I had the privilege of speaking at the OpenStack Summit in Austin last month about Cluster-as-a-Service (Caas). This brief talk has been featured on the OpenStack Summit website, and I encourage you to take a look and learn more about how your OpenStack environment can benefit from CaaS.
CaaS allows end users of an OpenStack private cloud to quickly and easily spin up large numbers of sophisticated, isolated, and secure cluster infrastructures within their private cloud environment. These cluster infrastructures have their own, single-pane-of-glass management infrastructure, and can easily be managed by end users rather than by cluster administrators alone.
Originally developed by Bright Computing for the deployment of HPC environments within OpenStack private clouds, CaaS deploys a ready-to-use HPC cluster, preconfigured with all of the required HPC libraries, compilers, workload managers, and other tools that users need to quickly start running HPC workloads. In addition to this kind of HPC deployment, Bright solutions are capable of seamlessly deploying Hadoop/Spark, Ceph, OpenStack, and many other clustered environments “as-a-service.”
As a result, Bright and its “Anything-as-a-Service” capabilities are ideal for use in training environments, research and development, virtualized labs, environments where security and compliance are critical, hybrid HPC environments, and more.
Watch my talk from OpenStack Summit 2016 Austin on YouTube or here:
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 711315 Bright Beyond HPC