GigaIO Announces Availability of FabreX for vScaler Cloud Platform

 

Offering optimises the performance of rapidly growing data-intensive networks

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GigaIO, the creators of the next-generation data centre network architecture and connectivity solutions, today announced availability of FabreX for vScaler’s management interface. As the industry’s first in-memory network, FabreX will bolster vScaler’s cloud appliances for artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, biotechnology and big data analytics.

“GigaIO entered a strategic partnership with vScaler in November 2019 to bring their excellent user interface and ease of use into the FabreX environment,” says Alan Benjamin, CEO of GigaIO. “FabreX’s integration with vScaler delivers an elegant and straight forward way for customers to improve resource utilisation and create highly-composable, unified infrastructures. I am thrilled this optimisation has finally come to fruition and is available to the general public.”

vScaler is a private cloud platform built on open source technology (OpenStack) that enables the design of a secure, scalable, cost effective and flexible infrastructure for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads of all sizes. The technology allows users to dynamically provision physical servers on demand from pools of bare-metal resources, and features application specific software stacks and frameworks that are capable of meeting highly specific size requirements.

“The combination of FabreX and vScaler offers a flexible alternative paradigm where we can compose resources that efficiently map to applications, rather than providing static resources that are only partially-used,” comments David Power, director and chief technology officer of vScaler. “It is this dynamic configurability that makes FabreX an ideal partner solution for our cloud platform.”

FabreX enhances vScaler’s ability to enable autonomous high-performance computing workloads, delivering improved resource utilisation and decreased latency in the computing cluster to minimise overall system costs. The switch integrates compute, acceleration, storage and input/output (IO) communication into a single‐system cluster to create the industry’s first in-memory network. FabreX facilitates direct communication between multiple servers, natively running Message Passing Interface (MPI) applications, containers and hypervisors so application servers can utilise accelerators and storage located in other servers without going through their respective central processing unit.

Additionally, FabreX for vScaler integrates with Slurm, a scalable, open-source management system for Linux clusters of all sizes. Built on OpenStack software, the optimisation enables users to experience the benefits of system efficiency and agility that containerisation affords, including access and support for containerised environments such as Docker and Kubernetes. Users will benefit from the feature rich environment and performance as they provision their workloads provided by FabreX and vScaler.

About GigaIO
GigaIO is creating the Next Generation Network, providing hyper-performance and extreme flexibility. The result is optimised rack and cluster system performance and a greatly reduced total cost of ownership. With the innovative GigaIO FabreX™ architecture, data centres can scale up or out the performance of their systems, preserving their existing investment while adding the newest and latest capabilities. For more information, contact the GigaIO team at info@gigaio.com or visit www.gigaio.com.

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