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Primeur weekly 2011-09-12

Exascale supercomputing

Stevens researchers pioneer novel technique to make plasmonic nanogap arrays ...

The Cloud

Contrail introduces new PaaS service ...

IBM to power "smarter citizens" Cloud in China with System z ...

Chinese Government and Businesses continue to embrace IBM smarter computing ...

IBM broadens efforts to prepare small and medium businesses for growth ...

Platform Computing named best of VMworld finalist in "Private Cloud Computing" category ...

UC4 announces collaboration with Red Hat to enhance automated open source solutions for virtual and Cloud infrastructure ...

Aneka Platform for Grid and Cloud Computing finalist for Telstra Innovation Challenge ...

Desktop Grids

World Community Grid targets Leishmaniasis ...

EuroFlash

AMD FirePro Professional Graphics certified for New OpenCL compliant 3D modelling application ...

CWI Database Architecture Group wins VLDB 2011 C&V best paper award ...

Mellanox provides high speed connectivity for UK-based Grid computing project ...

NVIDIA enables dramatic new video processing and I/O capability for Quadro and Tesla GPUs ...

USFlash

AMD ships first "Bulldozer" processors ...

Top scientists head for Australia to talk SKA ...

C-DAC announces first-of-its-kind industry relevant Global Certification Programme for HPC professionals ...

Magnetic fields keep Milky Way's central black hole hungry - for now ...

"Culturomics 2.0" forecasts human behaviour by supercomputing global news ...

Emerson Network Power launches first fanless embedded computer featuring second generation Intel processor ...

UC San Diego invention saving consumers trillions of watt hours and millions of dollars ...

3M and IBM to develop new types of adhesives to create 3D semiconductors ...

Strong growth continues in the worldwide disk storage systems market in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

Ongoing infrastructure investments carry storage software revenues to seventh consecutive quarter of growth in 2011, according to IDC ...

Special report highlights 'greatest hits' of scientific supercomputing ...

Oracle delivers Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.3, simplifies testing for Oracle's Siebel CRM ...

Platform Computing named best of VMworld finalist in "Private Cloud Computing" category

7 Sep 2011 Toronto - Platform Computing's private Cloud management solution, Platform ISF, was recognized as the finalist in the "Private Cloud Computing" category for the 2011 Best of VMWorld awards. Now in its fifth year, the Best of VMworld awards are decided by a team of independent industry experts and editors appointed by TechTarget's SearchServerVirtualization.com. With 250 entrants across nine categories, Platform ISF was selected for its merits in innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use.

"Enterprises want to preserve their historical investment in VMware virtualization but recognize that private Clouds are much more than VMware. Companies increasingly look to support other hypervisors and automate both the initial provisioning but also the flexing of services in one solution. Platform ISF simplifies the path to private Cloud without forcing lock-in to one particular vendor's configuration and by automating the building of mixed virtual and physical tiers", stated Jay Muelhoefer, VP of Marketing at Platform Computing. "After a review by a team of knowledgeable judges at the industry's premier virtualization conference, we are thrilled that Platform ISF was found to be one of the best private Cloud management solutions available."

Platform Computing has applied its nearly 20-year history as an industry leader in Grid and distributed computing to develop a next-generation Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Cloud management solution that enables enterprises to build and run private and hybrid Clouds. This latest recognition as a Best of VMworld finalist comes just shortly after a report by the analyst firm Forrester Research that placed Platform ISF at the top of the competitive heap in an evaluation of 15 industry-leading private Cloud vendors. Platform ISF eliminates the silos created by vertically integrated vendor stacks that hinder efficiency in heterogeneous environments, thus enabling enterprises to maximize resources available from both virtualized and legacy IT infrastructure.

For IT administrators, Platform ISF utilizes a "single Cloud pane" that unifies operational management and enables efficient consolidation of service level agreements (SLA) across applications into one view encompassing both virtual and physical realms. Because Platform ISF is technology-agnostic, it can operate in heterogeneous environments and act as the neutral management layer for pulling resources into a unified environment, independent of location or ownership of resources.

Source: Platform

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-09-12

Exascale supercomputing

Stevens researchers pioneer novel technique to make plasmonic nanogap arrays ...

The Cloud

Contrail introduces new PaaS service ...

IBM to power "smarter citizens" Cloud in China with System z ...

Chinese Government and Businesses continue to embrace IBM smarter computing ...

IBM broadens efforts to prepare small and medium businesses for growth ...

Platform Computing named best of VMworld finalist in "Private Cloud Computing" category ...

UC4 announces collaboration with Red Hat to enhance automated open source solutions for virtual and Cloud infrastructure ...

Aneka Platform for Grid and Cloud Computing finalist for Telstra Innovation Challenge ...

Desktop Grids

World Community Grid targets Leishmaniasis ...

EuroFlash

AMD FirePro Professional Graphics certified for New OpenCL compliant 3D modelling application ...

CWI Database Architecture Group wins VLDB 2011 C&V best paper award ...

Mellanox provides high speed connectivity for UK-based Grid computing project ...

NVIDIA enables dramatic new video processing and I/O capability for Quadro and Tesla GPUs ...

USFlash

AMD ships first "Bulldozer" processors ...

Top scientists head for Australia to talk SKA ...

C-DAC announces first-of-its-kind industry relevant Global Certification Programme for HPC professionals ...

Magnetic fields keep Milky Way's central black hole hungry - for now ...

"Culturomics 2.0" forecasts human behaviour by supercomputing global news ...

Emerson Network Power launches first fanless embedded computer featuring second generation Intel processor ...

UC San Diego invention saving consumers trillions of watt hours and millions of dollars ...

3M and IBM to develop new types of adhesives to create 3D semiconductors ...

Strong growth continues in the worldwide disk storage systems market in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

Ongoing infrastructure investments carry storage software revenues to seventh consecutive quarter of growth in 2011, according to IDC ...

Special report highlights 'greatest hits' of scientific supercomputing ...

Oracle delivers Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.3, simplifies testing for Oracle's Siebel CRM ...