Internap, a global provider of Infrastructure-as-a Service (IaaS) hosting solutions, has announced that its bare-metal public cloud hosting services are now available from its London and Hong Kong data centers. Internap’s expanded bare-metal cloud footprint would address growing demand for cloud services that can meet the high-performance requirements of globally distributed, real-time, data-intensive applications.
As more organizations run analytics and other ‘fast data’ applications in the cloud, performance issues can arise due to numerous tenants and tasks competing for shared resources. In a recent Internap survey of nearly 250 infrastructure decision makers, 59 percent of those hosting big data applications in the cloud cited performance challenges.
Bare-metal public cloud can replace or complement traditional virtualized cloud environments to better meet the needs of performance-centric workloads. Internap’s bare-metal public cloud offering is aimed at applications and workloads for big data analytics, mobile and digital advertising, and online gaming. The companies expanded bare-metal cloud footprint includes existing locations in Amsterdam, Singapore, Dallas, New York Metro and Santa Clara, California.
“Organizations deploying real-time, data-intensive applications are increasingly seeking cloud services that provide flawless performance, reliability and cost efficiency across globally distributed environments,” said Christian Primeau, senior vice president and general manager of cloud and hosting at Internap. “Our bare-metal cloud uniquely addresses these demands, and the addition of our London and Hong Kong locations delivers broader reach in key end user markets.”
Internap’s bare-metal cloud is underpinned by its global Performance IP connectivity with patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO) technology. By continually analyzing Internet performance characteristics – including jitter, latency and packet loss – MIRO would dynamically route customer traffic over the best available path more than 99 percent of the time.