Singapore grid computing service improves system management

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Alatum, Singapore's cloud computing utility, is using Platform Computing to provide virtual machine management and HPC software. Alatum, established by SingTel in conjunction with partners, delivers Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ecosystem to businesses and public sector organisations within Singapore and across Asia.

Platform's software helps manage the infrastructure behind this large scale cloud computing project, equipping enterprises with on-demand and pay-as-you-go access to data centre compute resources and software including HPC and business applications. Alatum will deliver a range of computing power, storage and software applications on a pay-per-use basis, on-demand and online to enable commercial and public sector organisations access to more cost-effective, integrated and easily-managed IT solutions. Combining the benefits of Platform VM Orchestrator (VMO), Platform LSF, Platform Cluster Manager (PCM) and Platform Symphony software with technologies from vendors including Citrix, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat and Salesforce.com has created a robust computing environment for both business and technical users.