Not all data is created equal. Each company's data strategy needs to be laid out with consideration and thought as to what the future demands of the system might be. Although HadoopTM has its roots firmly planted in the JBOD and bare metal camps, users are increasingly trying to find ways to split up data processing based on workload requirements and on the nature of the type of query they are running.
Dedicated hardware is one of the pillars of the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud, which blends dedicated servers with public cloud and private cloud to create the best fit for each customer’s specific IT needs. Many of our customers come to us from a one-size-fits-all public cloud, and they tell us that the hybrid cloud approach has improved the performance, reliability and overall cost of their infrastructure.
We’ve been hearing a lot lately from customers who are frustrated by the limitations of one-size-fits all clouds, whether they’re based on public cloud or private cloud or bare metal servers. These customers want each of their workloads to run where it runs best and most cost-effectively. And that’s what we at Rackspace work to deliver to them, through our hybrid cloud.