Microsoft announced intentions to buy cloud-computing adaptation businessman Cycle Computing for an undisclosed amount.
Microsoft is positioning a deal, announced on Aug 15, as a approach for it to capacitate a business to use high-performance computing and other “Big Computing” capabilities in a open cloud.
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From Microsoft’s blog post about a merger of Cycle Computing from Azure corporate clamp boss Jason Zander:
“As business continue to demeanour for faster, some-more fit ways to run their workloads, Cycle Computing’s abyss and imagination around massively scalable applications make them a good fit to join a Microsoft team. Their record will serve raise a support of Linux HPC workloads and make it easier to extend on-premise workloads to a cloud.”
Cycle Computing’s CEO Jason Stowe, in his possess blog post announcing a deal, remarkable that a association has business opposite a manufacturing, life insurance, curative and biotech, media and entertainment, financial services, startup, and supervision group segments.
“We see extraordinary opportunities in fasten army with Microsoft. Its tellurian cloud footprint and singular hybrid charity is built with enterprises in mind, and a Big Compute/HPC group has already delivered pivotal technologies such as InfiniBand and subsequent era GPUs. The Cycle group can’t wait to mix CycleCloud’s record for handling Linux and Windows discriminate information workloads, with Microsoft Azure’s Big Compute infrastructure roadmap and tellurian marketplace reach,” Stowe pronounced in his note.
According to Cycle Computing’s web site, Cycle’s program now works with not only Azure, though also Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud. Cycle’s program orchestrates workflows, manages data, and “balances cloud options,” in a company’s difference and works with both open and private clouds from other vendors.
I’ve asked Microsoft if it intends to continue to support AWS and Google Cloud — not only Azure — with Cycle’s record relocating forward. So far, no word back.
Update: A Microsoft orator said: “We will continue to support Cycle Computing clients regulating AWS and/or Google Cloud. Future Microsoft versions expelled will be Azure focused. We are committed to providing business a seamless emigration knowledge to Azure if and when they select to migrate.”
Since 2005, Cycle’s program has been used to “deploy practical clusters and storage and run cutting-edge genomics, appurtenance learning, simulation, and systematic mathematics workflows for Government, Universities, Fortune 500s, and all sizes of information driven, innovative companies like The Aerospace Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Purdue University, JP Morgan Chase, and Pfizer leveraging millions of hours of cloud formed computation,” a site says.
Neither Microsoft’s nor Cycle’s blog posts currently yield sum about how or when Cycle’s program will be incorporated into Microsoft’s Azure services platform.