February 06, 2013
BOSTON & CORK, Ireland, Feb. 6 – In a move that underscores the benefits of open source cloud computing, MPSTOR today released a private cloud edition of its Orkestra cloud platform. Orkestra ‘All-in-One’ transforms low cost, off-the-shelf servers into fully-featured private clouds, in a single-step, ‘plug and boot’ install process.
“The Orkestra ‘All-in-One’ Cloud is a low-cost, easy-to-use cloud computing platform”, said Tony McEnroe, MPSTOR’s CEO. “It radically reduces the cost of IT for small and medium-sized companies who want the performance and functionality of multi-site or distributed computer and storage networks but who do not have the IT budget or staff to manage these costly and complex alternatives.”
The Orkestra suite of private and public cloud services platforms are built around OpenStack, the ubiquitous open-source cloud computing platform, founded by Rackspace and Nasa in 2010 and which is now supported by most of the world’s leading IT companies.
“MPSTOR has integrated all of its acclaimed storage virtualization and storage array management capability into the Orkestra Private Cloud Platform”, said William Oppermann, MPSTOR’s Founder and CTO. “This results in a private cloud solution, which has all of the enterprise features of a public cloud platform, including policy-driven SLAs, storage virtualization, multi-tiered storage support, multi-tenant management and much more.”
Located in Ireland, the US and Taiwan, privately held MPSTOR is a designer and supplier of cloud services platforms and data storage management software. MPSTOR’s flagship open-platform storage management software, MPStackware scales from entry level to enterprise performance at cost effective prices and runs on standard x86 platforms.
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost.
In this week's hand-picked assortment, researchers explore the path to more energy-efficient cloud datacenters, investigate new frameworks and runtime environments that are compatible with Windows Azure, and design a uniﬁed programming model for diverse data-intensive cloud computing paradigms.
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 10, 2013 |
Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
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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.