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Primeur weekly 2019-01-21

Exascale supercomputing

Argonne Training Programme on Extreme-Scale Computing scheduled for July 28-August 9, 2019 ...

Quantum computing

Fujitsu and TC3 promote quantum inspired Digital Annealer next-generation architecture in Topcoder contest ...

Focus on Europe

The way forward for computing systems: HiPEAC Vision 2019 ...

Tachyum CEO honoured by President of Slovakia at State Awards Ceremony ...

Middleware

Groupe Logiciel selects technology from Bright Computing and professional services from Bechtle France ...

Khronos Group exploring industry interest for new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications ...

Excelero grows revenues 4x in record FY 2018 ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems secures growth capital from Vistara Capital Partners ...

Advania expands operations to Finland ...

Quantum's new DXi backup appliances deliver industry-leading density and efficiency ...

Cray announces selected preliminary 2018 financial results ...

Programming light on a chip ...

Quobyte partners with EUROstor to deliver scale-out NAS solutions across DACH region ...

WekaIO quadruples business in 2018 with rapid customer adoption and global expansion ...

Fujitsu's Immersion Cooling System wins the 2018 Energy Conservation Grand Prize ...

GRC celebrates ten years at the epicentre of liquid immersion cooled data centres ...

Applications

Atos boosts genome sequencing in Spain ...

Supercomputer simulations reveal new insight on sea fog development ...

Chasing a supernova: Argonne intern expands his universe by working with data from the Dark Energy Survey ...

New Blue Waters webinars announced ...

Realistic new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking ...

Giant pattern discovered in the clouds of planet Venus: infrared cameras and supercomputer simulations break through Venus' veil ...

The Cloud

Oracle expands Cloud business with next-gen data centre in Canada ...

Untold Studios chooses WekaIO Matrix on Amazon Web Services for simplicity in Cloud implementation ...

GIGABYTE adds two new AMD EPYC compute nodes to "RACKLUTION-OP" OCP product line-up ...

WekaIO quadruples business in 2018 with rapid customer adoption and global expansion

17 Jan 2019 San Jose - WekaIO, an innovation expert in high-performance, scalable file storage for data intensive applications, has announced year-over-year customer growth in the US and EMEA, driven by the continued widespread adoption of the company's NVME-native parallel file system for deep learning, analytics, and high performance computing (HPC) workloads.

Today, many companies are struggling to keep their computer infrastructure fully utilized - a pain felt most acutely by the large GPU farms being deployed for Machine Learning (ML) where large amounts of data must be shared across application servers. At scale, the compute environments become IO-bound, starving applications and wasting expensive GPU or CPU resources and resulting in long application run times. Due to the high costs and inefficiencies associated with managing these workloads on legacy storage systems, organisations are choosing to adopt WekaIO's Matrix high-performance, massively parallel, shared file system.

"Implementing WekaIO Matrix made a high impact to our business - improving both time-to-market and opening up new lines of business for us", stated Alessandro Menegaz, IT Manager at TRE ALTAMIRA. "We were looking for a more modern solution that could provide improved performance and keep up with our fast-growing resource constraints."

"We were looking for a solution that could simplify data management operations, given our limited resources", stated Sam Reid, Head of Technology at Untold Studios. "The scalability of WekaIO Matrix allowed us to start small and will grow as our business demands grow. The ease of use in addition to the performance, are further proof of the value of the WekaIO solution."

Over the last year, revenue from the US and EMEA sales have grown more than 400%, with strong growth in verticals such as automotive AI, life sciences, media and entertainment, and HPC research. To support the increased demand, WekaIO has grown its channel partners by over 200% globally.

WekaIO has moreover doubled its employee headcount globally, finishing the year with the announcement of a Midwest office expansion. Additionally, significant new hires were brought on in sales, marketing, and engineering to help meet the expanding geographical demand for its solutions, while positioning the company for continued growth in the coming quarters.

"The rapid adoption of our solutions underscores the value of WekaIO's technology and our strong relationship with our partners", stated Liran Zvibel, co-founder and CEO of WekaIO. "We have strong quarter-over-quarter customer and revenue growth, exceeding our expectations, and we have a healthy pipeline for sustained growth. It’s full speed ahead, as we expand in to new markets, open additional offices around the globe, and launch our channel programme."

In addition to opening new offices in the UK and Detroit, Michigan, WekaIO was lauded with a steady flow of industry accolades that includingGartner Cool Vendorstatus in Storage Technologies, a place in Network World's10 Hot Hybrid-Cloud Startups to Watch, a spot in Silicon Review’s10 Fastest Growing Storage Companies, and theAIConics Award. WekaIO Matrix delivers unmatched HPC class storage with enterprise class features and services, all in one solution, that provides IT with a robust platform to support data-intensive applications.
Source: WekaIO

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-01-21

Exascale supercomputing

Argonne Training Programme on Extreme-Scale Computing scheduled for July 28-August 9, 2019 ...

Quantum computing

Fujitsu and TC3 promote quantum inspired Digital Annealer next-generation architecture in Topcoder contest ...

Focus on Europe

The way forward for computing systems: HiPEAC Vision 2019 ...

Tachyum CEO honoured by President of Slovakia at State Awards Ceremony ...

Middleware

Groupe Logiciel selects technology from Bright Computing and professional services from Bechtle France ...

Khronos Group exploring industry interest for new open standard for high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications ...

Excelero grows revenues 4x in record FY 2018 ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems secures growth capital from Vistara Capital Partners ...

Advania expands operations to Finland ...

Quantum's new DXi backup appliances deliver industry-leading density and efficiency ...

Cray announces selected preliminary 2018 financial results ...

Programming light on a chip ...

Quobyte partners with EUROstor to deliver scale-out NAS solutions across DACH region ...

WekaIO quadruples business in 2018 with rapid customer adoption and global expansion ...

Fujitsu's Immersion Cooling System wins the 2018 Energy Conservation Grand Prize ...

GRC celebrates ten years at the epicentre of liquid immersion cooled data centres ...

Applications

Atos boosts genome sequencing in Spain ...

Supercomputer simulations reveal new insight on sea fog development ...

Chasing a supernova: Argonne intern expands his universe by working with data from the Dark Energy Survey ...

New Blue Waters webinars announced ...

Realistic new model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking ...

Giant pattern discovered in the clouds of planet Venus: infrared cameras and supercomputer simulations break through Venus' veil ...

The Cloud

Oracle expands Cloud business with next-gen data centre in Canada ...

Untold Studios chooses WekaIO Matrix on Amazon Web Services for simplicity in Cloud implementation ...

GIGABYTE adds two new AMD EPYC compute nodes to "RACKLUTION-OP" OCP product line-up ...