December 06, 2004
3PAR announced that, in partnering with Oracle as a Certified Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, it has established significant gains in database performance, storage utilization and management by deploying Oracle Database 10g with Automatic Storage Management in conjunction with 3PAR InServ Storage Servers and 3PAR Thin Provisioning. With this combination, 3PAR has demonstrated benefits that include major simplification and automation of database and storage management, high database performance through massive parallelism and load balancing, and massively improved storage utilization. By significantly improving storage utilization and operational efficiency, the 3PAR Utility Storage solution integrated with Oracle Database 10g addresses two of the most costly pain points for customers deploying databases in today's traditional infrastructures.
The powerful and successfully tested combination of Oracle and 3PAR Thin Provisioning allows customers to rapidly provision storage in a one-time step to meet long-term database growth needs--therefore eliminating the planning, management overhead and downtime traditionally associated with adding capacity to applications. Also, with 3PAR Thin Provisioning, physical storage is only allocated as data is actually written. Enterprise studies show that users typically purchase 4x the capacity physically utilized by their applications, resulting in significant waste and unnecessary cost.
3PAR's "set-it-and-forget-it" storage provisioning reduces capacity purchases, simplifies management and improves availability. Performance is rapid and assured because data is spread finely and evenly over all InServ Storage Server resources. To assist customers with deployment of the Oracle and 3PAR solution, best practices, test results and benefits are documented in a joint Oracle and 3PAR white paper available at www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/asm/pdf/oracle_3par_wp_fina l.pdf.
"Increasing complexity threatens to cripple data center operations. If companies are to be competitive, they must turn to solutions that scale rapidly and adjust to the day-to-day demands of the business while optimizing IT resources efficiently and cost-effectively," said Stephanie Balaouras of The Yankee Group. "The Oracle Database 10g and 3PAR Utility Storage solution is just what these companies need to significantly simplify the database and storage environment and enable true utility computing in the data center."
"Oracle Database 10g with Automatic Storage Management greatly simplifies the task of deploying databases that are scalable and high performing," said Angelo Pruscino, vice president and architect at Oracle Corp. "Oracle's Automatic Storage Management technology and 3PAR Utility Storage with Thin Provisioning enable rapid and easy deployment of fast databases with high storage utilization. Together, it's an exceptional combination for utility computing datacenters."
3PAR Utility Storage is a simple, efficient and scalable storage platform for utility computing. Now Oracle customers can start with small and affordable storage deployments, provision service levels once and scale within a single system to meet the most demanding projects in the utility data centerincluding storage consolidation and performance-intensive applications. Customers pay only for what they actually use, not for what they allocate or provision to applications.
"Our work with Oracle demonstrates once again the many customer benefits that can be realized with 3PAR Utility Storage," said David Scott, 3PAR CEO. "With reduced database and storage management effort, faster database performance, and high storage utilization, the customer is the clear winner. Now that best practices have been established, customers are assured that Oracle Database 10g and 3PAR InServ Storage Servers are the right choice for their utility computing data center."
Researchers from the Suddhananda Engineering and Research Centre in Bhubaneswar, India developed a job scheduling system, which they call Service Level Agreement (SLA) scheduling, that is meant to achieve acceptable methods of resource provisioning similar to that of potential in-house systems. They combined that with an on-demand resource provisioner to ensure utilization optimization of virtual machines.
Experimental scientific HPC applications are continually being moved to the cloud, as covered here in several capacities over the last couple of weeks. Included in that rundown, Co-founder and CEO of CloudSigma Robert Jenkins penned an article for HPC in the Cloud where he discussed the emergence of cloud technologies to supplement research capabilities of big scientific initiatives like CERN and ESA (the European Space Agency)...
When considering moving excess or experimental HPC applications to a cloud environment, there will always be obstacles. Were that not the case, the cost effectiveness of cloud-based HPC would rule the high performance landscape. Jonathan Stewart Ward and Adam Barker of the University of St. Andrews produced an intriguing report on the state of cloud computing, paying a significant amount of attention to the problems facing cloud computing.
Jun 17, 2013 |
With that in mind, Datapipe hopes to establish themselves as a green-savvy HPC cloud provider with their recently announced Stratosphere platform. Datapipe markets Stratosphere as a green HPC cloud service and in doing so partnering with Verne Global and their Icelandic datacenter, which is known for its propensity in green computing.
Jun 12, 2013 |
Cloud computing is gaining ground in utilization by mid-sized institutions who are looking to expand their experimental high performance computing resources. As such, IBM released what they call Redbooks, in part to assist institutions’ movement of high performance computing applications to the cloud.
Jun 06, 2013 |
The San Diego Supercomputer Center launched a public cloud system for universities in the area designed specifically to run on commodity hardware with high performance solid-state drives. The center, which currently holds 5.5 PB of raw storage, is open to educational and research users in the University of California.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.