Next Steps for Cycle Computing: Joining Microsoft to bring new Big Compute and Cloud HPC capabilities to Azure

When Rachel, Rob, Doug, and I started Cycle twelve years ago on an $8,000 credit card bill, customers needed large up-front investments to access Big Compute. We set out to fix that, to accelerate the pace of innovation by changing the way the world accesses computing. Since then, our products have helped customers fight cancer & other diseases, design faster rockets, build better hard drives, create better solar panels, and manage risk for peoples’ retirements. 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. To our existing customers: We couldn’t have done any of this without you, and we’re excited to continue supporting you and the amazing work you do. Together you form an impressive community of innovative users that span Global 2000 Manufacturing, Big 5 Life Insurance, Big 10 Pharma & Biotech, Big 10 Media & Entertainment, Big 10 Financial Services & Hedge Funds, startups, and government agencies. We will continue to make CycleCloud the leading Big Compute and Cloud HPC software, but now even bigger and better than before. To my fellow Cyclers: You’ve been an integral part of a special team of bright, hard-working people that engineer great products and get things done with integrity. Customers frequently say that they love working with you and the products you build. I couldn’t be prouder. It has been an honor working alongside...

Cycle Computing accepted into Microsoft Accelerator

Last week, Microsoft announced Cycle Computing as one of 10 companies accepted into the latest group of its Accelerator program. The Microsoft Accelerator program is designed to help late-stage startups ramp up their whole organization: sales pipeline development, CEO coaching, finance, human resources, and marketing. Founded about 10 years ago, Cycle Computing has been growing strongly as use of cloud computing has grown. With cloud moving from “Why would you?” to “Why wouldn’t you?” Cycle Computing’s growth has been accelerating. Being part of this program will open even more doors. “We’re very excited to be a part of the Microsoft Accelerator program,” said CEO Jason Stowe. “In the past decade we’ve developed an incredible product that has helped companies in a variety of industries innovate faster than ever before. The resources provided by Microsoft will enable us to continue to expand our efforts.” Participation in the Microsoft Accelerator program won’t just help our business processes grow, it will help improve our product as well. CTO Rob Futrick says, “Working with Microsoft will give us access to resources we’ll use to not only improve our Azure support, but do additional testing and auditing of CycleCloud itself. This will benefit all of our customers, no matter which cloud service providers they...