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Bright. OpenStack. Ceph. It’s a no brainer!

By Mark Sargeant | September 03, 2015


We recently announced an integration of Bright's OpenStack solution with Ceph, which has piqued the interest of a number of my customers. Companies that span the manufacturing and financial industries, as well as educational establishments are demonstrating a desire to learn more. These organisations see the Bright integration as a way to add highly available and self-healing storage to their OpenStack environment.

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Getting your arms around OpenStack

By Mark Sargeant | May 14, 2015

In recent months, I have had many meaningful conversations with new and existing Bright customers and partners, about OpenStack.

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Spinning up Hadoop with Bright

By Mark Sargeant | March 21, 2015

In recent weeks, a growing number of clients have shown interest in Bright’s infrastructure management solution for Hadoop, so I thought it would be useful to record a video to demonstrate just how easy it is to spin up a brand new instance of Hadoop by using Bright. You can view the video here.

My colleague, Michele Lamarca, was driving the technology during the demo, and it took him only five minutes to install the Hadoop distribution—barely enough time for me to get warmed up!

Most of those reading this blog post already will be familiar with the many benefits that our HPC infrastructure management solution brings; deploying from bare metal; configure, provision, manage, monitor, and health check your clusters; and radically simplifying day-to-day administration from a single pane-of-glass presentation.

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