Microsoft today announced that they have acquired Cycle Computing, a known leader in the cloud computing orchestration industry. The move will help make it easier for customers to use High-Performance Computing and other capabilities in the cloud.
According to Microsoft, the combination of Azure and Cycle Computing will "open up many new possibilities" for partners and other companies using Azure. The Redmond giant also notes that Cycle Computing will help customers "accelerate their movement" to the cloud. Here is what Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure, had to say about today's announcement:
As customers continue to look for faster, more efficient ways to run their workloads, Cycle Computing’s depth and expertise around massively scalable applications make them a great fit to join our Microsoft team. Their technology will further enhance our support of Linux HPC workloads and make it easier to extend on-premise workloads to the cloud.
Cycle Computing's technologies have already helped fight cancer and other diseases. Jason Stowe, founder and CEO of Cycle Computing, offered his thoughts on the acquisition in a separate blog post:
We’ve had an amazing experience bootstrapping Cycle Computing without VC funding, building products that will manage 1 Billion core-hours this year, growing at 2.7x every 12 months, with a customer base that spends $50-100 million annually on cloud infrastructure. Today we couldn’t be happier to announce that we’re joining Microsoft to accelerate HPC cloud adoption.
Big Computing power has normally been reserved for large companies with money, and today's acquisition will make it easier for every company to harness the true power of the cloud. You can learn more about Cycle Computing by visiting their website.