IBM Platform Computing

We're on the road teaching new ways to harness big data and accelerate analytics

 

IBM Platform Computing

We're on the road teaching new ways to harness big data and accelerate analytics


Super Computing 2014 - HPC Matters

User Groups on Software Defined Storage and Platform LSF
November 17-19, New Orleans, USA

 

Super Computing 2014 - HPC Matters

User Groups on Software Defined Storage and Platform LSF November 17-19, New Orleans, USA


Maximize the Agility of your Distributed Computing Environment

Achieve operational efficiency, simplify user experience, optimize application license use & sharing, quickly address spikes in infrastructure demand, and reduce data management costs

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Maximize the Agility of your Distributed Computing Environment

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IBM Platform Computing

We're on the road teaching new ways to harness big data and accelerate analytics with software-defined storage and cloud

IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service

Deploy analytics and technical computing workloads on hybrid and secure stand-alone clusters in the cloud

IBM® Platform Computing™ Cloud Service running on SoftLayer® infrastructure delivers a versatile, application-ready cluster in the cloud for organizations that need to quickly and economically add computing capacity. The solution includes market-leading IBM Platform™ LSF® or IBM Platform Symphony workload management software and Elastic Storage data management software delivered as a service.



Meet new and peak demands

The IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service is designed for:


Add compute capacity as needed

Organizations that are looking to automatically move their workload from local infrastructure out to the cloud can add capacity on demand with Platform Symphony and Platform LSF clusters provisioned on the SoftLayer cloud and connected to an on-premises cluster. For companies experiencing new or emerging resource demands, a stand-alone cluster running on the SoftLayer cloud provides compute and storage resources as needed, accessible on a temporary basis with drastically reduced wait times.

For clients looking to add storage capacity or who require more performance and scalability than NFS can provide, Elastic Storage, based on IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™) technology, is now available as a service on the SoftLayer cloud as part of the IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service. Optimized for technical computing and analytics workloads, Elastic Storage on Cloud enables seamless transfer of files between local and cloud-based resources.

With the addition of Elastic Storage on Cloud, Platform Computing Cloud Service enables speedy deployment of fully supported, ready-to-run technical computing or analytics environment the cloud. Organizations using the service can easily meet additional resource demands without the cost of purchasing or managing in-house infrastructure, minimizing their administrative burden and quickly addressing evolving business needs.

The Platform Computing Cloud Service provides:


Achieve faster business results

Organizations using the IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service benefit from:


Leverage Platform software with SoftLayer infrastructure and support

Two solution models are available: a hybrid cluster (cloud bursting) and a stand-alone cluster in the SoftLayer cloud (public cloud). In addition to offering fully integrated workload management spanning on-premises and on-cloud resources, the solution provides a security-rich cloud environment that offers high-performance infrastructure for demanding technical computing and analytics applications. The SoftLayer platform includes dedicated physical machines, InfiniBand interconnect and the latest processor technology to ensure optimal application performance. SoftLayer public, private and out-of-band management networks are fully integrated, spanning data centers and network points-of-presence in multiple locations around the world.


Figure 1. A hybrid cloud model enables businesses to meet peak demands with near- zero wait times.
User A User B User C... User N
 On-premise Platform LSF or Platform Symphony cluster  
Workload and data 
Temporary Platform LSF or Platform Symphony cluster SoftLayer cloud Bare-metal,private,public
Figure 2. A stand- alone cluster helps companies meet new, emerging needs
User A User B User C... User N 
Workload and data  
 Temporary Platform LSF or Platform Symphony cluster SoftLayer cloud Bare-metal,private,public

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