April 09, 2012
Additionally, cloud vendors including AppFog, HP Cloud, Puppet Labs, SendGrid and Softlayer join preferred partner program
PORTLAND, Ore., April 9 — Cloudability, the easy way to manage and monitor all of your cloud costs in one place, has launched "Covered by Cloudability" with Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), whose Cloud customers can now monitor and manage their Rackspace Cloud usage for free. Already teamed with the Amazon Web Service (AWS) program, Cloudability has also launched a preferred Partner Program with leading cloud providers AppFog, Eucalyptus, HP Cloud, Puppet Labs, SendGrid, and Softlayer.
Under the "Covered by Cloudability" program, Rackspace will be offering special Cloudability accounts to all of their users that let them track unlimited Rackspace Cloud spending for free. This will give their customers better visibility into their cloud spending and help protect them from unintentional spikes and waste. All of the companies under Cloudability's standard partner program are working to help speed cloud adoption by giving their customers better support for managing cloud costs, and helping eliminate unintentional and wasteful spending.
Cloudability recognizes that the cloud is becoming increasingly distributed, and that organizations today use multiple systems and providers beyond Amazon Web Services. The most broadly connected cloud analytics platform, Cloudability has support for over 90 cloud service providers. Participants in the Cloudability Partner Program are helping their own users manage cloud spending with Cloudability. The management platform and its cloud usage and cost reports are feature-rich enough to support the needs of developers and DevOps teams, yet simple enough for the CFO and accounting teams to integrate with their own billing systems.
"This partner program shows how committed these vendors are to making it safer and easier for companies to adopt the cloud and manage their costs," said Mat Ellis, CEO and founder of Cloudability. "We all want to eliminate the pain point of unintentional or unplanned spending in order to help speed cloud adoption. We're working together to solve this problem so that companies can move onto the cloud without fear. Rackspace is taking this one step further by offering Cloudability for free. It's a huge validation on the importance of cost management."
"Rackspace wants its customers to have total control over their cloud usage," said Ven Shanmugam, senior manager, strategy and corporate development at Rackspace. "Cloudability gives our customers peace of mind that they can use the entire ecosystem of cloud services without overspending or wasting money. What's good for our customers is good for us, and we're excited to be a part of the Cloudability Partner Program."
Since its beta launch, Cloudability has signed on over 2,200 active users, and is currently managing over $53 million in cloud spend. To learn more about Cloudability or how to join its Partner Program, visit cloudability.com. To get the "Covered by Cloudability" deal, sign up for Cloudability via Rackspace or at https://app.cloudability.com/rackspace.
Cloudability is the easy way to manage and monitor all of your cloud costs in one place. Cloudability aggregates cloud expenditures into accessible and comprehensive reports to understand and manage costs, reduce waste, and identify opportunities for cost savings with alerts and efficiency recommendations. As a member of the Amazon Web Services provider program and Rackspace Cloud Tools programs, Cloudability supports over 100 Cloud service providers, and offers JSON and XML APIs for connecting cloud billing and usage data to any business or financial system. Cloudability is based in Portland, Oregon, and was founded in 2011. The company is backed by Trinity Ventures, Walden VC and a consortium of Portland-based angels. For more for information, visit www.cloudability.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.
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.
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