We have been talking about the dynamic data center concept for a while now. In case you’re not familiar with it, the idea is to build a clustered environment that can handle the ever-changing mix of workloads that users in modern organizations expect to run. Today it may be a big HPC job. Tomorrow it may be a data-intensive big data day. Or maybe the DevOps team needs to spin up several different clusters quickly to test a new capability they’re working on. Sounds like a job for…dynamic data center!
OK, maybe providing a dynamic data center won’t turn you into a super hero, but it can go a long way towards making your life easier, and making your users happier. How? We recently chronicled a case study of a major electronics company in Europe that deployed their own dynamic data center. They started out a few years back with a straightforward HPC cluster, but evolved to embrace the concept of the dynamic data center to meet the needs of the 10,000+ customers running over 30+ applications.
You can read about how they did it in this case study: European Electronics Company Deploys Dynamic Data Center.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 711315 Bright Beyond HPC