Hadoop Hosting & Big Data Infrastructure
Layer4 provides a purpose-built infrastructure for Big Data and Hadoop applications. Other cloud providers built their data centers on the cheapest generic hardware that they could find. We’ve worked to design and provide you bare metal server configurations optimized for your big data needs.

What do we provide?

Performance
True dedicated, bare-metal hosts. No virtual servers connected to a SAN. Only hardware and networking selected and configured for speed and reliability.
Predictable CAPEX and OPEX
Dedicated hardware is the most cost-effective for long-term workloads. No hidden or surprise charges at the end of the month, our pricing are transparent and predictable.
Elasticity and agility
We scale your infrastructure on demand. Need more servers? More GPU/RAM...? Just call to let us know what you want. We’ll expand our racks with the new hardware and update the existing servers to take advantage of the new capacity.
Express delivery
You can get a full production infrastructure up and running in max 1 week, 3 weeks if you have custom needs. Our clusters can be delivered very quickly and are ideal for short term projects.
Security and compliance
Your infrastructure, your hardware. Isolated. Layer4 assures that its data environments meet the security standards of the most demanding organizations. With on-site surveillance teams, restricted access by security badge, video surveillance, and fire detection/suppression systems.
No lock-in
Tailor your reference architecture to your requirements and then our engineers will build your clusters, working alongside your team.
24×7
Monitoring all the way down to each individual disk.
Highly available
Systematic double power supply, UPS, redundant networks with multiple failovers...
100% french
Our datacenters are in France, ensuring your data is protected by French law against intrusive provisions from USA’s Patriot act.
General Purpose Basic

General purpose instance that can be used for many applications. Use cases: edge node, gateway… Ideal for Apache Zeppelin, Jupyter, Apache Ambari Apache Knox…


1 x Intel® Xeon® CPU E3

8 cores

16 or 32 GB Memory

1 x 1 Gb Ethernet

2 x 1 To HDD

Starting from 100€/month


General Purpose Plus

General purpose instance that can be used for many applications. Use cases: edge node, gateway… Ideal for Apache Zeppelin, Jupyter, Apache Ambari Apache Knox…


1 x Intel® Xeon® CPU E3

8 cores

32 or 64 GB Memory

1 x 1 or 10 Gb Ethernet

2 x 1 To HDD

Starting from 150€/month


BigData

Hadoop & Spark instances, workhorses of your data processing pipelines. Configurations that feature the ideal ratios of processing power, RAM, and storage.


2 x Intel® Xeon® CPU E5

40 cores

128 or 256 GB Memory

2 x 10 Gb Ethernet

12 x 2 or 4 To HDD

nVidia Quattro (in option)

Starting from 300€/month


IOPS

Built for databases and other IO intensive process. Ideal for SQL databases (Postgres, MySQL…), search engines (Elasticsearch…), document database (MongoDB…)


2 x Intel® Xeon® CPU E5

40 cores

128 or 256 GB Memory

2 x 10 Gb Ethernet

2 x 1 or 2 To + up to 6 SSD, from 120GB to 800 GB NVMe

Starting from 600€/month



 Frequently Asked Questions

When you’re dealing with data on a massive scale, even small friction points can slow you down a lot—or end up blocking you entirely. Bare metal servers provides the performance you need for your high-powered workloads. Our operations team is working for you around the clock to ensure your data environment is ready and optimized to get your jobs done quickly.

Infrastructure-as-a-service providers like Amazon EMR and Microsoft Azure HD leave you to run everything yourself, with a lot of headaches and unplanned surprise costs. Layer4 users are billed a flat monthly subscription based on your architecture, meaning there are no surprises at the end of the month.

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