d et c.jpgI spoke with a couple of customers about their Big Data projects at CiscoLive 2017, and have the feeling that the majority of them are facing the same problems. Big Data and Analytics is a new workload and application for them and the 2 main issues are:


  • sizing is not as easy as sizing legacy workloads (databases, file sharing, …)
  • the implementation is long and complex


Outscale is introducing a new Big Data PaaS and I met David Chassan from Outscale to discuss these requirements with him.


In a nutshell, what is the new Outscale platform about?

David Chassan (DC): Outscale built a Big Data PaaS solution based on MapR solution and NetApp storage, specially designed for VARs and optimized for the Cloud. It permits to start in less than 5 minutes a complete MapR platform with an hourly-billed MapR license.


What impact will it have on your customers?

DC: It will permit our Partners to increase their revenue by winning more deals, managing more efficiently their project portfolio and having a better trained pool of Big Data experts. Partners can choose between 3 pre-packaged clusters to start with, and scale up and down as required by the customer.


How should it strengthen Outscale’s businesses?

DC: As it will simplify the deployment of NetApp-based Big Data platforms on the Cloud plus proposes an alternative business model, it will bring new successful partners and reinforce our leadership. MapR as a Service solution means more agility for our partners and a new value proposition to the market.


Are there any figures/proof points you’d be able to provide?

DC: First, whether a projects needs a Sandbox or a 15 nodes cluster with 6 TB of NetApp storage, it will be available in less than 5 minutes

Second, 2 Partners and 5 Customers are already working with MapR as a Service.

It sounds good for the future!


Visit Outscale website to get more information.

Christian Lorentz

Christian has held a variety of positions as System Engineer, Consultant, Product Marketing Manager and Product Manager for Digital Equipment, Chipcom, Cisco Systems and Riverbed. Christian joined NetApp in 2015, as Sr Product and Solution Marketing Manager for EMEA , and has over 20 years’ experience in the networking and storage arena.

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