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Primeur weekly 2020-06-29

Quantum computing

Atos takes the most powerful quantum simulator in the world to the next level with Atos QLM E ...

New model helps to describe defects and errors in quantum computers ...

Research and Markets to issue 2020 Revenue Assessment for Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) report ...

Focus on Europe

Iceland joined the LUMI consortium ...

LRZ to deploy HPE's Cray CS500 system to bring innovative architecture to the science of its users ...

Outcome of the e-IRG Webinar Series organized in the framework of the Croatian EU Presidency on 25-26 May 2020: Grand challenges of e-infrastructures within the new ERA ...

Spring 2020 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

MareNostrum will generate a language model in Spanish based on millions of digital contents from the National Library of Spain ...

A team of bioengineering and computing experts outlines how the creation of text mining and Artificial Intelligence tools could advance biomaterials research and development ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases OmpSs-2 version 2020.06 ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases COMPSs version 2.7 ...

Ghent University engages Atos to build third Tier1 VSC supercomputer supporting research in Flanders ...

Dell Technologies high performance computing customers drive breakthroughs for global impact ...

Hardware

NCSA and Southern Methodist University announce new strategic partnership ...

TYAN brings the latest server advancements at its 2020 Server Solutions Online Exhibition ...

WekaIO awarded a patent for Flash Registry with Write Leveling ...

Western Digital's New NVMe SSDs and NVMe-oF solutions provide the foundation for next-generation, agile data infrastructures ...

CW-WDM MSA Group forms to drive new industry standard for optical laser sources ...

Battelle awarded contract to enable Arctic research ...

Applications

Project to calculate emissions reductions across Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Supercomputer simulations show how DNA prepares itself for repair ...

Georgia Tech engineers simulate solar cell work using supercomputers ...

A new way of designing global satellite missions ...

Process for 'two-faced' nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech ...

New transatlantic lab decodes the brain with AI ...

Ion conducting polymer crucial to improving neuromorphic devices ...

Scientists develop new tool to design better fusion devices ...

C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute announces COVID-19 awards ...

UCF Consortium announces OpenSNAPI project to develop an open, standard application programming interface for smart networking adapters ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud announces Skylab ...

Dell Technologies brings IT infrastructure and Cloud capabilities to Edge environments ...

New technique may enable all-optical data-centre networks ...

Schrödinger expands discovery efforts for COVID-19 Alliance with advanced molecular simulation leveraging high-powered parallel computing on Google Cloud ...

Nebulon emerges from stealth and announces Cloud-Defined Storage ...

Repertoire Immune Medicines receives funding from COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium ...

W3BCLOUD raises $20,5 million to roll out a network of data centres dedicated for the blockchain economy ...

Nebulon emerges from stealth and announces Cloud-Defined Storage


23 Jun 2020 Fremont - Nebulon Inc. has launched Cloud-Defined Storage, on-premises, server-based storage for mission critical applications managed by the Nebulon Cloud. Cloud-Defined Storage is powered by the combination of a secure, Cloud-based control plane and PCIe cards that are installed into customers' servers, providing the necessary enterprise-class data services for critical applications. With Cloud-Defined Storage, customers can cost-effectively and simply address both modern workloads like containers and NoSQL databases as well as traditional workloads like VMware and clustered SQL databases, whilst eliminating the operational overhead of managing and automating storage operations at-scale. Cloud-Defined Storage is the first ground-breaking innovation for server-based primary storage since the introduction of hyperconverged infrastructure.

Hybrid IT organisations pursuing Cloud operating models must address a growing class of mission critical data that cannot or should not move to the public Cloud due to service level, cost or compliance reasons. Although this data must remain on-premises, CIOs are looking for innovative technologies that enable a self-service approach to provisioning and maintaining infrastructure for their application owners much like is possible with the public Cloud today.

Cloud-Defined Storage provides the application owner a path not just to self-service enterprise-class storage, but self-service infrastructure over time. And by enabling self-service to other parts of the organisation, Cloud-Defined Storage provides infrastructure managers a way to reduce time spent provisioning and administering specialized storage assets and instead increase the time dedicated to software development and other high ROI projects.

Cloud-Defined Storage provides all essential enterprise-class data services such as compression, encryption, deduplication, erasure coding, snapshots and data mirroring from the Nebulon Services Processing Unit (SPU). The SPU is a PCIe-based storage engine installed inside the customer's application server, where it is attached to the internal server SSDs much like a RAID card.

This Cloud-managed, server-based approach for mission-critical storage reduces cost by leveraging commodity SSDs in industry standard servers. This solution also supports any server operating system or hypervisor and requires no software on the server, thereby avoiding stealing CPU and memory resources from customers' applications.

