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Primeur weekly 2012-09-10

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu Laboratories develops integrated silicon optical transmitter to carry large volumes of data between CPUs ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud'12 Panel to examine challenges of moving HPC to the Cloud ...

Numergy - the digital energy producer supporting businesses and institutions - is born ...

Dell and VMware double down on desktop virtualization ...

HP helps Diversified Agency Services transition to Cloud data centre ...

HP accelerates enterprises' journey to the Cloud ...

Anheuser-Busch InBev extends global supply chain with IBM software ...

IBM Smarter Commerce helps RadioShack deliver customer value and drive sales ...

Nutanix Complete Cluster brings SAN-free virtualization to Hadoop ...

EuroFlash

Towards computing with water droplets - superhydrophobic droplet logic ...

Swiss national supercomputing computing strategy set in stone ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks is named America's fastest growing $200M+ privately held computer company by Inc. Magazine ...

DataDirect Networks supercharges SAS Grid computing ...

EMC and Alpine Data Labs to deliver joint solution for high performance "in database" predictive analytics ...

New Zealand's vBridge selects HP Converged Storage for 100 percent uptime ...

Michigan State University to introduce students to analytics and Big Data using IBM Watson ...

IBM opens Smarter Data Center in Mexico to support clients' growth and transformation ...

IDC maintains HPC server revenue forecast of 7% growth despite flat second quarter ...

Intel Xeon processors and Xeon Phi co-processors promise to power world's most efficient HPC data centre ...

Department of Energy awards IU cybersecurity centre $437,000 grant for identity management project ...

Birth of a planet ...

EMC and VMware unveil early access programme for new EMC Storage Analytics Suite for VNX ...

New Zealand's vBridge selects HP Converged Storage for 100 percent uptime

5 Sep 2012 Auckland - vBridge, a New Zealand-based IT infrastructure service provider, has selected HP Converged Storage to cost-effectively support the increased capacity demands of its hosted infrastructure services. Following the massive 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, vBridge experienced a 1,100 percent increase in demand for its virtualized infrastructure services. This rapid growth required vBridge to upgrade its data centre.

vBridge seamlessly expanded its HP Converged Infrastructure with a significant investment in HP Converged Storage, a product portfolio built from the ground up to meet the needs of today's data centres by offering industry-leading storage technologies. vBridge chose to deploy 25 HP LeftHand Storage nodes and has had no customer downtime in a city that has experienced approximately 10,000 earthquakes since the company's 2010 inception.

"To gain a competitive advantage in a region that offers companies one of the world's largest selection of public Cloud service providers, launching vBridge required a data center that was affordable and met the performance expectations of clients with intensive data-management requirements", stated Hamish Roy, director, vBridge. "In addition to being 75 percent more cost-effective than competitive solutions, HP LeftHand Storage provided the scale we needed to keep pace with rapid growth, as well as the reliability of around-the-clock data protection, which is critical to our clients."

HP LeftHand Storage offers enterprise-class application availability and disaster-recovery features for automated failover or failback without the complexity or cost. Optimized for virtualized environments, it provides continuous data and application availability to meet changing demands in real time.

Upon adding new HP LeftHand Storage systems, which are easily installed in 30 minutes, vBridge achieved near-immediate return on investment (ROI). The systems' modular design lowers energy and data-centre footprint costs compared to traditional storage area network (SAN) solutions, which require other supporting infrastructure to maintain.

HP Peer Motion storage federation enables vBridge to quickly move, redistribute or balance data workloads among its HP LeftHand Storage clusters at the master-data-centre level without business disruption. This greatly simplifies data-center management and maximizes capacity utilization, while eliminating the need to manage individual storage devices at disparate locations. As a result, vBridge executives can easily re-allocate administrative resources to customize solutions for clients and grow its business. Transparently shifting data to systems with available capacity through federated thin provisioning also reduces the need for future storage purchases.

By enabling companies to move their on-premise data to a virtualized environment, vBridge estimates it has mitigated its customers’ business continuity risk by as much as 85 percent.

"In the competitive Cloud-computing market, managed service providers must offer storage services that boost clients' ROI and always-on access while minimizing their IT administration demands", stated Mike Prieto, vice president and general manager, Storage, Asia Pacific and Japan, HP. "HP LeftHand Storage provides the efficiencies, simplicity and scalability to meet the business goals of vBridge and its customers."
Source: HP

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Primeur weekly 2012-09-10

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu Laboratories develops integrated silicon optical transmitter to carry large volumes of data between CPUs ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud'12 Panel to examine challenges of moving HPC to the Cloud ...

Numergy - the digital energy producer supporting businesses and institutions - is born ...

Dell and VMware double down on desktop virtualization ...

HP helps Diversified Agency Services transition to Cloud data centre ...

HP accelerates enterprises' journey to the Cloud ...

Anheuser-Busch InBev extends global supply chain with IBM software ...

IBM Smarter Commerce helps RadioShack deliver customer value and drive sales ...

Nutanix Complete Cluster brings SAN-free virtualization to Hadoop ...

EuroFlash

Towards computing with water droplets - superhydrophobic droplet logic ...

Swiss national supercomputing computing strategy set in stone ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks is named America's fastest growing $200M+ privately held computer company by Inc. Magazine ...

DataDirect Networks supercharges SAS Grid computing ...

EMC and Alpine Data Labs to deliver joint solution for high performance "in database" predictive analytics ...

New Zealand's vBridge selects HP Converged Storage for 100 percent uptime ...

Michigan State University to introduce students to analytics and Big Data using IBM Watson ...

IBM opens Smarter Data Center in Mexico to support clients' growth and transformation ...

IDC maintains HPC server revenue forecast of 7% growth despite flat second quarter ...

Intel Xeon processors and Xeon Phi co-processors promise to power world's most efficient HPC data centre ...

Department of Energy awards IU cybersecurity centre $437,000 grant for identity management project ...

Birth of a planet ...

EMC and VMware unveil early access programme for new EMC Storage Analytics Suite for VNX ...