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Open season on open source cloud

Some of the biggest challenges CIOs in financial organisations are facing are the reduction in budgets and the need to be more efficient with their resources. An organisation needs to meet peaks in demand like monthly payroll runs, batch processing, or use of customer facing applications. Ideally, it needs to cost nothing when it’s not in […]

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Red Hat Forum event report – Ansible and Containers dominate

I’ve just returned from a very warm Frankfurt where I was able to experience ISC on the opening day. This was courtesy of Red Hat who were holding their EMEA Partner Conference which was the main reason for me being there. This blog is about that event as I’m sure there will be plenty of […]

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OCF and MRC eMedLab win at the UK Cloud Awards

I’m delighted to share with you that OCF and MRC eMedLab won an award this week at the UK Cloud Awards for the ‘Best Public Sector Project’ category. Creating a new HPC cloud environment for the MRC eMedLab consortium has been an exciting project for us over the past two years. MRC eMedLab is a […]

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Working with the cloud at eMedLab

The dust is just beginning to settle on a busy few months integrating a new cloud HPC system for hundreds of world-leading biomedical researchers working at eMedLab. You might have read about the successful launch on Computing or Computer Weekly. The system is one of the first in the UK and is technically innovative, hence […]

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The OpenStack Story – and why it’s not Virtualisation!

OpenStack is a fairly young project in terms of IT technology. It began when Rackspace and NASA jointly developed their own Infrastructure as a Service and launched their free cloud platform in 2010. We’ve only really started to see its adoption in the past two to three years. A new version of OpenStack is released […]

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Cloud for Scientific Research

Most universities have some form of cloud infrastructure in place already, for both graduate level students and staff, such as Office365 or Drop Box; HR, payroll or finance services. But, cloud is only just taking off with university-based, post-grad researchers. Researchers want to be able to access research data without delays, and they want a […]

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Opening up the world of High Performance Computing

The adoption of High Performance Computing, and the success stories from those businesses that have successfully done so, grows on a daily basis. A recent article by the Special Interest Group of Technology Strategy Board Network  highlights the market sectors where HPC is gaining momentum, and the benefits that businesses are seeing from their investment. […]

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ISC Cloud 2014

Venue: Heidelberg Marriott, Heidelberg, Germany For further information please visit: http://www.isc-events.com/cloud14/

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