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What is a Metal Cloud?

If you’ve been shopping around for cloud services, especially for big data storage and analytics, you’ve likely stumbled across the term ‘metal cloud’ or ‘bare metal cloud’. The bare metal cloud is a public cloud service offering that allows an organization to rent dedicated servers and hardware resources from a remote cloud service provider. Bare metal allows the business to customize their cloud environment to meet their specific needs. It gives the customer the ability to work with, troubleshoot, and experiment with applications (such as big data) without having to bump up against the multi-tenancy issues that sometimes plague cloud services. In addition to big data operations, bare metal cloud environments are ideal for all workloads that require heavy transactions or are not tolerant of the latency that can come with other public cloud environments. Since it is highly customizable, the bare metal cloud is also immensely flexible. Continue Reading

3 Real-Live Big Data Success Stories That Prove You Can Make It Happen

Have you been sitting on the sidelines, waiting to see whether others achieved that promised success with big data, or instead fell flat on their faces? Still not sure exactly how big data could be put to good use in your organization? We have assembled three real life scenarios, all drastically different from one another, to show you what big data is actually accomplishing. Here are three use cases where big data is proving its ability to generate considerable ROI. Continue Reading

What Do People Use the Cloud for?

Perhaps more than any other modern technology, the cloud is most misunderstood. What is it? Where is it? What is it for? The cloud is just a term to describe a remote (usually virtualized) place to store and process data and run applications. You can, of course, find many various descriptions of the cloud, but if you boil them all down to the essence, that’s what it is. A cloud service provider offers these storage and processing capabilities via a service contract. Here are the most common business uses for the cloud. Continue Reading

How Can You Be Sure Your Information is Secure in the Cloud?

Have you read all of the warnings about cloud computing? If so, you likely have some concerns about how safe cloud storage really is. Fortunately, there are ways to choose a provider and use their services that is safe, and allows you to take advantage of the power of the cloud without assuming all those risks. Here is your guide to making sure your data is safe and secure resting in your cloud provider’s hands. Continue Reading