Singapore’s Grid Service Provider Deploys Platform Computing
Alatum will deliver a range of computing power, storage and software applications on a pay-per-use basis, on-demand and online to enable commercial and public sector organizations access to more cost-effective, integrated and easily-managed IT solutions. Combining the benefits of Platform VM Orchestrator (VMO), Platform LSF, Platform Cluster Manager (PCM) and Platform Symphony software with some of the leading technologies from vendors including Citrix, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat and Salesforce.com has created a robust computing environment for both business and technical users. Customers already using the Alatum platform include Research International, K2 Specialist Services and Vestas Technology R&D Singapore.
“Cloud computing is the future of IT and this ambitious project will support Singapore’s growth as a shared services hub for Asia,” said
“We are on the cusp of a major paradigm shift as grid evolves to cloud computing,” said
Alatum provides two core offerings for its customers: an enterprise cloud and a HPC grid based on either Microsoft or Linux-based environments. Platform’s technology will deliver the following business benefits:
- Virtual management and utilization – Platform VMO acts as a virtual controller, able to automatically detect failures and load balance the virtual machines across the entire computing cluster by following policies set by the administrator. The software also provides information on the utilization of the virtual environment to ensure high availability of services.
- Workload management - Platform OCS 5 provisions the hardware for the HPC grid and provides ongoing hardware management. This is particularly important in helping Alatum offer either Microsoft or Linux-based HPC environments. Platform LSF and Platform Symphony are utilized by Alatum for workload management on the Linux side on the applications being run by the customer.
- Resource management - To ensure that Alatum is a success, resource management is critical and Platform VMO and Platform LSF provide the necessary policy-driven dynamic resource management required to manage the virtual infrastructure.
- Easy billing - Using a single sign on portal, with full authentication, this provides users with complete transparency of their real-time usage and services purchased. When users log-on and use services, the event is recorded by the billing system. Billing information is provided by Platform VMO for data on virtual machine utilization and Perf for core utilization on the HPC side.
Alatum is a collaboration between SingTel and some of the world’s leading technology vendors to provide commercial grid computing services to business enterprises and public sector agencies. Following the project award by the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of
With its strong technology partnerships, Alatum will be the platform where enterprises and consumers can benefit from affordable, secure, on-demand access to high performance computing, software and data storage services.
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