In an effort to extend Azure into a potentially lucrative corner of the cloud market, Microsoft picks up Cycle Computing, a company that enables HPC applications in multi-cloud environments. Microsoft’s move fits with a larger trend of cloud providers building and buying software assets to attract those applications with the most appetite for compute and storage.
Microsoft today announced it has acquired cloud orchestration startup Cycle Computing. The company said it plans to integrate the startup’s high-performance computing (HPC) technology into Azure. Cycle Computing simplifies the process of deploying high performance computing on internal grids, virtualized environments, and in the cloud by helping clients quantify, manage, and improve utilization.
Microsoft Corp. is looking to make its Azure cloud platform more appealing for scientific projects and other complex workloads. To that end, the technology giant has today acquired Cycle Computing LLC., a Connecticut-based firm focused on harnessing cloud infrastructure for high-performance applications. Its flagship CycleCloud toolkit is used by the likes of NASA, Novartis International AG and Pacific Life Insurance Company.
In a bit of a coup in the cloud computing world, Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it bought a startup called Cycle Computing. Cycle may not have the name recognition of some of its better-known tech peers, but the startup has played a crucial role in creating today’s cloud computing industry. When businesses swipe a credit card today and instantly get access to unlimited supercomputing power, it’s in large part thanks to Cycle.
Microsoft’s cloud computing business may be getting better at helping customers with huge computing projects.
The technology giant said Tuesday that it has acquired Cycle Computing, a startup specializing in helping companies perform heavy-duty computing. That includes crunching data for developing new drugs and analyzing risk in the financial services industry.
Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Cycle Computing, a twelve-year-old Connecticut-based company that focuses on helping enterprises orchestrate high-performance computing jobs, large data workloads and other “big computing” jobs in the cloud.