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Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing in high-performance cloud push

Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing in high-performance cloud push

Wants to see customers tap into Big Computing in the cloud.

Microsoft hopes to make it easier for customers to use high-performance computing (HPC) and other ‘Big Computing’ capabilities in the cloud following its acquisition of cloud orchestration solutions provider, Cycle Computing.

Cycle Computing software leverages cloud resources to make computation in the cloud productive at any given scale, by orchestrating workflows, managing data and balancing cloud options. 

The company’s software works with public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, as well as with internal and private cloud environments.

“For too long, Big Computing has been accessible only to the most well-funded organisations,” Microsoft Azure corporate vice president, Jason Zander, said in a blog post on 15 August.

“At Microsoft, we believe that access to Big Computing capabilities in the cloud has the power to transform many businesses and will be at the forefront of breakthrough experimentation and innovation in the decades to come.

“Thus far, we have made significant investments across our infrastructure, services and partner ecosystem to realise this vision,” he said.

Microsoft acquired the US-based cloud computing orchestration software provider as a further step in that direction, according to Zander.

“The cloud is quickly changing the world of Big Compute, giving customers the on-demand power and infrastructure necessary to run massive workloads at scale without the overhead," he said.

"Your compute power is no longer measured or limited by the square footage of your data centre."

For Microsoft, combining the specialised Big Compute infrastructure available in public cloud environments, such as its own Azure cloud platform, with Cycle Computing’s technology opens up “many new” possibilities.

“Most importantly, Cycle Computing will help customers accelerate their movement to the cloud, and make it easy to take advantage of the most performant and compliant infrastructure available in the public cloud today,” Zander said.

Cycle Computing’s technology is also set to further enhance Microsoft’s support of Linux High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads, and make it easier to extend on-premise workloads to the cloud.


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