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December 20, 2013

Bright Computing Announces Sponsorship of OpenStack Foundation

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 20  — Bright Computing, the leading vendor-independent provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, is now a supporting organization of the OpenStack Foundation. The goal of Bright’s OpenStack initiative is to simplify the task of deploying and managing private clouds based on the OpenStack platform.

OpenStack is an open source cloud platform that enables service providers, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions to implement cloud computing solutions. It is used in industries that range from telecommunications to SaaS and eCommerce to finance and healthcare.

Bright’s contribution to the OpenStack community will focus on improving the installation, configuration, monitoring, and management of OpenStack deployments. By making OpenStack easier to deploy and manage, Bright hopes to accelerate the adoption of this open cloud platform.

“OpenStack is a powerful, comprehensive cloud platform that can be challenging to set up,” said Martijn de Vries, CTO at Bright Computing. “We make the process easier by bringing our server management expertise to OpenStack. Our customers will no longer have to deal with the more challenging aspects of OpenStack deployments.”

Bright Computing previewed Bright Cluster Manager’s OpenStack support at the SC13  Supercomputing conference in Denverlast month. General availability is planned for Q1, 2014.

About Bright Computing

Bright Computing specializes in management software for on-premise HPC, Hadoop, storage, database and workstation clusters, as well as the seamless extension of these clusters into the cloud. Its flagship product — Bright Cluster Manager — with its intuitive graphical user interface and powerful cluster management shell, makes clusters of any size easy to install, use and manage, including systems combining processors with accelerators (e.g., NVIDIA GPUs) or coprocessors (e.g., Intel Xeon Phi). Bright’s minimal footprint enables systems to be utilized to their maximum potential, from departmental Hadoop clusters to large-scale supercomputers. Bright Computing partners include Amazon, Cisco, Cray and Dell, while Boeing, ING Bank, NASA, Roche, Saudi Aramco plus Stanford University and Tokyo Institute of Technology are examples of Bright customers. Bright Computing is a Red Herring 2013 Top 100 North America Award winner, the Deloitte Technology Fast50 “Rising Star 2013″ Award winner, the Main Software 50 “Highest Growth” Award winner, and Bright Cluster Manager was a “Best of Show Award” winner at Bio-IT World 2013.

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Source: Bright Computing