Infrastructure strategy. Is your current cloud service meeting your requirements from a performance, security and cost standpoint?

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May 9, 2013

Upcoming webcast: learn the advantages of cloud & colocation hybridization

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learn advantages of cloud & colocation hybridizationPlease join us on June 5th, 2013 at 1 p.m. EST for our next webcast, Hybridization: Shattering Silos Between Cloud and Colocation. We’ll discuss how hybridization of cloud and colocation can result in improved visibility and flexibility for your infrastructure, and present use cases in which colocation and cloud efficiently work together.

Traditional colocation typically lacks the transparency, automation and flexibility inherent in cloud services – making it difficult to gain a holistic view of the environment or to easily address certain use cases (such as scale-out Web applications or “bursty” and unpredictable workloads).

To solve these challenges, colocated enterprises should now consider an “all-cloud” strategy, right? Not quite. Cloud solutions are not appropriate for every application or workload type, especially if latency, security or uptime is of utmost concern.

So, is it possible to have the best of both worlds – the control and reliability offered by colocation and the visibility and flexibility of cloud? Join us for this complimentary webcast in which we’ll explore how you can leverage cloud and colocation hybridization for your IT infrastructure.

Attend this complimentary webcast to learn:

  • Advantages of colocation and cloud solutions
  • How hybridization of cloud and colocation can result in improved visibility and flexibility for your IT infrastructure
  • Real-world use cases in which colocation and cloud efficiently work together

Learn more and register for the webcast.

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