Bright Computing and OCF Partner

January 29, 2015

Jan. 29 — Bright Computing, the leader in high performance infrastructure management solutions for cloud, big data and HPC, today announced a partnership with OCF, a UK-based company that specialises in helping organisations with their high performance data processing, data management and data storage challenges.

OCF is the latest company to join Bright Computing’s channel partner network in EMEA. The partnership agreement will empower OCF to incorporate Bright Cluster Manager into the HPC cluster, big data, and cloud infrastructure solutions that the Integrator builds for its public and private sector customers.

Based in Sheffield and Daresbury, OCF has a network of expert staff around the UK, providing high performance computing solutions to a growing number of commercial clients from the automotive, aerospace, financial, manufacturing, media, oil & gas and pharmaceutical industries, as well as serving over 20% of the UK’s universities, higher education institutions and research councils.

Julian Fielden, Managing Director at OCF, commented: “We have been providing integrated high performance computing solutions to companies for many years. Our offering naturally extends to addressing the emerging challenges that our customers are facing in the big data analytics and cloud markets. This partnership enables OCF to offer the broadest range of vendor technology in its solutions. Bright Cluster Manager is proven in the HPC market and we are delighted to see that the Bright technology scales up to manage big data and cloud infrastructure in the same effortless way.”

Lee Carter, VP EMEA at Bright Computing, added: “OCF has a great reputation in the market for providing solid and reliable integrated solutions. We believe Bright technology is a great fit for OCF’s business model, as it will support the OCF team in their drive to address the next generation of HPC and infrastructure challenges that their customers face.”

About OCF

OCF specialises in supporting the significant big data challenges of private and public UK organisations. Our in-house team and extensive partner network can design, integrate, manage or host the high performance compute, storage hardware and analytics software necessary for customers to extract value from their data. With a 13-year heritage in HPC, managing big data challenges, OCF now works with over 20 per cent of the UK’s Universities, Higher Education Institutes and Research Councils, as well as commercial clients from the automotive, aerospace, financial, manufacturing, media, oil & gas, pharmaceutical and utilities industries. www.ocf.co.uk

About Bright Computing

Bright Computing is transforming the way clusters are managed in the modern data center. Founded in 2009, Bright’s award winning cluster management software lets users monitor and build clusters of any size that are easy to provision, operate, monitor, manage, and scale. Bright partners include Amazon, Cisco, Cray and Dell. Customers include Boeing, NASA, Roche, Stanford University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Bright’s technology is running in over 500 data centers all over the globe. Bright has been recognized as a Red Herring Top 100 company and a Deloitte Rising Star winner, and was named Bio-IT World’s “Best of Show.” www.brightcomputing.com

Source: Bright Computing

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