Cloud computing offers highly flexible and available compute capacity for a variety of applications. However, the act of provisioning those resources can be rather complicated, requiring a certain level of expertise and consequently reducing cloud adoption. In 2005, Techila was created to simplify the act of using the cloud, developing middleware to bridge applications to external compute resources.
Adaptive Computing, known for its Moab automation technology, announced today that it was one of four companies selected by Intel Capital for a round of Series A funding. The company is set to receive $14 million with Intel’s line combined with further resources from two other investment firms who saw promise in the company and its nine-year track record of growth and profitability.
OGF President Craig Lee offers his take on the grid versus cloud controversy.
Cloud helps to simplify and optimize grid site operation and grid middleware can operate in a transparent way on top of these virtualized computing resources, bringing about the development of virtual grid infrastructures.
Platform Computing is continuing to evolve its cloud business. This week the company announced a private cloud product as well as a new “cloud bursting” feature, both based on its ISF management technology.