Adaptive Computing Joins OpenStack Community

The Moab® OpenStack-based solution provides policy-based optimization, automating service performance and reducing costs

PROVO, Utah (August 20, 2013) – Adaptive Computing, the largest provider of policy-based optimization software for private cloud and High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments, today announced that it has joined the OpenStack Foundation to bring its vast expertise in policy-based optimization to the OpenStack community. Adaptive Computing’s Moab OpenStack-based solution provides open and flexible policy-based optimization that enables enterprises to use their existing management tools to automate service performance and cost optimization for OpenStack-based environments. Adaptive Computing has implemented initial proof of concept OpenStack-based solutions with multiple customers allowing these early adopters to experience the power of policy-based optimization in their cloud environments.  Adaptive Computing will be showing a sneak peak of these capabilities at VM World in booth No. 516 from Aug. 25-28, 2013.

Moab integrates and extends OpenStack environments with its Web Services plugin architecture, easily incorporating the data and metrics of other trusted tools to drive more accurate policy-based optimization and automation to the cloud.  Now enterprises can avoid any vendor lock-in that limits performance of their cloud or software licensing savings as they look to leverage lower cost or open source alternatives.

“With over a decade of expertise in policy-based optimization and our experience supporting the TORQUE open source community, we believe Adaptive is well suited to be a strong contributor to the OpenStack community,” says Adaptive Computing’s CEO Rob Clyde.  “With the additional Moab solution for OpenStack, we can give enterprises greater flexibility by leveraging their metrics, monitoring, templates and training to automatically manage and adapt to cloud services to meet business needs, no matter what the future brings.”

Moab is currently the only cloud optimization tool capable of delivering the multi-dimensional policies and the level of openness needed for optimizing and correlating the full service workload from application and service-level agreements (SLAs) to virtual resources, physical layer and time. This is essential to be able to automate the delivery and management of services that precisely meet the needs of diverse users and multi-tier applications.  Moab’s open and customizable policy architecture complements the openness of OpenStack by providing all the enterprise value up the full cloud management stack while still keeping solutions open.

“Most private clouds were originally focused on development and test environments; we are now seeing a significant increase in IT organizations moving business (production) applications into these cloud infrastructures,” wrote Gartner’s VP Distinguished Analyst, Donna Scott.  “When this happens, the need to connect the cloud to the traditional infrastructure and existing management and processes becomes the next step.  These management adapters enable integration with monitoring, performance, configuration, incident, problem and change management tooling.”*

Adaptive’s Moab OpenStack-based solution provides open and multi-dimensional policies so customers can fully optimize their services and savings by:

  • Leveraging specialized physical capabilities or configurations in policies to optimize service stability and performance
  • Utilizing existing or future management tools and data in policies to ensure service performance and meet SLAs
  • Integrating choice of hypervisors to deliver and provide policy metrics for services and applications
  • Guaranteeing availability SLAs with time-based service placement and management

For more information about Adaptive Computing’s OpenStack-based solution, visit Adaptive Computing at VM World in booth No. 516.

* Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Real-time Infrastructure, 2013”, Donna Scott, July 31, 2013.


About Adaptive Computing

Adaptive Computing is the largest provider of policy-based optimization software for private cloud and High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments.  Adaptive Computing manages the world’s largest private cloud computing environment as well as many of the HPC Top500 list with Moab, a self-optimizing dynamic cloud management solution and HPC workload management system. Moab delivers policy-based governance, allowing customers to consolidate and virtualize resources, allocate and manage applications, optimize service levels and reduce operational costs. Adaptive Computing offers a portfolio of Moab private cloud management and Moab HPC workload management products and services that accelerate, automate, and self-optimize IT workloads, resources, and services in large, complex heterogeneous computing environments such as HPC, data centers and private cloud. Adaptive’s products act as a brain on top of existing and future diverse infrastructure and middleware to enable it to self-optimize and deliver higher ROI to the business with its:

Moab Cloud Suite for self-optimizing cloud management

Moab Cloud Optimizer for HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA)

Moab HPC Suite for self-optimizing HPC workload management

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