Weather model migration shows the potential of non-traditional HPC workloads on AWS

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by Six Nines staff posted in cloud cio, DevOps, Financial, HPC

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When it comes to moving tightly coupled high performance computing (HPC) workloads to the cloud, many organizations have been skeptical about its benefits. After all, messaging bottlenecks and scalability challenges have long overshadowed cost and flexibility related benefits of cloud deployments. Some challenges of moving HPC workloads to the cloud that have made organizations slow to migrate in the past have included:

  • Slow, high-latency interconnects
  • Long job queues
  • High virtualization overhead and poor isolation from other workloads
  • Data staging challenges and costs (getting large data sets into and out of the cloud)
  • Moving from always-on, multi-user batch environments to on-demand cloud resources
  • On-prem clusters becoming obsolete or poorly utilized
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Press Release: Six Nines announces CLOUD CIO™, a new cloud cost optimization service.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 1:50:00 PM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in AWS, Business, cloud cio, CloudHealth, cost, Financial, optimization, reports, service, Technology

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Press Release: Oakland, CA, June 22nd, 2017:

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4 Tips for Managing Your Cloud Spend

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2017 5:09:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in automation, budget, cloud, CloudHealth, Financial, forcast, money

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The dream of moving to the cloud typically involves several financial assumptions. These assumptions will vary based on the workloads that you are moving to the cloud but the story usually goes like this.

Admin: “Hey boss, we should move X & Y applications to the cloud.” 

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CASE STUDY: Six Nines IT and CloudHealth help Cadence run faster and more efficiently through the cloud

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2016 10:55:00 AM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in AWS, Business, CloudHealth, Financial, Technology, Uncategorized

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Do you think about the cloud when you need your workloads to run faster and more consistently? Cadence Design Systems reached out to SixNines IT and CloudHealth to deliver just that.

Cadence Design Systems is a software development company and manufacturer of chip design software used in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry.

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Your Cloud Transformation: Pushing through slow cloud adoption

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2016 1:40:00 PM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in Business, chasm, cloud, Cloud Adoption, Financial, leadership, adoption

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Cloud is blowing up. Every organization, big and small, is looking at the cloud to increase agility, reduce IT spend and increase uptime. That’s all peachy, but why does adoption slow down after the first few months for many companies. Adoption typically follows an S-curve where initial adoption is quick and then it quickly falls off. The problem is:

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