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March 19, 2014

Bright Computing to Roll Out New Line of Products

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 19 – Bright Computing, the leading provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, today announced plans to roll out a new line of products designed to manage High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, Apache Hadoop clusters, and OpenStack private clouds. The first product in the new lineup — Bright Cluster Manager 7 for HPC — will ship on March 26, 2014.

Focused on the technical computing customer, Bright Cluster Manager 7 features enhanced dynamic cloud provisioning capabilities that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources more efficiently to reduce customer costs. It also has a software image revision-control feature, and full support for Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers.

Bright’s cloud utilization feature now enables the use of native Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage services (S3 and Glacier). Separating storage from compute allows Bright Cluster Manager to instantiate compute resources in the cloud only when the data is ready, saving the customer from paying for resources they don’t need.

Also new is Bright’s ability to take full advantage of Cisco UCS technology. Bright manages bare-metal BIOS settings and multi-node firmware upgrades, out-of-band services (e.g., power) and integrates directly with the Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) to configure network, identity and other services. Finally, Bright samples a multitude of metrics and incorporates various health checks specific to Cisco UCS rack servers.

 “This release represents an important step in the evolution of Bright Cluster Manager,” said Matthijs van Leeuwen, Founder and CEO of Bright Computing. “In addition to continually enhancing Bright Cluster Manager with important features for our HPC customers, we are also expanding our product line to bring the power of enterprise-grade cluster management to OpenStack and Apache Hadoop customers.”

About Bright Computing

Bright Computing develops products that help customers manage HPC, Hadoop, storage, database, and workstation clusters on-premise and in the cloud. Bright has offices in San Jose, California and Amsterdam, Netherlands and sells it’s products worldwide. Its partners include Amazon, Cisco, Cray and Dell. Bright counts Boeing, ING Bank, NASA, Roche, Saudi Aramco, Stanford University, and Tokyo Institute of Technology among its 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