May 15, 2012
MIAMI, May 15 — Seeing increasingly strong enterprise demand for secure cloud computing solutions across North America, Terremark, a Verizon Company, increased its cloud infrastructure capacity by deploying a node of its Enterprise Cloud at its data center in Denver. With the introduction of a cloud node, the Denver data center joins the company's global footprint of cloud-enabled data centers that seamlessly combine secure and agile cloud computing resources with an extended solution portfolio all within a multi-carrier, highly resilient, and secure facility.
Terremark's cloud-enabled data center in Denver features more than 70,000 square feet of premier floor space with redundant subsystems to support the leading IT infrastructure services delivered by Terremark. These data center services are backed by service level agreements for 100 percent availability of power and cooling. As with its cloud deployments in the Network Access Points (NAPs) in the United States, Terremark provides complete transparency to customers regarding the exact location of their application workloads and delivers leading security services to support the public cloud infrastructure. Additionally, the company provides customers a compelling hybrid model for enterprise IT by enabling a seamless integration of existing IT infrastructure with Terremark's cloud computing services through its CloudSwitch software.
"When enterprises and government agencies look at cloud for their IT infrastructure needs, they require high standards for the reliability of the underlying physical infrastructure that houses the cloud platform," said Ellen Rubin, Terremark's vice president of Cloud Products. "Terremark's cloud-enabled data centers provide the diverse connectivity, robust physical security and top-tier data center space that these organizations are looking for from their cloud providers."
The Denver data center facility is part of Terremark's network of nearly 50 strategically located data centers around the world. These robust facilities provide advanced security, redundant power and monitoring to maintain availability, and feature advanced colocation and cloud technology for sensitive mission-critical applications.
Terremark, a Verizon Company, is a leader in transforming and securing enterprise-class IT on a global scale. A subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq:VZ), Terremark sets the standard for IT deployments with advanced infrastructure and managed service offerings that deliver the scale, security, and reliability necessary to meet the demanding requirements of enterprises and governments around the world. With a global network of data centers and a comprehensive portfolio of secure solutions, Terremark is helping enterprise and government executives realize the power and promise of the cloud today. For more information, visit www.terremark.com.
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.
Cloud computing has become mainstream in today’s HPC world. In order to enable the HPC researchers who currently work with large distributed computing systems, to bring their expertise to cloud computing, it is essential to provide them with easier means of applying their knowledge.
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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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