Big data gets super-fast with Ubuntu on Bigstep Metal Cloud



on 14 September 2016


  • Bigstep gains Ubuntu Public Cloud certification
  • Ubuntu Server images are optimized for performance, security, dependability on Bigstep Metal Cloud, with enterprise security updates
  • Ubuntu Advantage support available through the Bigstep console

CHICAGO, U.S and LONDON, U.K. Sept 14 – Bigstep, the big data cloud provider, and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the leading platform and operating system for container, cloud, and scale-out computing, today announced their partnership to provide certified images and support of Ubuntu on Bigstep Metal Cloud.

Bigstep will now offer certified Ubuntu Server images optimized for performance, security, and dependability under Canonical’s Certified Public Cloud programme, and will facilitate single-point support on Bigstep Metal Cloud. Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage enterprise support for Ubuntu will be available soon through the Bigstep console.

Ubuntu brings economic and technical scalability to the cloud. Whether the aim is to deploy a complex big data architecture or just a single Hadoop cluster, Ubuntu on Bigstep Metal Cloud delivers the best value scale-out performance in an enterprise Linux platform.

“The world of Big Data is a perfect example of ‘Big Software’ — modern applications made up of many interdependent and fast-moving services in a single, complex architecture”, said Udi Nachmany, head of Canonical’s public cloud programme. “The highly efficient provisioning that Bigstep offer on exceptional physical infrastructure, coupled with the optimal OS user experience of official Ubuntu images and Canonical professional support, promise to be a truly compelling combination for people wanting fast access to very fast infrastructure at scale.”

“Offering certified images of Ubuntu on Bigstep Metal Cloud is a crucial step in our journey toward transforming the economics of big data. Canonical shares our vision of providing innovators with state-of-the-art, yet affordable technology they require to thrive,” said Bigstep’s Founder and CEO Lucas Roh. “Through this partnership, our customers now benefit from a tailor-made development platform and a single point of contact for Ubuntu Server on Bigstep Metal Cloud.”

The certified Ubuntu images provided by Canonical are tailored for the high-performance, bare-metal cloud and for the big data applications tightly integrated by Bigstep, retaining the guarantee of compatibility with Ubuntu kernel and security updates over the life of the platform. This partnership brings the agility of cloud, with end-to-end automation and seamless software orchestration, to the high-performance hardware essential for effective big data architectures.

About Bigstep

Bigstep’s full-stack big data cloud makes it easy for any organization to create, launch and scale powerful, secure and cost-effective big data solutions in minutes. Bigstep serves a global customer base from multiple data centers in Europe and the U.S. and has dual headquarters in London and Chicago. For more information, please visit

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