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Primeur weekly 2013-12-09

The Cloud

EDF chooses Bull and Osiatis to deploy and run the world's biggest private Cloud-based infrastructure with Microsoft technology ...

Datapipe meets enterprise demand for HPC Cloud; guaranteed performance storage fueled by SolidFire ...

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Notre Dame select OpenStack-based Hybrid Cloud to build federated Cloud service for research and education ...

IBM expands industry-specific Cloud Consulting Services ...

Helping clients securely and reliably migrate Cloud data ...

IBM, Dexia and several major financial institutions across Europe agree to a 1.3 billion US dollar sourcing deal for IBM to build and manage their IT ...

Türk Telekom Group signs agreement with HP to put Cloud services at customers' fingertips ...

EuroFlash

RenewIT: EC funded initiative to increase use of renewable energy in data centres ...

The HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference announce university teams for HPCAC-ISC 2014 Student Cluster Challenge ...

New supercomputer for the German Meteorological Service ...

Supporting European Early Career Researchers & Scientists working with Data participation to the 3rd RDA Plenary Meeting ...

PRACE Summer of HPC awards best students ...

PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference 2014 HPC for Innovation: when Science meets Industry ...

Data centres can be cooled down in environmentally friendly, energy efficient ways ...

PRACE and XSEDE Call for Requests for Support ...

Bull helps organisations manage their data centres in the face of new energy issues ...

IBM and business partner Bechtle providing 6,100 System x and Flex Systems servers to European Union organisations ...

USFlash

Cycle Computing strengthens management team to meet growth demands ...

Supermicro 1U 4x GPU SuperServer in Green500 #1 ranked TSUBAME-KFC supercomputer from Tokyo Institute of Technology GSIC ...

NCKU develops world's first switchless cluster supercomputer ...

ViaWest supports Intel's TOP500 supercomputer project ...

Brocade 100 GbE core routers provide high-performance network to advance global research ...

Oracle releases Oracle Linux 6.5 ...

Helping clients securely and reliably migrate Cloud data

6 Dec 2013 Armonk - IBM inventors have developed new Cloud storage software that provides a simple interface for clients to dynamically migrate data across multiple Clouds, while keeping it confidential and secure.

Today, clients across all industries, including banks, retailers and government, are embracing Cloud computing to drive business innovation and growth, but underlying concerns about security, reliability and vendor lock-in have inhibited widespread Cloud adoption.

IBM's patent-pending invention overcomes concerns about data resiliency, security and service continuity via an innovative technique which seamlessly stores and moves data across multiple Clouds. The method employs a "Cloud-of-Clouds" approach that invokes the resilience of separate Clouds to offer stronger protection against service outages and data loss than any single Cloud can deliver.

"Our Cloud-of-Clouds invention can help clients avoid service outages and security incidents that impact the reliability and security of individual Clouds", stated IBM Fellow Evangelos Eleftheriou. "We are adding multiple levels of redundancy and reliability by making Cloud migration and back-up easier and faster than is currently possible."

IBM scientists have developed a software toolkit, which enables storage systems to access and use third-party private and/or public Clouds for data migration, back-up or file sharing.

The toolkit uses an "object storage" interface that permits clients to drag and drop files to be backed up or shared on the cloud(s) of their choice - independent of the vendor. ICStore explicitly addresses space efficiency, data synchronization, and metadata co-ordination when storing data redundantly on object storage. Once a cloud fails, the back-up Cloud immediately responds and ensures data availability - transparently to the user. No synchronization or communication among Cloud clients is needed due to the innovative approach that adds redundancy and tolerates failures.

SoftLayer, an IBM company, is the default storage provider and it provides the robust object-based interface. The combination of the toolkit and SoftLayer enables clients to overcome limits in their Cloud storage capacity by dynamically routing to an alternative storage system - such as easily migrating from a remote public-Cloud to on-premise private-Cloud-optimizing the overall efficiency of data storage management.

IBM scientists have developed patent-pending algorithms which were published in a paper titled "Robust data sharing with key-value stores" at the IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN).

The technology was demonstrated in June at the IBM Edge 2013 conference in Las Vegas in conjunction with the IBM Storwize platform and is available for early trial testing.
Source: IBM

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Primeur weekly 2013-12-09

The Cloud

EDF chooses Bull and Osiatis to deploy and run the world's biggest private Cloud-based infrastructure with Microsoft technology ...

Datapipe meets enterprise demand for HPC Cloud; guaranteed performance storage fueled by SolidFire ...

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Notre Dame select OpenStack-based Hybrid Cloud to build federated Cloud service for research and education ...

IBM expands industry-specific Cloud Consulting Services ...

Helping clients securely and reliably migrate Cloud data ...

IBM, Dexia and several major financial institutions across Europe agree to a 1.3 billion US dollar sourcing deal for IBM to build and manage their IT ...

Türk Telekom Group signs agreement with HP to put Cloud services at customers' fingertips ...

EuroFlash

RenewIT: EC funded initiative to increase use of renewable energy in data centres ...

The HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference announce university teams for HPCAC-ISC 2014 Student Cluster Challenge ...

New supercomputer for the German Meteorological Service ...

Supporting European Early Career Researchers & Scientists working with Data participation to the 3rd RDA Plenary Meeting ...

PRACE Summer of HPC awards best students ...

PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference 2014 HPC for Innovation: when Science meets Industry ...

Data centres can be cooled down in environmentally friendly, energy efficient ways ...

PRACE and XSEDE Call for Requests for Support ...

Bull helps organisations manage their data centres in the face of new energy issues ...

IBM and business partner Bechtle providing 6,100 System x and Flex Systems servers to European Union organisations ...

USFlash

Cycle Computing strengthens management team to meet growth demands ...

Supermicro 1U 4x GPU SuperServer in Green500 #1 ranked TSUBAME-KFC supercomputer from Tokyo Institute of Technology GSIC ...

NCKU develops world's first switchless cluster supercomputer ...

ViaWest supports Intel's TOP500 supercomputer project ...

Brocade 100 GbE core routers provide high-performance network to advance global research ...

Oracle releases Oracle Linux 6.5 ...