Kusnetzky Group Highlights CloudFuzion
January 31, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsDan Kusnetzky, distinguished analyst with the Kusnetzky Group recently authored a paper called Extensible Performance - Managing Technical Computing in the Clouds. Dan concludes " CloudFuzion, using Amazon's EC2 and Microsoft's Azure, offers a powerful tool that can help organizations needing technical or high performance computing solutions to start today without having to purchase systems, operating system software, or hire administrative staff. CloudFuzion ought to be considered as part of a flexible, high performance and yet, low cost testing and production environment."
What is CloudFuzion? CloudFuzion is an industrial strength, multi-platform, cluster management solution for the cloud. Its cloud services are cost effective allowing both large and small enterprises to virtually manage their render farm in cloud environments. The combination of such green technologies (CloudFuzion with Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure) minimize cash output through greater energy efficiency, reduced cooling costs, auto scaling, budget tracker and hardware reduction. Another unique aspect of CloudFuzion is its GPU capability enabling the tremendous power of creating GPU clusters.
Why is CloudFuzion needed? Dan Kusnetzky explains the challenges organizations face today, which all can be fulfilled by CloudFuzion, "What is the pain being addressed- more and more applications in the areas of content creation, risk analysis, non-destructive testing, architectural or mechanical engineering have been designed to use up as much processing power as can be made available-organizations are trying to do more with less and prefer not to build another datacenter-organizations want the flexibility of accessing huge levels of processing power when that is needed, but not have to pay for the real estate, systems, storage, networking, staff, or electricity when that computational power is not needed".
Dan goes further to describe what an ideal solution would entail to help large and small organizations do more with less resources, "An ideal solution would be that organizations could use systems managed by a service provider". A large number of systems could be utilized, when needed, to solve computationally intensive tasks. Small organizations could use larger computing resources than their budget would typically support. Large organizations could quickly set up computing solutions and not have to wait for the purchasing, installation, testing and support processes to be set up".
Link to Paper: http://kusnetzky.net/publications/ImpactPapers/20110123AxceleonCloudFuzion.pdf
Axceleon is the provider of CloudFuzion and EnFuzion with deployments in over 22 countries with 11 Fortune 100 companies among its customers. The CloudFuzion platform is available as a service (PaaS) and is used on larger public clouds, grids and high performance computing environments and runs natively on all major OS platforms Windows®, Linux®.
EnFuzion is deployed in power/energy utilities, 3D, financial, bioinformatics, scientific research, telecommunications and engineering, where it helps users to get more results faster. EnFuzion was one of the first sizeable deployments of grid computing technology on Wall Street in 2000 and also on all major OS platforms Windows®, Linux®, Mac OS®. To learn about CloudFuzion, EnFuzion please visit http://www.axceleon.com