November 29, 2011
10 finalists have been picked to present as this year's hottest cloud technology competition, taking place at CloudBeat 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29 — Today, GigaSpaces announced that it has been selected as one of the 10 finalists in the CloudBeat 2011 Innovation Showdown. Proving that the company has what it takes to stand-out in the crowd, GigaSpaces was picked by a panel of experts and advisors as one of the hottest companies in the cloud space. As a finalist, GigaSpaces will have the chance to present its Cloudify solution to over 500 influencers, investors, and press live at CloudBeat 2011.
GigaSpaces was selected as an innovator for its newest product offering, Cloudify, currently the only solution that enables real apps to migrate to any cloud without any code changes, and with full control. With its disruptive built-in recipes, Cloudify is the only truly independent and open platform that is able to bring even the most complex mission-critical apps to any cloud with the click of a button. With strategic partners in this space, including Microsoft, CA, Citrix, Cisco, Rackspace and others – GigaSpaces' technology is production-ready without forcing lock-in on any of those layers.
Hosted by VentureBeat, CloudBeat 2011 is taking place Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City, Calif. Using a customer-centric approach (vs. vendor-centric), the event will hone in on 12 case studies to dissect the most disruptive examples across all layers of the cloud. Join in for an information-packed two days that will offer actionable lessons and networking opportunities, as industry leaders define the key processes and architectures companies must put in place in order to survive and prosper.
There is still time to register for CloudBeat 2011 and see Adi Paz, executive vice president of marketing and business development, and Uri Cohen, vice president, product management of GigaSpaces present in-person. Head here to find out details: http://venturebeat.com/events/cloudbeat2011/.
GigaSpaces provides a new generation of application virtualization platforms. Its offering includes end-to-end scaling solutions for distributed, mission-critical applications and cloud-enabling technologies for any cloud environment – private, public or hybrid. Hundreds of top-tier organizations use GigaSpaces to enhance IT efficiency and performance, from the financial, telecom, e-commerce and other industries. For more information, visit http://www.gigaspaces.com or our blog at http://blog.gigaspaces.com.
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.
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Ruan Pethiyagoda, Cameron Boehmer, John S. Dvorak, and Tim Sze, trained at San Francisco’s Hack Reactor, an institute designed for intense fast paced learning of programming, put together a program based on the N-Queens algorithm designed by the University of Cambridge’s Martin Richards, and modified it to run in parallel across multiple machines.
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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.
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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.
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