Moving to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) should be a step up, and not a step down, particularly for big data workloads. Achieving your goals means paying attention to some important criteria. First, there’s the real elasticity of the IaaS solution. Then, you need to consider perfect provisioning for the exact resource amounts, that is, the unbundled RAM, CPU, and storage needed for a specific workload. How do you store that data securely? And, then you must consider data centers and data protection jurisdictions.
In short, you need to have a transparent working relationship with your provider, so the fewer restrictions, the better. But, how do you find the right partner and what are the questions you should be asking?
For a detailed discussion that answers these questions, join GigaOM Pro and our sponsor CloudSigma for “How to make big data work in the cloud – and protect it without going broke,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8 a.m. PT.
Key points we’ll be discussing
- Key criteria when choosing an IaaS provider
- Service vs. architecture
- Data vs. big data
- How much customer control equals “full control”
- Trends: control, experience, and understanding
Who should attend
- Data managers/developers
- IT decision makers
- Business strategists and decision makers
- Cloud platform providers
- Service provider executives
- Enterprise software and technology vendor