September 06, 2012
Riak Cloud Storage (CS) and Citrix CloudPlatform to provide integrated storage and compute capabilities for private, hybrid, and public clouds
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 5 — Basho Technologies, the worldwide leader in distributed database technologies, announced today that it is partnering with Citrix on the Apache CloudStack project and delivering an integrated cloud infrastructure platform for the enterprise market. The companies have agreed to collaborate and jointly market integrated cloud platform software that includes Basho's distributed object storage system, Riak CS. Riak CS will be a tested and certified object storage option for enterprises deploying Citrix CloudPlatform, the commercial distribution of the Apache CloudStack open source cloud computing platform.
Basho and Citrix are working together on a combined platform for compute and storage resources. Once completed, the fully integrated solution will include end-to-end authentication support allowing users to have common credentials for both storage and compute resources, as well as an integrated reporting system to allow unified billing. The solution will provide both Citrix CloudPlatform and Apache CloudStack users a unique built-in multi-datacenter replication option for maximum protection, availability and geographic locality of data. Basho will also offer 24x7 support with commercial service-level agreements for customers to ensure the integrity of data storage within Apache CloudStack for customers.
Riak CS is a multi-tenant, distributed, S3-compatible cloud storage platform that enables enterprises and service providers to launch public or private cloud services. Built on top of Riak, the world's most advanced, open-source, distributed database, Riak CS provides horizontal scale, extreme durability and low operational overhead in a distributed object storage system.
About Apache CloudStack
Since its introduction, Apache CloudStack has rapidly become the leading open source platform for building, managing and delivering highly scalable infrastructure-as-a-service clouds for over 150 customers. Based on the technology from the Apache CloudStack project, Citrix CloudPlatform provides customers with solutions that make it easy to build new clouds, connect to existing cloud services, and deliver unparalleled cloud services with the best security, performance and reliability. The collaboration between Basho and Citrix combines a proven object storage platform with the market leading cloud compute platform and delivers a robust, open, hypervisor-agnostic platform to help customers of all sizes build true Amazon-style clouds.
Peder Ulander, Vice President of Product Marketing, Cloud Platforms, Citrix
"Highly-available and reliable data storage is a fundamental and necessary component of any cloud infrastructure platform," said Peder Ulander, CMO, Citrix. "By integrating, testing and certifying Riak CS with Apache CloudStack, Basho is providing best-in-class object storage and a unique multi-data center replication option that arms our users to achieve the highest levels of availability and scalability. Citrix is excited to endorse this combination for our customers."
Kevin Kluge, Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Platforms, Citrix
"Basho's distributed data capabilities enable an always-on architecture," said Kevin Kludge, Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Platforms at Citrix. "Riak's master-less architecture is well-suited to the growth and availability needs of cloud environments. This benefit is even more visible when extended across multiple datacenters. Apache CloudStack users will soon easily access this innovative data storage capability."
Kiichi Yamato, Vice Division Director, IDC Frontier
"IDC Frontier strongly supports the strategic partnership between Basho and Citrix," commented Kiichi Yamato, vice division director at IDC Frontier. "We feel that Riak CS is the perfect complement to Apache CloudStack, providing a proven, distributed cloud storage capability. This partnership follows our recent equity investment in support of Basho which emphasized our strategic interest in distributed technologies that can leverage the IDC Frontier footprint of data centers throughout Japan."
George Reese, Chief Technology Officer, enStratus
"enStratus is pleased to see Basho partner with Citrix's CloudStack, one of the more popular cloud computing architectures for the enterprise market," said George Reese, CTO of enStratus. "We first worked with Basho to gain a 'master/master' replication system that enabled enStratus to run live operations across multiple data centers. With Riak, we are achieving our goal of a highly-available, 'design for failure' architecture. Now, we are excited to see that our customers will benefit from an distributed cloud storage solution integrated with their CloudStack deployments."
Justin Sheehy, Chief Technology Officer, Basho
"Basho is excited to integrate Riak CS with CloudStack to create a complete cloud infrastructure platform," said Justin Sheehy, Basho's CTO. "In addition, we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to Apache CloudStack and to open source by contributing back to the project. I am confident that the combination of Apache CloudStack and Riak CS will provide operators with the most powerful and complete cloud computing platform available on the market."
Riak CS and CloudStack at RICON 2012
Basho's CTO Justin Sheehy and Citrix's vice president of engineering for Cloud Platforms, Kevin Kluge, will co-present at RICON 2012 on October 10th and 11th in San Francisco, CA. RICON 2012 is a two-day dedicated conference dedicated to Riak, developers and the future of distributed systems. For registration and event information, click on www.ricon2012.com.
About Basho Technologies
Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.
Riak is open source and packages are available for download at http://wiki.basho.com/Riak.html. Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. Riak CS enables multi-tenant object storage with advanced reporting and an Amazon S3 compatible API. For more information, visit www.basho.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/basho.
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.