Thousands of servers and not enough staff to manage them. What’s a poor IT manager to do?

By Matthijs van Leeuwen | July 15, 2014

Today’s data center managers have a lot on their plate. They’re responsible for more servers and storage than ever, and have to react quickly to frequent changes in demand for service. Administration and management solutions play a crucial role in helping sysadmins face these challenges.

Gartner refers to the four biggest trends that currently dominate the world of IT as The Nexus of Forces : mobile, social, cloud, and big data. Each of them holds out a great deal of promise for business owners. Mobile applications and social media provide companies with direct access to customers. Cloud services ensure that the business can always access its data and applications efficiently. Big data provides new insights into a company’s business processes and customer buying behavior. Companies that want to stay on the cutting edge of their industry would do well to immerse themselves in these technologies, and that means their data center must also be up to the task.

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Martijn de Vries to speak at ISC'14 in Leipzig, Germany

By Lionel Gibbons | June 17, 2014


For those attending the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'14) in Leipzig, Germany next week, don't miss Bright Computing CTO Martijn de Vries' presentation at the Exhibitor Forum.

Martijn will present a session entitled Bright Computing: A Unified Management Solution for HPC and Hadoop ClustersHis session is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25th, at 11:00 AM.

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Managing the Impact of Interactive Use, Part 2: Interactive Workloads via Bright

By Ian Lumb | October 16, 2013

Because the impact of unmanaged interactive sessions can be significant,[1] the concept of login nodes in Bright Cluster Manager was introduced in Part 1 of this series.[2] Although login nodes address many considerations relating to interactive use, they are designed to do so in a limited way. For example, in Part 1, the following consideration was outlined (emphasis added here):

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