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Petabytes to Zettabytes: Operational Challenges of Cluster Infrastructure

In this contributed article, Mark Yin, CEO of Platina Systems, points out that infrastructure and how it will be managed is undergoing a metamorphosis due to several key factors. The solutions outlined can help organizations stay on top of complex data issues with solutions that automate infrastructure provisioning and cloud resource life cycle management.

Software Defined Infrastructure

Software defined infrastructure (SDI) enables organizations to deliver HPC services in the most efficient way possible, optimizing resource utilization to accelerate time to results and reduce costs. Software Defined Infrastructure is the foundation for a fully integrated environment, optimizing compute, storage and networking infrastructure to quickly adapt to changing business requirements, and dynamically managing workloads and data, transforming a static infrastructure into a workload- , resource- and data-aware environment.