Posts tagged ‘Awards’

Bigstep cited again as one of Netcraft’s most reliable infrastructure providers

This is starting to become a habit. The latest Netcraft figures that look at the most reliable infrastructure providers in the world have been revealed and yet again Bigstep is featured in the top ten.

This takes the Netcraft count for Bigstep to eight times in the past 11 analyses, one of the most consistent records of any company to feature in the Netcraft lists.

We know that the world’s most powerful public computing infrastructure is of little use without the reliability to go with it – here’s how we do it.  Continue Reading

5 months in the Netcraft’s monthly Top 10. How about that?

We’ve recently received good news from Netcraft twice: in August we’ve reached 3rd place in their top 10 and, also, it’s our fifth consecutive month in this prestigious top. Here’s the news with all the details.

As we’ve already said in a previous article about our presence in top 10, we continue to maintain a consistent 100% uptime, an excellent response time and a low number of failed requests. This is quite a record, as Netcraft admits.

In August, we have been placed on the 3rd position due to a 0,007% rate of failed requests and a connection time of 0,070ms.

We are really proud of this recognition. Our hosting infrastructure for big data companies is the differentiator that makes us great. Currently, we are the only IaaS provider in the world that does not use virtualization. And this is how we do it.

How did we get to where we are today? Continue Reading

Netcraft: “Bigstep started being monitored three months ago and has maintained a 100% uptime record thus far”.

That’s right, we have good news again, and it’s for the third time in a row. In April of this year, our first month of being monitored, we were ranked 7th in Netcraft’s prestigious Top 10 of the most reliable hosting companies in the world.

In May, the second surprise arrived: we went straight to the 4th position of the top. Then, today we have received a new notice from Netcraft, announcing us that we are also in June’s Top 10, this time in 6th place.

In their own words: “Bigstep, which focuses on providing infrastructure for big data companies, started being monitored three months ago and has maintained a 100% uptime record thus far”. We feel honored.

Our inclusion in the Top 10 is based on the lowest number of failed requests – 0.017% – and a connection time of 0.072ms.

See this month’s winners here, as well as all the companies that are being monitored by Netcraft. You’ll find there the industry’s leaders. We feel honored again.

Promise we’ll be back :).

What a coincidence: First time monitored by Netcraft, first time in the top 10! :)

Netcraft has just announced its April Top 10 and we’re happy to announce that we hit seventh place, and on our first month of being monitored too :).

Our recognition as one of the most reliable hosting companies is based on the lowest number of failed requests – 0.006% – and speed of connection time of 0.071ms. We’re even more proud to be ranked above some extraordinary companies like Rackspace and GoDaddy, that haven’t reached top 10 this month. For more information about April’s top ranked companies, visit the Netcraft website.


Source: Netcraft

Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of forty leading hosting company websites. The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from separate points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period.

It may be our first time, but in a few months you’re going to get really bored of seeing us in the top 10 all the time. That’s a promise 🙂

Hosting market segmentation – What’s the story? (I)

The hosting market offers us surprises along the way. Its structure is changing as the web changes, but as any market, it does have some consistent characteristics that we observed over the years. We’ve concentrated on an analysis meant to help those interested in understanding this market as well as those who are trying to figure out what’s all about with the Cloud, hosting, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Big Data as service providers.

The overall model is a so called Longtail model (Paretto distribution), as many other markets have. We split it into several categories: Shared, VDS+VPS, Dedicated servers. We overlaid Cloud offerings to find that the Cloud, in its various incarnations, covers many traditional segments.

We’ll also make references to a research made by Freeform Dynamics and sponsored by Microsoft, depicting another segmentation based on workload type and frequency.

At the end, we’ll try to point out different application types to different vendor types. Continue Reading