Cloud-Defined Storage automates storage operations and delivers infrastructure and application insights through a secure, Cloud-based control plane called Nebulon ON. The Nebulon SPU transmit tens of thousands of storage, server and application metrics per hour to Nebulon ON for AI-based analysis. Cloud-Defined Storage is the first storage model that combines the management console and its associated metrics - which have typically been siloed on-premises - with AI analytics data into one view. This approach means IT managers and application owners can take advantage of capabilities previously not available for on-premises enterprise storage deployments, such as fleet management, automated software updates, predictive maintenance and faster troubleshooting. This zero-touch remote administration and monitoring is especially powerful in times of social distancing, as IT managers can easily perform their duties from home offices.

"Organisations are increasingly demanding a more Cloud-like experience for their most critical on-premises applications", stated Siamak Nazari, Co-founder and CEO of Nebulon. "Cloud-Defined Storage delivers global insights, AI-based administration and API-driven automation making enterprise-class storage a simple attribute of the data center fabric with self-service infrastructure provisioning and storage operations as-a-service for application owners."

Customers will be able to purchase Cloud-Defined Storage directly through leading datacenter infrastructure vendors including Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Supermicro.

"HPE ProLiant servers deliver a secure, high-performing foundation for enterprises to optimize innovative storage capabilities across growing hybrid IT environments", stated Neil MacDonald, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Compute at HPE. "By combining HPE ProLiant Servers with Nebulon's Cloud-Defined Storage, we are enabling customers to expand their hybrid IT solutions and further automate storage operations."

"Supermicro is a leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology innovation with the most optimized selection for IT, data centre and HPC environments", stated Eric Sindelar, GM of Operations and Advanced Technology Development at Supermicro. "Nebulon's Cloud-Defined Storage technology leverages Supermicro's Ultra systems to create an exciting new server-based storage solution, and we are excited to work with Nebulon and others to support customers for enterprise-class storage deployments."

Source: Nebulon

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Primeur weekly 2020-06-29

Quantum computing

Atos takes the most powerful quantum simulator in the world to the next level with Atos QLM E ...

New model helps to describe defects and errors in quantum computers ...

Research and Markets to issue 2020 Revenue Assessment for Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) report ...

Focus on Europe

Iceland joined the LUMI consortium ...

LRZ to deploy HPE's Cray CS500 system to bring innovative architecture to the science of its users ...

Outcome of the e-IRG Webinar Series organized in the framework of the Croatian EU Presidency on 25-26 May 2020: Grand challenges of e-infrastructures within the new ERA ...

Spring 2020 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

MareNostrum will generate a language model in Spanish based on millions of digital contents from the National Library of Spain ...

A team of bioengineering and computing experts outlines how the creation of text mining and Artificial Intelligence tools could advance biomaterials research and development ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases OmpSs-2 version 2020.06 ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases COMPSs version 2.7 ...

Ghent University engages Atos to build third Tier1 VSC supercomputer supporting research in Flanders ...

Dell Technologies high performance computing customers drive breakthroughs for global impact ...

Hardware

NCSA and Southern Methodist University announce new strategic partnership ...

TYAN brings the latest server advancements at its 2020 Server Solutions Online Exhibition ...

WekaIO awarded a patent for Flash Registry with Write Leveling ...

Western Digital's New NVMe SSDs and NVMe-oF solutions provide the foundation for next-generation, agile data infrastructures ...

CW-WDM MSA Group forms to drive new industry standard for optical laser sources ...

Battelle awarded contract to enable Arctic research ...

Applications

Project to calculate emissions reductions across Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Supercomputer simulations show how DNA prepares itself for repair ...

Georgia Tech engineers simulate solar cell work using supercomputers ...

A new way of designing global satellite missions ...

Process for 'two-faced' nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech ...

New transatlantic lab decodes the brain with AI ...

Ion conducting polymer crucial to improving neuromorphic devices ...

Scientists develop new tool to design better fusion devices ...

C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute announces COVID-19 awards ...

UCF Consortium announces OpenSNAPI project to develop an open, standard application programming interface for smart networking adapters ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud announces Skylab ...

Dell Technologies brings IT infrastructure and Cloud capabilities to Edge environments ...

New technique may enable all-optical data-centre networks ...

Schrödinger expands discovery efforts for COVID-19 Alliance with advanced molecular simulation leveraging high-powered parallel computing on Google Cloud ...

Nebulon emerges from stealth and announces Cloud-Defined Storage ...

Repertoire Immune Medicines receives funding from COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium ...

W3BCLOUD raises $20,5 million to roll out a network of data centres dedicated for the blockchain economy ...