The Bright integration with Azure enables organisations to provision and manage virtual servers running on the Azure Cloud platform, as if they were local machines. Organisations can use this feature to build an entire cluster in Azure from scratch, or extend an on-premises cluster into the Azure cloud platform when extra capacity is needed.
Key features of the Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 integration with Azure include:
Martijn de Vries, CTO at Bright Computing, commented: "We are pleased to offer this new integration to our customers and we are confident that the solution will be very popular with our user base. Cloud bursting from an on-premises cluster to Microsoft Azure offers companies an efficient, cost-effective, secure and flexible way to add additional resources to their HPC infrastructure. Bright's integration with Azure also gives our clients the ability to build an entire off-premises cluster for compute-intensive workloads in the Azure Cloud platform."
Venkat Gattamneni, director of product marketing, Cloud Platform, Microsoft Corp., stated: "We are pleased to see Bright Computing's commitment to Microsoft Azure with key features that deliver Cloud benefits of agility, scale and hybrid consistency that our mutual customers need."
Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 enables cost savings by instantiating compute resources in Azure only when they are needed. Built-in intelligence creates instances only after the data is ready for processing and the backlog in on-site workloads requires it.