28 Jun 2017 Amsterdam - Bright Computing, a global expert in cluster and Cloud infrastructure automation software, has been selected by Hyperion Research for a 2017 HPC Innovation Award for its ability to provision and manage virtual servers in Microsoft Azure.
In May 2017, Hyperion Research - previously the HPC team at IDC - launched the award programme to recognize noteworthy achievements using High Performance Computing (HPC) resources. Organisations in the HPC space were invited to submit interesting innovation and/or ROI examples to showcase success stories involving HPC in science and industry.
Bright Computing submitted its Azure integration which is included in Bright Cluster Manager version 8.0. The integration enables organizations to build an entire cluster in Azure from scratch, or extend an on-premises cluster into the Azure cloud platform when extra capacity is needed.
Key features of the Bright Cluster Manager 8.0/Azure integration include:
Steve Conway, Sr. Vice President of Research, Hyperion Research, commented: "This award recognizes Bright Computing for their contribution to HPC innovations for academic, government and the commercial sector, and for making HPC more accessible to a broader audience through the Cloud, using platforms such as Microsoft Azure."
Bill Wagner, CEO at Bright Computing, added: "We are honoured to receive this prestigious award. We have been a long-time supporter of the HPC team at Hyperion, and we look forward to their continued success in years to come." He added: "We are very excited about the Microsoft Azure integration, the great collaboration, and the business momentum between Bright Computing and Microsoft."
Brett Tanzer, Partner Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corp., stated: "There is fantastic momentum between Bright Computing and Microsoft Azure right now. Helping organisations easily create hybrid Clouds is a critical scenario for many customers, especially those using HPC in the Cloud for the first time. We are pleased that Bright Computing is already receiving industry recognition for its work with Microsoft Azure, and look forward to more to come from this collaboration."