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ASF 2019 Recap: Cloud is Becoming Ubiquitous to HPC

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2019 2:58:23 PM / by Six Nines posted in HPC, ASF, FLUIDHPC

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We recently had the pleasure of attending the Advanced Scale Forum (ASF) in Ponte Vedra, Fla., a by-invitation-only summit that brings together executive end-users of high-performance computing (HPC), AI and Big Data with leading solution providers in those fields. Having attended last year’s ASF in Austin, Texas, we were thrilled to see some familiar faces and reconnect with the industry’s leading HPC experts. And while this was our second time attending the event, it was also full of firsts – our first time conducting in-depth executive, media and analyst briefings at the event; sponsoring a leadership networking session; and participating in one of the summit’s exclusive panel discussions.   

During the summit, Six Nines’ Managing Director, Eric Terrell, joined the ranks of
 distinguished speakers from Hyperion Research, Intel, Comcast and Dell EMC, among others, to address the convergence of HPC with cloud computing, AI/ML, Deep Learning, IoT, Big Data, etc, and the unique data management challenges presented by the shifting paradigm. On a cloud computing panel, Eric explored cloud’s role in using HPC to power AI/ML and Deep Learning and the associated challenges with data gravity, as well as the typical cloud adoption journeys we’re seeing on the front lines with our own HPC customers.

While at the summit, we met with 60 of the nation’s top HPC practitioners and thought leaders to get first-hand insight into what they’re seeing in cloud – including reservations and concerns – as well as share our own customer stories across a number of different verticals: Aerospace/Automotive/Manufacturing, Financial Services, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Oil/Gas/Energy and  Media/Entertainment. We also leveraged the opportunity to give these leaders in advanced computing a first-look preview of an innovative new product that automates AI, ML, and Deep Learning for getting answers faster. Currently under development by FluidHPC, LLC©, the new rapid HPC onboarding tool makes it easy to experiment and train your Deep Learning and AI models in parallel at scale with AWS cluster and scheduler management.

 

Key Trends at ASF 2019

From the opening keynotes delivered by Hyperion Research and Intel’s Tom Kruger to the many panel discussions, board room sessions and one-on-one meetings at this year’s ASF – we were happy to see one clear message ring out above the rest: cloud is becoming ubiquitous to HPC. Transformation is creating a perfect storm that allows users to access geographically disparate resources. AI/ML is feeding more data than ever thanks to IoT, and cloud allows a low enough latency solution to let all this data be used in real-time. And finally, big data is getting bigger. We were excited to hear from organizations who are pushing their workloads and ML models to the edge (where they’re needed) with smart devices, including smart microscopes that can rapidly analyze and detect a cluster of cancerous cells without phoning home. While there are still misconceptions about cost, security and visibility in the cloud, there is one thing the experts clearly agree on – the changing landscape of HPC and the convergence of cloud computing, HPC, AI/ML and Deep Learning will continue to drive HPC to reach new heights of innovation at an unmatched pace.  

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The Virtualization of Media & Entertainment

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2019 10:13:31 AM / by Six Nines posted in AWS, Cloud Adoption, partner, VFX, Media & Entertainment

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There was quite a buzz at the 2019 NAB Show this month in Las Vegas, where we spent four days exploring the colossal convention center, meeting with partners and taking in the sheer enormity of it all. Hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters, NAB Show brings together 100K attendees and 2K exhibitors from 160+ countries to showcase the latest tech innovations shaping the future of what the M&E industry creates and how the world consumes.

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Six Nines to Attend the Advanced Scale Forum in Florida April 15-17

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2019 5:05:00 AM / by Six Nines posted in Insider, automation, event, HPC

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We’re happy to announce Six Nines will be joining the country’s leading technology experts at the Advanced Scale Forum (ASF) in Florida next week to share best practices for leveraging High-Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud to solve modern scaling challenges and accelerate results  

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Leveraging Predictive Analytics and AI/ML for Disaster Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 12, 2019 10:48:45 AM / by Six Nines posted in AWS

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As predictive analytics technologies mature, organizations are beginning to realize that the technology can also be used to make disaster recovery (DR) plans more accurate and perceptive. Six Nines founder and CEO, Jason Cutrer, recently had the opportunity to share some of his own insights on the topic with veteran IT journalist, John Edwards. In addition to the full story, which appeared on TechTarget’s DR-focused site, SearchDisasterRecovery.com, we’re sharing some of Jason’s additional thoughts on how AWS can be best leveraged for using these powerful technologies in IT's ongoing evolution.

