New infrastructure reduces overheads and costs in delivering data securely and on demand
“Many people still don’t completely understand how big data works. Previously, running queries against large databases would take hours depending on the volume of data being interrogated and the client’s location,” explained Mark Lewis, EVP, Communications & Connectivity at Interoute. “Deploying analytics software on Interoute’s global network of interconnected Virtual Data Centres changes all of that and means big data insights can be extracted in minutes and used to inform everyday business decision making.”
To provide businesses with immediate insights and information, the partnership will enable iFusion to spin-up compute and storage on-demand to enable quicker database queries closer to the original data source. Big data will be processed at the edge of Interoute’s network before being securely collected, verified and sent to a central system for archiving. The central iFusion analytics system will provide an umbrella view of all the regional inputs so big data analytics is still performed for the overall organisation.
“The reach of Interoute’s private cloud capability will allow us to deliver unprecedented access to our disruptive, highly scalable analytics platform,” concluded Charlie McAlister, VP sales and business development at iFusion Analytics. “Our customers will be able to truly ‘act local and think global’ by quickly acting on data insights pertinent to the various levels of their organisation.”
All data will be transferred using Interoute’s low-latency, private network to protect the security and sovereignty of information. If local regulations prohibit personal data from crossing national boundaries then iFusion’s local collector will anonymise the required data so that it can be rolled up safely and securely. Interoute will also enable iFusion to run its infrastructure with a smaller team. Using Interoute’s Object Storage and connectors, big data applications can be cut down to a smaller size and pre-loaded as bespoke templates onto VDCs so that different types of analytics can be performed at local sites.
About iFusion Analytics
iFusion Analytics provides highly scalable Integrated Big Data as a Service capability aimed at specific business problems. The “Templated” approach delivers a complete stack from the solution to a business problem through the Big Data Software componentry down to the deployment architecture and delivers capability as a service to our customers in conjunction with our partners. We have a presence in UK, US, Europe and India with global reach via our partners and alliances.
Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe’s largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 15 data centres, 17 virtual data centres and 33 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities. Interoute’s Unified ICT strategy provides solutions for enterprises seeking connectivity and a scalable, secure advanced platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout Europe and USA, Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe’s major business centres. www.interoute.com
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