Meet The Executive Crew

Starting over 5 years ago with the simple idea that hosting should be done better, our founders – Scott Stapley and Justin Catello – has lead BigScoots to successfully deliver business changing results to thousands of clients globally.

Success is a term often defined radically differently depending on who you speak with. At BigScoots we define success as being able to work in an ever evolving industry we love, a job that makes getting up in the morning easy (even if you never went to sleep), and meeting new, fantastic and exciting clients every single day. From everyone here at BigScoots, any amount of success we’ve achieved has been solely because of all our clients that continue to support us and our idea that hosting should be done better -- for that we promise to always enjoy what we do and will always pour everything we've got into BigScoots -- Thank you! :)

Scott S. President/CEO

As CEO, President and one of the co-founders, Scott oversees all executive operations. Having held the position for just over five years, BigScoots has grown substantially in that time forcing Scott to adapt and relearn the industry many times over. Scott is responsible for all vendor partnerships, business forecasting, and working directly with customers learning about what BigScoots does well, what might be improved upon, and how to expand products and services to better serve BigScoots customers. When not in Chicago, Scott calls New York City home with his wife and pet cat Jack as well as holds a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Binghamton University.

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Justin C. SVP/LEAD System Engineer

As SVP, Lead Systems Engineer and one of the co-founders, Justin controls the BigScoots helm in day-to-day operations. Educated in network security as well as network and Linux administration, Justin applies his knowledge (and sometimes patience) to handle support and network related tickets from the most basic through to the incredibly complex. In addition to overseeing the support desk, Justin takes lead on all configuration, proactive monitoring and long term maintenance of the BigScoots infrastructure. When not in Chicago, Justin resides in Southern New Jersey with his wife, a new baby boy, and his pet dog.

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Pure SSD vs. SSD Accelerated

Pure SSD Storage

Services with Pure SSD Storage can deliver extremely high random as well as sequential reads and writes offering ultra-high disk performance. This means that whether you are running a basic Wordpress website, a high stress database or application, enjoy a very large number of concurrent visitors on a regular basis, or anything in between, big or small, a Pure SSD service will increase its performance.

Our Pure SSD servers have at least 128GB RAM and 32 CPU cores utilizing only the latest enterprise grade, highly redundant equipment. The SSD drives themselves yield upwards of 150,000 IOPS each and are configured in a redundant hardware RAID10 cached environment. With the much higher hardware cost, you sacrifice capacity for performance.

SSD Accelerated Storage

Services with SSD Accelerated Storage provide far higher than average disk performance with the added benefit of maintaining the disk capacity of traditional drives. Standard workloads such as small traffic websites, production webservers or mid-traffic database driven sites that require higher storage than our Pure SSD solutions offer are ideal candidates.

Our SSD Accelerated services are built using the latest LSI CacheCade technology[!]. CacheCade works by having a SSD array, otherwise known as flash cache in front of the primary disk array thereby accelerating all incoming reads and writes. It dynamically keeps the hottest (most accessed) data stored on the SSD array so you can be sure that your most critical parts of your website or application are always moving at near-SSD speeds. While significantly faster than non-SSD accelerated hosting environments, there is still a performance decrease from our Pure SSD solutions – you are sacrificing performance for added storage.

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