Computacenter Germany has announced a partnership with BlueData, a provider of Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS). The agreement will enable the IT infrastructure services provider to offer BlueData EPIC software to their enterprise IT customers in the German market.
“Enabling users through the efficient and secure provision of data on-demand means connecting them to meaningful information held in core systems and data center infrastructures, both on or off customers’ premises and in the cloud,” said Dr. Peter Meitz, lead consultant and solution architect for Big Data at Computacenter Germany. “BlueData is a powerful and innovative solution for Big-Data-as-a-Service and hybrid IT, and it will add huge value to our customers in this area.”
BlueData is using Docker containers to streamline the provisioning of Big Data workloads in an on-demand, elastic, and multi-tenant architecture. Using BlueData’s EPIC platform, IT organizations would be able to improve agility and reduce costs for their Big Data infrastructure – with the ability to spin up instant clusters for Hadoop, Spark, and other large-scale distributed frameworks – “while ensuring enterprise-grade performance and security.”
“Enterprises in all geographies are embarking on digital transformation and they see the promise of Big Data analytics, data science, and machine learning technologies,” said Kevin Dunn, BlueData’s director of sales for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “But they need a faster, simpler, easier, and more cost-effective deployment model. BlueData’s solution delivers dramatically faster-time-to-value for these organizations.”
Google Cloud, Azure, AWS
Bluedata recently announced support for GPU acceleration and deep learning tools (e.g. BigDL, TensorFlow), and introduced initial availability for BlueData EPIC on Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud). BlueData is a Big-Data-as-a-Service solution that can be implemented on-premises, in the public cloud, or in hybrid and multi-cloud deployment models.
“Computacenter is widely regarded as the ‘go to’ IT provider for many businesses and government organizations throughout Europe,” added Mr. Dunn. “We’re excited to partner with Computacenter Germany to further extend our global reach as the leading Big-Data-as-Service software platform. Together, we can deliver an end-to-end solution to unlock the business value of Big Data for our joint customers.”