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Primeur weekly 2012-04-23

Exascale supercomputing

Heading toward Exascale: ISC'12 sessions to look at global progress, plans and programmes ...

The Cloud

VENUS-C - Empowering emergency crews with the Cloud ...

Amazon Web Services introduces AWS Marketplace where customers can find and buy pre-configured software for the AWS Cloud ...

EMC introduces VSPEX proven infrastructure ...

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud selected by Data#3 for its Cloud services in Australia ...

Netelligent introduces Desktop as a Service (DaaS) powered by Desktone, Cisco and NetApp ...

Cycle Computing ramps global 50,000-core cluster for Schrodinger molecular research ...

SoftLayer adds high-performance computing to global platform ...

Desktop Grids

IBM enables water quality predictions for major waterways in partnership between World Community Grid and University of Virginia ...

EuroFlash

Russia turns to HPC to revive national defense industry ...

PRACE celebrates 2nd anniversary and launches 5th Call for Proposals ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for 5th Project Access and Multi-year Access (Tier-0) and synchronized Call for DECI-9 (Tier-1) ...

SARA to launch tender for new Dutch national supercomputer ...

Innovative Nordic supercomputer in Iceland ...

First description of a triple DNA helix in a vacuum ...

Queen's aims to change the future of car manufacturing with supercomputer ...

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign ...

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience ...

USFlash

Cray names William C. Blake Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer ...

DataDirect Networks lowers Big Data total cost of ownership & deployment with new NAS scaler file storage system enhancements ...

Lustre made simple by DataDirect Networks ...

CSIRO chooses Xenon for supercomputing upgrade ...

SDSC announces Center of Excellence for Predictive Analytics ...

Baylor doctoral student awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship ...

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center ...

Netelligent introduces Desktop as a Service (DaaS) powered by Desktone, Cisco and NetApp

16 Apr 2012 St. Louis - Netelligent, a provider of Cloud and managed services, has signed a partnership with Desktone Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), to offer Cloud-hosted virtual desktops. Netelligent will leverage Desktone's DaaS Platform, along with Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) and NetApp storage systems, to deliver full-featured virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) as a service on demand to any device.

Netelligent is a unified communications expert, providing Cloud, virtualization, networking and telephony services to large enterprises and private organisations. Through its partnership with Desktone, Netelligent will expand its services to offer cost-effective Cloud-hosted full Windows 7 virtual desktops that can easily scale to meet customer needs. By leveraging Desktone's DaaS technology, Netelligent can provide end users with secure, convenient access to virtual desktops delivered from the Cloud, without the need for costly on-site infrastructure.

"Because Desktone's mission from day one was to provide a platform for DaaS from the Cloud, we are able to pass on the efficiencies created by cloud computing but still can offer a full-featured Windows 7 desktop experience", stated Aaron Stone, CEO, Netelligent. "Desktone is clearly at the market lead because, based on their approach, customers can expect far more from what they receive from a shared session terminal service offering."

"DaaS is making it easier and more affordable than ever for enterprises to realize the benefits of VDI", stated Peter McKay, CEO, Desktone. "Desktone's DaaS Platform is the industry's only multi-tenant Cloud-based virtual desktop solution, designed to seamlessly integrate with enterprise IT environments and quickly scale up or down with changing business needs. This flexibility enables service providers like Netelligent to provision and deploy desktops to any end user device in just minutes at an unbeatable price."

Desktone's multi-tenant cloud architecture makes it easy and cost effective for service providers to deliver virtual desktops as a service. Unlike other single-tenant solutions, Desktone's platform lowers the cost of delivery by providing a common management and orchestration layer. Netelligent can quickly and easily provision desktops for usage on tablets, smartphones, laptops or PCs, without having to rely on physical hardware or software. By leveraging the Cloud, DaaS eliminates the cost and complexity of deploying and managing virtual desktops for enterprises of all sizes.

Cisco UCS is a key component of Cisco CloudVerse, a framework that combines the foundational elements needed to enable organisations to build, manage and connect public, private and hybrid Clouds. Cisco CloudVerse combines these key Cloud elements - Unified Data Center, Cloud Intelligent Network, and Cloud Applications and Services - enabling businesses to realize all of the benefits of Clouds: improved agility, better economics, enhanced security and a dynamic, assured experience.

"Cisco is committed to helping its service provider partners succeed in the marketplace by offering Cloud-ready solutions that enable them to deploy differentiated and profitable services", stated Phil Sherburne, vice president of engineering, Cisco. "By combining Cisco's expertise in Cloud and virtualization environments with Desktone's multi-tenant virtual desktop platform, we make it easy for service providers to deliver Desktop Virtualization as a Service to end user customers on their journey to the future Workspace."

"Netelligent is one of several organisations collaborating with NetApp to help customers gain greater efficiency and flexibility", stated Julie Parrish, senior vice president, Worldwide Partner Sales, NetApp. "The Netelligent DaaS built on NetApp storage allows Netelligent to provision thousands of new desktop images for its customers within minutes. Combined with NetApp's industry leading storage and management efficiencies such as FlexClone and OnCommand, Desktone's DaaS Platform helps Netelligent to minimize the cost of its services for customers. NetApp technologies such as NetApp FlashCache and clustering ensure that the Netelligent service is always available and that latency is minimized to ensure that customers achieve the best possible hosted VDI experience to achieve business success."
Source: Cisco

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Primeur weekly 2012-04-23

Exascale supercomputing

Heading toward Exascale: ISC'12 sessions to look at global progress, plans and programmes ...

The Cloud

VENUS-C - Empowering emergency crews with the Cloud ...

Amazon Web Services introduces AWS Marketplace where customers can find and buy pre-configured software for the AWS Cloud ...

EMC introduces VSPEX proven infrastructure ...

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud selected by Data#3 for its Cloud services in Australia ...

Netelligent introduces Desktop as a Service (DaaS) powered by Desktone, Cisco and NetApp ...

Cycle Computing ramps global 50,000-core cluster for Schrodinger molecular research ...

SoftLayer adds high-performance computing to global platform ...

Desktop Grids

IBM enables water quality predictions for major waterways in partnership between World Community Grid and University of Virginia ...

EuroFlash

Russia turns to HPC to revive national defense industry ...

PRACE celebrates 2nd anniversary and launches 5th Call for Proposals ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for 5th Project Access and Multi-year Access (Tier-0) and synchronized Call for DECI-9 (Tier-1) ...

SARA to launch tender for new Dutch national supercomputer ...

Innovative Nordic supercomputer in Iceland ...

First description of a triple DNA helix in a vacuum ...

Queen's aims to change the future of car manufacturing with supercomputer ...

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign ...

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience ...

USFlash

Cray names William C. Blake Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer ...

DataDirect Networks lowers Big Data total cost of ownership & deployment with new NAS scaler file storage system enhancements ...

Lustre made simple by DataDirect Networks ...

CSIRO chooses Xenon for supercomputing upgrade ...

SDSC announces Center of Excellence for Predictive Analytics ...

Baylor doctoral student awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship ...

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center ...