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Primeur weekly 2012-10-01

The Cloud

Bright Computing and Univa offer combined cluster & workload management solution ...

SDSC and DuraSpace announce Cloud Storage Agreement ...

Brocade demonstrates industry's first service-oriented orchestration combining OpenStack and Ethernet fabric technologies ...

PeakColo aims for the Cloud with Brocade VCS fabric technology ...

Brookings Health System selects ClearDATA Virtual Data Center service for HIPAA-compliant Cloud hosting of IT infrastructure ...

CLASS Conference team to issue Call for Participation ...

HP introduces ProLiant Gen8 servers that enhance virtualized performance and facilitate move to Cloud ...

IBM launches global initiatives to help managed service providers capture burgeoning Cloud opportunity ...

ATIVAS is the first company in Brazil to adopt Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 ...

Outsourcing Inc. implements private Cloud infrastructure with Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 ...

Towers Watson introduces life insurance financial modelling on a Cloud Computing Grid ...

EuroFlash

London transport gets moving with projectiondesign ...

SARA to organize e-Infrastructure Colloquium on Open Repository of Web Data ...

Big Data analytics computing requires maverick fabric ...

NetApp storage helps CERN unlock the secrets of the universe ...

First EUDAT conference takes place in Barcelona 22nd - 24th October 2012 ...

USFlash

URS taps SGI for 500 Teraflop supercomputer for DOE National Energy Technology Lab ...

Adapteva creates Kickstarter Campaign to fund supercomputing platform ...

Dell and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign create preservation archive with open source Fedora repository software ...

Fujitsu selects Brocade network for Australia's fastest supercomputer ...

Autonomy, an HP company, unveils HP Application Information Optimizer 7.0 ...

IBM adds smarter storage to Queensland Sugar for improved efficiency and cost savings ...

Simulations on supercomputers uncover flashy secrets of merging black holes ...

Oracle achieves record TPC-C Benchmark result on 2 processor system ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite for mission-critical environments ...

New $2.6 million study uses video cards to bring effective, inexpensive supercomputing to hospitals for safer CT scans ...

SDSC and DuraSpace announce Cloud Storage Agreement

24 Sep 2012 San Diego - DuraSpace and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, have signed a partnership under which DuraSpace's DuraCloud organisation and SDSC's Cloud storage services have become fully integrated to provide additional preservation services and storage for researchers, students, academics, and industry users.

Customers now have the option of choosing the world's largest academic Cloud storage system through DuraCloud. Access to commercial Cloud providers Amazon and Rackspace along with SDSC Cloud Storage are available simultaneously through DuraCloud, a single, web-based platform.

"SDSC is an important strategic partner for us in that they are the first academic-based production Cloud offering and we envision together building an academic-based open cloud infrastructure with a layer of services provided by DuraCloud", stated DuraSpace CEO Michele Kimpton.

"SDSC is pleased to deploy its OpenStack-based cloud storage service to support essential data preservation services for academic institutions and other users", stated Ron Joyce, SDSC’s associate director of IT services. "This new partnership is a win-win for both of us. It provides SDSC with a new avenue of potential opportunities in the academic community as we look to fill a critical gap in academic data management services for institutions across the country, and gives DuraCloud expanded resources with which to grow their own customer base."

DuraCloud and SDSC's Cloud storage combined services integration gives customers the following benefits:

  • SDSC's Cloud storage is providing colleges and universities with the ability to meet institutional storage and preservation requirements in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.
  • Universities can access both commercial and academic Cloud storage through a single provider and web application, DuraCloud.
  • Customers can have a single service agreement and contract with DuraSpace and get access to all Cloud providers, including Amazon, SDSC, and RackSpace.
SDSC's Cloud storage services provides academic and research partners with a cost-effective way to store, share, and archive data, including extremely large data sets. Utilizing the open standard Cloud storage software, OpenStack, with Swift Object Storage, content is written to multiple physical storage arrays simultaneously, ensuring at least two verified copies exist on different servers at all times. Once objects are in the SDSC Cloud they are immediately available over the web to other users, the public, or just the content originator. By assigning a URL to each file or container created, SDSC's Cloud provides a simple way to expose and share any amount of data.
Source: San Diego Supercomputer Center

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-10-01

The Cloud

Bright Computing and Univa offer combined cluster & workload management solution ...

SDSC and DuraSpace announce Cloud Storage Agreement ...

Brocade demonstrates industry's first service-oriented orchestration combining OpenStack and Ethernet fabric technologies ...

PeakColo aims for the Cloud with Brocade VCS fabric technology ...

Brookings Health System selects ClearDATA Virtual Data Center service for HIPAA-compliant Cloud hosting of IT infrastructure ...

CLASS Conference team to issue Call for Participation ...

HP introduces ProLiant Gen8 servers that enhance virtualized performance and facilitate move to Cloud ...

IBM launches global initiatives to help managed service providers capture burgeoning Cloud opportunity ...

ATIVAS is the first company in Brazil to adopt Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 ...

Outsourcing Inc. implements private Cloud infrastructure with Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 ...

Towers Watson introduces life insurance financial modelling on a Cloud Computing Grid ...

EuroFlash

London transport gets moving with projectiondesign ...

SARA to organize e-Infrastructure Colloquium on Open Repository of Web Data ...

Big Data analytics computing requires maverick fabric ...

NetApp storage helps CERN unlock the secrets of the universe ...

First EUDAT conference takes place in Barcelona 22nd - 24th October 2012 ...

USFlash

URS taps SGI for 500 Teraflop supercomputer for DOE National Energy Technology Lab ...

Adapteva creates Kickstarter Campaign to fund supercomputing platform ...

Dell and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign create preservation archive with open source Fedora repository software ...

Fujitsu selects Brocade network for Australia's fastest supercomputer ...

Autonomy, an HP company, unveils HP Application Information Optimizer 7.0 ...

IBM adds smarter storage to Queensland Sugar for improved efficiency and cost savings ...

Simulations on supercomputers uncover flashy secrets of merging black holes ...

Oracle achieves record TPC-C Benchmark result on 2 processor system ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite for mission-critical environments ...

New $2.6 million study uses video cards to bring effective, inexpensive supercomputing to hospitals for safer CT scans ...