Cycle Computing’s software makes computation in the cloud productive at scale by orchestrating workflows, managing data, balancing cloud options, and enabling users in a controlled way. The software lets enterprises run massive workloads at scale where compute power is not limited by the square footage of the data center.
Microsoft will integrate Cycle Computing’s technology in its Azure cloud. Microsoft did not say whether it will allow Cycle Computing’s technology to continue to be used by its competitors, AWS and Google Cloud Platform.
“Combining the most specialized Big Compute infrastructure available in the public cloud with Cycle Computing’s technology and years of experience with the world’s largest supercomputers, we open up many new possibilities,” writes Jason Zander, corporate VP of Microsoft Azure in a blog post. “Their technology will further enhance our support of Linux HPC workloads and make it easier to extend on-premise workloads to the cloud.”
Cycle Computing, based in Stamford, Connecticut, was founded in 2005. According to a blog post by Cycle Computing’s CEO Jason Stowe, the company launched with $8,000 of funding on a credit card, and it never sought venture capital.
Some of its named customers are the Aerospace Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Purdue University, JP Morgan Chase, and Pfizer.