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What Does Amazon FSx Mean for Your Organization?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2019 11:12:21 AM / by Six Nines posted in AWS, Windows, HPC, FSx

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Amazon wrapped up 2018 with a series of big announcements for AWS, including unveiling its new fully managed Windows file systems, Amazon FSx. Now that the new year is in full swing and the initial buzz has started to settle, many organizations are wondering, “how does this apply to us”?  Whether you’re an existing Six Nines customer or simply trying to figure out if FSx is right for your organization, our team of skilled engineers will assess and determine if the new managed file Windows service can help your business.

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From re:Invent to 2019 - What's Next?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2018 10:38:40 AM / by Six Nines posted in AWS, Technology, event, HPC, amazon, reinvent

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 As the year comes to a close, we wanted to take the opportunity to share and reflect on some of the exciting news recently announced at AWS re:Invent  the world’s largest gathering of the global AWS community  and the developments we’re most excited about for our customers heading into 2019.

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Six Nines IT Achieves Amazon Web Services Premier Consulting Partner Status

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2018 6:45:12 AM / by Six Nines staff posted in AWS, DAC, partner, APN, Premier

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One of only 35 top level partners in North America, Six Nines IT celebrates nearly a decade of AWS achievements at the 2018 Design Automation Conference

Oakland, CA – June 26, 2018 – Six Nines IT, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting partner specializing in High Performance Compute and Microsoft workloads, today announced the company has achieved Premier Consulting Partner status within the AWS Partner Network (APN). The highest tier within the APN, Premier Consulting Partner status recognizes partners that have made significant investments in technical skills and AWS expertise to drive successful customer outcomes.

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Webinar: Join us on June 28, 2018  to learn how to modernize your Microsoft apps with AWS

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 9:46:00 AM / by Six Nines staff posted in DevOps, Migration, event, webinar, IPC

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Your legacy Microsoft workloads are essential to your organization, but it’s time to modernize them. With the help of Six Nines, you can smoothly migrate Microsoft applications and data to cost-efficient, resilient architecture on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This will enable you to take advantage of the many benefits of cloud computing, including modern DevOps processes like CI/CD.

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Join us at DAC June 24-28 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2018 9:48:00 AM / by Six Nines staff posted in event, HPC, DAC

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We are excited to announce we will be exhibiting and speaking at the annual Design Automation Conference in San Francisco, CA. Please stop by booth #1236 in the Design Infrastructure Alley to learn more about our HPC solution on Amazon Web Services and pick up some great Six Nines swag. We are also speaking at the Design-on-Cloud Pavilion on Tuesday, June 26 2018 at 4:30 pm PDT. Our topic, Revolutionizing semiconductor design workflows with HPC on AWS, is being co-presented with Rescale. We hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Should you move your legacy Microsoft applications to AWS? 

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2018 12:42:00 PM / by Ben Rodrigue posted in Security, Technology, web, Windows

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While most web facing, modern workloads are primarily running on Linux, 67% Linux vs. 33% Windows¹, many mission-critical business applications are still running on a Microsoft technology stack. Many of these Microsoft workloads are legacy, and, by nature closely coupled with corporate networks and aging hardware. So, one might ask the logical question of whether they can move their legacy Microsoft workloads to the AWS like their newer, cloud-ready, workloads.

The short answer is, yes. You have many choices to make along the migration journey but, yes, you can gain the same redundancy, automation, security, and even cost controls as you can with your cloud native applications. The first decision to make is which partner to work with. As self-serving as this advice sounds, the right partner can help you make the right decisions on day one to guide you away from any pitfalls that could have cascading effects.

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