The availability of cloud management platforms means that pretty much anyone can create cloud infrastructure. Service providers can use these IaaS-building frameworks to make public clouds and enterprises can use them to construct their very own private clouds. On the proprietary side, the most popular such cloud OS is VMware’s vCloud product – but the real action lately is on the open source side. And as the space heats up, we’re seeing a resurrection of the incendiary API debate.
Configuring a cluster on a public cloud infrastructure such as Amazon Web Services potentially requires a lot of work. The various steps involve setting up the machines, dealing with the security keys, installing the applications, negotiating the administration, and more. Most HPC users would prefer to avoid this time-consuming process if possible. That’s where German startup Cloudnumbers comes in.
Grid Engine’s new caretaker, Univa, announced a partnership with Eucalyptus Systems to bring managablility to HPC cloud users. This week we spoke with CEO of Univa, Gary Tyreman about what this means for Grid Engine users as they seek to allow the cloud to tackle some of their challenges.
Everett Toews describes the Cloud-Enabled Space Weather Platform, which uses a cloud-based solution to lower the barriers for physicists who are running complex space weather models and simulations. In addition to providing a scalable platform for space weather and magnetosphere research, the resource provides an opportunity for scientific collaboration at the cloud scale.
As federal agencies seek to meet the demands of the “Cloud First” policy, vendor relationships like the one struck among Dell, Canonical and Autonomic Resources aim to deliver on open source, cost-efficiency goals.
Jamcracker has been in the business of helping clients as they try to solve complex cloud management and provisioning issues since before “cloud” was the latest buzzword in IT. The company’s CEO and founder discusses its recent partnership with Eucalyptus, cloud brokerage services and the future of enterprise cloud models.
HPC in the Cloud talks at length with CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, Marten Mickos, about the company’s recent $20 million funding injection and what it means for the future of the open source and enterprise private cloud vendor. From vision to roadmap to HPC philosophy, Mickos shares his view of the past, present and future for the software firm.
There is growing interest in open-source cloud-computing tools, for which the source code is freely available.