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Primeur weekly 2015-07-20

Special

HPC is a strong growth market but power, cooling and parallel software issues need to be solved ...

Focus

Fortissimo to offer HPC simulation for SMEs and manufacturing industry ...

Exascale supercomputing

SmartRack appeared at International Supercomputing Conference 2015 ...

Crowd computing

IBM's virtual supercomputer finds clean water clue - crowd computing privided by citizens ...

BOINC has launched a new governance model ...

Focus on Europe

EU open source software project receives green light ...

ETP4HPC, EXDCI and SESAME Net - new HPC initiatives in Europe's Horizon 2020 ...

Middleware

Big PanDA and Titan merge to tackle torrent of LHC's full-energy collision data ...

OpenMP ARB announces line-up of world-class keynotes, speakers, tutorials and panel sessions for Annual OpenMPCon Developer Conference ...

Hardware

Geoff Lyon, CoolIT Systems, is Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year industry finalist ...

Intersect360 Research restructures access to reports ...

HP and NEC collaborate to advance adoption of network functions virtualization technology ...

SGI broadens access to 8-socket plus configurations with Dell for customers running SAP HANA ...

IBM Research Alliance produces industry's first 7nm node test chips ...

Cutting cost and power consumption for Big Data ...

Tsubame KFC and plans for Tsubame-3 supercomputer explained by Satoshi Matsuoka ...

Applications

Neptune's badly behaved magnetic field ...

IBM and Mubadala to bring Watson to the Middle East & North Africa ...

Tsinghua University named ISC Cluster Competition Champion for the second time ...

Rolls-Royce first company to join supercomputing initiative that breaks down barriers between industry and academia ...

The Cloud

IBM Cloud delivers supercomputing power to fuel innovation ...

OVH.com launches world's first ARMv8-based public Cloud powered by Cavium's ThunderX workload optimized processor ...

Researchers call for support for data in the cloud to facilitate genomics research ...

i-Virtualize strengthens its Cloud offerings in North America with VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Order Management Cloud and Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud, enabling order fulfillment in the Cloud ...

i-Virtualize strengthens its Cloud offerings in North America with VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM


10 Jul 2015 Toronto - i-Virtualize, a provider of Cloud and on-premises computing solutions across North America, has selected the VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM to help its customers accelerate the installation of a system of infrastructure for Big Data and Analytics, Cloud and mobile computing.

VersaStack is a pre-engineered, tested and supported system that pairs Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) with IBM Storwize V7000 storage technology, and is designed to operate as an integrated infrastructure - "data centre in a box". VersaStack contains server hardware, a disk storage system, networking equipment, and systems management software all integrated into a single platform. VersaStack provides efficient use of computing, networking, and storage resources with up to five times more data storage with IBM Real-time Compression.

i-Virtualize customers such as Hayward Gordon and FreeBalance are streamlining their IT operations with VersaStack. The integrated stack of data center technologies including servers, storage and networking can help accelerate data center infrastructure deployment, efficiently manage information and resources, and quickly adapt to business change.

In a hybrid Cloud computing environment, this innovative integrated infrastructure helps bring new levels of ease, cost efficiency, and versatility. With the VersaStack solution, i-Virtualize will host and manage resources for Hayward Gordon, a major distributor of process equipment and a manufacturer of industrial pumps, mixers, and engineered systems. FreeBalance, a global provider of public financial management solutions, can use the i-Virtualize public cloud running on VersaStack to deliver software as a service for faster and simplified IT.

"Today we are bringing VersaStack to our customers either in the Cloud or on-premises where our hardware runs their software", stated John Buskermolen, co-founder, i-Virtualize. "Tomorrow we intend to manage their software applications, too, delivering a totally integrated IT environment in the Cloud. i-Virtualize is the first managed service provider (MSP) in North America to offer the enterprise-grade VersaStack solution which is far superior to 'white box' commodity servers in performance and efficiency. We now have the capability to extend our business globally working with Cisco and IBM."

Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure, which includes Cisco UCS, Application Centric Infrastructure - Cisco Nexus, Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches, and Cisco UCS Director management software - can help accelerate the deployment of applications and can improve the ability to adapt to business change. The IBM Storwize V7000 includes technology that provides virtual environments with built-in functions such as Data Virtualization, Real-time Compression, and Easy Tier, which automatically migrates data between tiers based on real-time usage patterns, for improved performance and efficiency.

Cisco and IBM have a long history of working together to deliver technology that benefits mutual clients. Expanding on this success, Cisco and IBM’s VersaStack allows businesses and customers to create solutions that transform their businesses and help reduce risk. Since its introduction in December 2014, enterprise customers around the world have adopted VersaStack for better performance and higher value in the new era of Big Data, Cloud and mobile computing.

Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-07-20

Special

HPC is a strong growth market but power, cooling and parallel software issues need to be solved ...

Focus

Fortissimo to offer HPC simulation for SMEs and manufacturing industry ...

Exascale supercomputing

SmartRack appeared at International Supercomputing Conference 2015 ...

Crowd computing

IBM's virtual supercomputer finds clean water clue - crowd computing privided by citizens ...

BOINC has launched a new governance model ...

Focus on Europe

EU open source software project receives green light ...

ETP4HPC, EXDCI and SESAME Net - new HPC initiatives in Europe's Horizon 2020 ...

Middleware

Big PanDA and Titan merge to tackle torrent of LHC's full-energy collision data ...

OpenMP ARB announces line-up of world-class keynotes, speakers, tutorials and panel sessions for Annual OpenMPCon Developer Conference ...

Hardware

Geoff Lyon, CoolIT Systems, is Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year industry finalist ...

Intersect360 Research restructures access to reports ...

HP and NEC collaborate to advance adoption of network functions virtualization technology ...

SGI broadens access to 8-socket plus configurations with Dell for customers running SAP HANA ...

IBM Research Alliance produces industry's first 7nm node test chips ...

Cutting cost and power consumption for Big Data ...

Tsubame KFC and plans for Tsubame-3 supercomputer explained by Satoshi Matsuoka ...

Applications

Neptune's badly behaved magnetic field ...

IBM and Mubadala to bring Watson to the Middle East & North Africa ...

Tsinghua University named ISC Cluster Competition Champion for the second time ...

Rolls-Royce first company to join supercomputing initiative that breaks down barriers between industry and academia ...

The Cloud

IBM Cloud delivers supercomputing power to fuel innovation ...

OVH.com launches world's first ARMv8-based public Cloud powered by Cavium's ThunderX workload optimized processor ...

Researchers call for support for data in the cloud to facilitate genomics research ...

i-Virtualize strengthens its Cloud offerings in North America with VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Order Management Cloud and Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud, enabling order fulfillment in the Cloud ...