HyperGrid is excited to announce the general availability of GPU instances on HyperCloud™. With this new GPU instance, HyperCloud™ deliver a truly graphics-accelerated public cloud within the customer datacenter without the need for customers to make any separate hardware purchases or GPU-specific licensing.
The new compute instance type provides massive scale-out performance using more processors and parallelism in memory access and is specifically intended for applications that require high performance 3D graphics and visualization capabilities. Designers, developers, and scientists can use the new HyperCloud™ GPU instances for running hardware-accelerated virtualized workstations, creating animated movies, rendering 2D/3D engineering models, and running large simulations that require graphics-intensive capabilities for rendering rich, immersive and responsive experiences.
With HyperCloud™ GPU instances, IT can deliver infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or run virtual desktops from the datacenter for enterprise users. Virtual desktops allow IT to centralize graphics and visualization workloads that require high-performance and scalability while maintaining enterprise reliability and availability for user applications. By bringing the same experience as a high-end workstation from the datacenter, IT can eliminate individual high-end PCs and workstations, simplify overall management of user resources, and help increase overall organizational productivity and geo-based collaboration. Furthermore, IT can significantly reduce their overall costs while increasing time to value for new services.
With the new GPU instance, HyperCloud™ provides IT with the ability to support a broad range of graphics-intensive applications like Autodesk AutoCAD and Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS for 3D CAD design and analysis, ESRI ArcGIS Pro for map creation and sharing, and Siemens NX for engineering design. The new instance type provides native support for DirectX, OpenGL, CUDA and Open-CL based applications and services.
We recently announced several new cloud services on HyperCloud™ for our enterprise customers. With the new GPU instance, customers now use HyperCloud™ in even more ways to address their enterprise IT needs. GPU-based VM instance provisioning is simple and straight-forward using the HyperCloud™ Portal that features an enterprise app store. IT can create ready-made application templates for app store and make them available to entitled users for single-click provisioning. Apart from making deployment simple and fast, IT has complete control over all application provisioning and resource consumption using role-based access, user entitlements, quotas and lease policies for GPU-based instances. This brings unprecedented cloud-like simplicity, agility and scale within the enterprise while preserving IT control, security and governance – giving IT the ability to respond to business needs quickly and securely while enabling developers and users to innovate and deploy applications rapidly.
HyperCloud™ GPU instances are immediately available to customers that are looking for a solution that provides massive scale-out performance for compute intensive applications. HyperCloud™ GPU instances are available to customers in a pay-as-you-use model for application deployments, just like a public cloud service, but HyperCloud™ is delivered in the customer datacenter. Customers just pay for the VMs that they deploy and no longer have to purchase any hardware, software or GPU licensing separately to deploy GPU instances.
How Can Customers Get HyperCloud™?
HyperCloud™ is delivered as a fully-managed cloud service within your datacenter so that you have complete control over entire IT environment but without the burden of managing the infrastructure. All you need to is to assess your application and virtual machine requirements to help us determine the size of the cloud footprint and your consumption bill. We deliver the full-stack appliance in your datacenter and take care of the deployment. You can start as small as you want and grow as your business does instead of making large, upfront capital intensive investments for hardware, software and professional services.
If you want to learn more or need a demo of what GPU instances can do for you, request a free cloud consultation at http://pages.hypergrid.com/request-consultation.
Badri Venkatachari leads product management and product marketing at HyperGrid. He joined HyperGrid from Microsoft where he managed the StorSimple business, which was a highly successful acquisition that Microsoft made in 2012. His team was responsible for rapidly growing the hybrid cloud storage business and expanding its market reach to more than 60 countries. His responsibilities included product management & marketing, business strategy, GTM, ISV/resale partnerships, and supply-chain planning and fulfillment. Prior to Microsoft, he led product and partner marketing at StorSimple through its acquisition and led post-acquisition integration efforts coordinating across multiple teams. He has also held senior roles in corporate strategic & financial advisory, product management and R&D for distributed systems in Turin Networks, ADC and Novell. Badri has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. He also holds Masters degrees in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and in Physics from BITS, Pilani, India.