Internap Implements Bare-Metal Cloud Servers in London, Hong Kong Data Centers

By CIOReview | Friday, July 4, 2014
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FREMONT, CA: Internap, a provider of virtual and bare-metal cloud, hosting and colocation services, implements its bare-metal public cloud servers in data centers based in London and Hong Kong to cater for resource intensive services such as Big Data analytics, reports Yevgeniy Sverdlik from DATA CENTER KNOWLEDGE.

Bare-metal cloud servers are those servers that can complement or replace virtualized cloud services. Unlike, virtualization that adds up to the processing overhead, these servers are light on the processing requirements and hence can deliver the results in faster time. This feature is critical in areas where real-time data analytics is essential.

Virtual machines environment can result in slow process execution as each machine tries to get the processing time. Bare-metal cloud server instances can be provisioned and terminated through an Application Programming Interface (API) or a web-based portal.  So the need for hypervisors is obviated. Key to these servers demand is its ability to support larger workloads compared to several similar-sized virtual machines.

Bare-metal cloud service is essentially a set of dedicated servers that comes with the flexibility of a public cloud service. AgileCloud, Internap’s bare-metal cloud offering comes with the company’s patented technology for internet performance analysis and routing of data over the best available path.

“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.”