PRLog (Press Release) – May 13, 2014 – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bright Computing, a leading provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, today announced the release of Bright Cluster Manager for OpenStack. This add-on for version 7 of Bright enables customers to deploy OpenStack private clouds on bare metal servers, providing a complete OpenStack solution with full life-cycle management. Manage and Monitor OpenStack software, Operating System software, and hardware from a single interface.
Integrating provisioning of the physical cluster with the Icehouse release of the OpenStack software stack, Bright Cluster Manager 7 greatly reduces the time and effort required to get a private cloud into production.
Bright Cluster Manager 7 for OpenStack automates the complicated configuration and setup operations every OpenStack cloud demands, so system administrators don’t have to manage configuration files manually. Bright’s headache-free network configuration greatly simplifies the task of networking OpenStack servers together.
Storage management is handled using Ceph, a unified, high-performance, distributed storage system. By decoupling the physical storage this way, systems administrators need not concern themselves with tracking storage in the cloud.
Bright’s integrated OpenStack monitoring and health checks let operators find and fix problems quickly, sometimes even detecting impending failures before they occur.
“We have long supported the ability to manage clusters running on physical servers, and in public clouds. Bright Cluster Manager 7 for OpenStack expands our cloud management capabilities into on-premise private clouds, giving customers more options to choose from when deploying their infrastructure,” said Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, Founder and CEO of Bright Computing. “Bright Cluster Manager 7 enables customers to build their own in-house alternative to public clouds, giving them much more flexibility in controlling their productivity and their infrastructure costs.”
About Bright Computing
Bright Computing specializes in management software for on-premise HPC, Hadoop, storage, database and workstation clusters, as well as the seamless extension of these clusters into the cloud. Its flagship product — Bright Cluster Manager — with its intuitive graphical user interface and powerful cluster management shell, makes clusters of any size easy to install, use and manage, including systems combining processors with accelerators (e.g., NVIDIA GPUs) or coprocessors (e.g., Intel Xeon Phi). Bright’s minimal footprint enables systems to be utilized to their maximum potential, from departmental Hadoop clusters to large-scale supercomputers. Bright Computing partners include Amazon, Cisco, Cray and Dell, while Boeing, ING Bank, NASA, Roche, Saudi Aramco plus Stanford University and Tokyo Institute of Technology are examples of Bright customers. Bright Computing is a Red Herring 2013 Top 100 North America Award winner, the Deloitte Technology Fast50 “Rising Star 2013” Award winner, the Main Software 50 “Highest Growth” Award winner, and Bright Cluster Manager was a “Best of Show Award” winner at Bio-IT World 2013.
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Bright Computing, Inc.
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San Jose, CA 95134
Tel: +1 408 337 6076
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