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Virtualization in the Cloud

This article is the sixth in an editorial series that explores the benefits of leveraging HPC virtualization and public or private clouds. This week we look how virtualization in the clouds enables a secure private cloud for HPC.

One of the best ways to realize the full performance benefits of virtualization is to make it available through a private cloud.  The VMware vCloud Suite realizes operational efficiency through policy-driven operations.  By providing simplified operations management, the cloud solution drives greater resource utilization and staff productivity.

Cloud-based automatic provisioning enables on-demand deployment of IT services with full control over critical IT and business policies.  Infrastructure resources can be continually modified to meet workload requirements and business needs. This leads to greater user satisfaction and reduces the risk of islands of compute being established outside the centralized IT organization.

Secure Private Cloud for HPC

vCloud Suite also delivers the highest levels of application uptime while providing IT with greater control over the cost of accessing and provisioning IT services.

Next week’s article will look atthe convergence of HPC and the enterprise. If you prefer the complete inside HPC Guide to Virtualization, the Cloud and HPC is available for download in PDF from the insideHPC White Paper Library, courtesy of VMware.

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