By Instaclustr Monday 10th April 2017

Instaclustr Free Trials Now Available on Google Compute Platform

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Instaclustr is pleased to announce that, thanks to some help from our friends at Google, we’re now able to make free trials of Instaclustr’s Managed Cassandra, Spark and Zeppelin service available on GCP.

From today on, any customers signing up for Instaclustr are automatically eligible for a 14 Day Free Trial of Instaclustr’s service running on up to three n1-standard-1 nodes. Just sign-up, choose “Create Cluster …”, select Google Compute Platform and hit go. You’ll have a best practiced Cassandra cluster up and running on GCP in less than 15 minutes. If you need a larger cluster (for example, for benchmarking) or a longer trial then just contact sales@instaclustr.com and we’ll be happy to come up with an arrangement to meet your needs.

In addition, Instaclustr’s GCP offering has officially moved from beta status to full general availability with standard SLA coverage.

Instaclustr’s availability on the Google Cloud Platform means that customers wanting to take advantage of the unique and compelling features of that platform now also have the option of using a proven, robust and secure Apache Cassandra Managed Service. By having Instaclustr take care of managing their Cassandra and Spark clusters, GCP users can:

  • Automatically provision new Cassandra and Spark clusters of any size in minutes and use automated processes to scale these clusters through adding nodes and data centres;
  • Be assured they are using well-tested and optimised Cassandra configuration for the GCP environment;
  • Have access to the monitoring tools that they need, as application owners, to understand the performance of their Cassandra and Spark environments; and
  • Most importantly, have their cluster looked after by Instaclustr’s world-class 24×7 technical operations team (including regular maintenance tasks such as backups and repairs, responding to monitoring alerts and answering your queries).

If you have any questions about Instaclustr’s service or support for Google Compute Platform then please email info@instaclustr.com.

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