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Primeur weekly 2011-08-22

Exascale supercomputing

Japan plans to invest $1.3 billion to develop supercomputer ...

NVIDIA taps industry veteran Steve Scott to help shape the future of high performance computing ...

The Cloud

Regulus Communications launches Cloud resources for health information technology ...

ISGC 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Erlang Solutions and Massive Solutions partner to bring supercomputing to the mass market ...

Biomedical research gets its head into Cloud computing ...

HP to acquire enterprise information management software company Autonomy Corporation plc ...

Convenience store chain chooses IBM to collaborate in the Cloud ...

VMware vCloud Powered programme gains traction with service provider ecosystem, delivering customers a broad array of public Clouds compatible with VMware platform ...

VMware CEO Paul Maritz highlights benefits of Cloud computing at DISA Customer & Industry Forum ...

U.S. Government agencies embrace desktop virtualization with VMware View to accelerate their mission ...

EuroFlash

Norwegian University of Science and Technology selects SGI to take weather forecasting and national research capabilities to the next level ...

T-Platforms computer cluster is applied for simulation of biopolymers and development of the latest medicines ...

ClusterVision honours leading scientific researchers at the University of Birmingham ...

USFlash

NSF funds research to simulate geoscience field trips ...

HP confirms discussions with Autonomy regarding possible business combination ...

IBM unveils cognitive computing chips ...

Optics Express focus issue highlights research to increase Internet bandwidth capacity ...

Strain and spin may enable ultra-low-energy computing ...

SGI acquires OpenCFD Ltd., an expert in open source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software ...

SGI reports record results for fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2011 ...

VMware vCloud Powered programme gains traction with service provider ecosystem, delivering customers a broad array of public Clouds compatible with VMware platform

17 Aug 2011 Palo Alto - More than 30 service provider partners offer services that have met VMware criteria as "VMware vCloud Powered" services. The VMware vCloud Powered programme requires VMware Service Provider Programme (VSPP) partners to offer services based on VMware vSphere and vCloud Director while exposing the vCloud API and supporting the Open Virtualization Format (OVF). VMware vCloud Powered services offer on-demand access to virtual infrastructure from a public Cloud, are built on a secure and robust platform, and enable application and API portability between a customer's internal data centre and the VMware vCloud Powered service of their choice.

Since its launch in February 2011, the VMware vCloud Powered programme has gained more than 30 partners offering these services. Providers of vCloud Powered services are based in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Finland, Japan and Australia, offering Infrastructure as a Service to cater to a variety of use cases ranging from compute resources for pre-production environments to seasonal and transient workloads to disaster recovery in the Cloud. The interest by partners suggests that public and hybrid clouds are not only a strategic imperative in organisations today, but also that customers across the globe are increasingly considering, evaluating and consuming compute services in the Cloud.

VMware vCloud Powered services enable service provider customers to seamlessly move workloads from their VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private Cloud environments to the VMware vCloud Powered service and back again. This application portability is key to providing customers with the agility they are looking for - applications do not need re-writes and the broadest set of legacy and existing applications can be supported.

"We are delighted to see such enthusiasm within our service provider ecosystem to offer VMware vCloud Powered services", stated Dan Chu, vice president, cloud infrastructure and services, VMware. "Built on the foundation of VMware’s leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure technologies, VMware vCloud Powered services help assure customers that their workloads are secure and easily moved across their hybrid Cloud environments - enabling customers to be more efficient and respond better to business demands on IT resources."

VSPP members with VMware vCloud Powered services include:

  • United States: Bluemile; CDW; CoreVault; Expedient Communications; GNAX; Hosting.com; iLand; Krypt; Lokahi Solutions; MindSHIFT; NTT America, an NTT Communications Company; PeakColo; Secure-24; TekLinks; Tier 3; TierPoint; Venyu; ViaWest; Virtacore Systems; Zumasys
  • Canada: RackForce, Scalar Decisions
  • EMEA: Bitbrains Nederland BV, Nxs Internet (Netherlands); Dunkel GmbH, Wusys GmbH (Germany); Elisa (Finland); Thales Group (Austria); Redstone PLC (United Kingdom)
- APJ: ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (Japan); ZettaGrid (Australia)
Source: VMware

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Primeur weekly 2011-08-22

Exascale supercomputing

Japan plans to invest $1.3 billion to develop supercomputer ...

NVIDIA taps industry veteran Steve Scott to help shape the future of high performance computing ...

The Cloud

Regulus Communications launches Cloud resources for health information technology ...

ISGC 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Erlang Solutions and Massive Solutions partner to bring supercomputing to the mass market ...

Biomedical research gets its head into Cloud computing ...

HP to acquire enterprise information management software company Autonomy Corporation plc ...

Convenience store chain chooses IBM to collaborate in the Cloud ...

VMware vCloud Powered programme gains traction with service provider ecosystem, delivering customers a broad array of public Clouds compatible with VMware platform ...

VMware CEO Paul Maritz highlights benefits of Cloud computing at DISA Customer & Industry Forum ...

U.S. Government agencies embrace desktop virtualization with VMware View to accelerate their mission ...

EuroFlash

Norwegian University of Science and Technology selects SGI to take weather forecasting and national research capabilities to the next level ...

T-Platforms computer cluster is applied for simulation of biopolymers and development of the latest medicines ...

ClusterVision honours leading scientific researchers at the University of Birmingham ...

USFlash

NSF funds research to simulate geoscience field trips ...

HP confirms discussions with Autonomy regarding possible business combination ...

IBM unveils cognitive computing chips ...

Optics Express focus issue highlights research to increase Internet bandwidth capacity ...

Strain and spin may enable ultra-low-energy computing ...

SGI acquires OpenCFD Ltd., an expert in open source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software ...

SGI reports record results for fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2011 ...