Platform Computing and Instrumental Extend Strategic Partnership to Advance High Performance Cloud Computing for Government Sector

U.S. Defense and Intelligence Communities to Benefit from Platform's Private Cloud Management Software

Jan 26, 2010, 09:00 ET from Platform Computing

TORONTO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Platform Computing, the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, today announced a strategic partnership with Instrumental Inc., a leading provider of architecture, design and integration services for high performance computing (HPC) and data storage in the government and commercial sectors. The partnership enhances Platform's global service capabilities and gives users an end-to-end, full service solution that maximizes the value of Platform's private cloud management and HPC cloud-enabling software solutions, Platform ISF and Platform ISF Adaptive Cluster.

As U.S. government agencies and departments evaluate the potential cost savings, service level improvements and greater resource utilization offered by various cloud computing models, there is a recognized need for a technology-agnostic platform that can support and integrate legacy, heterogeneous HPC environments while also managing a wide-range of hardware, operating systems and virtual machines. In order to maximize prior technology investments, government agencies must invest in technologies that prevent vendor lock-in and that work with multiple types of operating systems.

"Platform's ISF and ISF Adaptive Cluster can provide government agencies the scalability and performance needed to manage their data center resources while evolving to cloud-based infrastructure services and also adhering to federal requirements for open standards, compliance and budgetary requirements," said Tripp Purvis, Vice President, Business Development, Platform Computing. "Given our longstanding partnership, Platform is in close alignment with Instrumental to ensure that our mutual HPC customers are able to efficiently manage compute- and data-intensive workloads in the cloud."

"By extending our partnership with Platform, we are furthering our commitment to customers and providing them with the most comprehensive and innovative HPC cloud solutions on the market," said Paul Battaglia, President and CEO, Instrumental Inc. "With Platform's private cloud management and HPC cloud-enabling software, our team of HPC experts can better meet government customer demands and offer a greater return on their cloud computing investment."

About Instrumental Inc.

Instrumental Inc. is the leading expert in architecture, design and integration services for high performance computing, data storage in mission critical cloud computing and enterprise computing environments in the government and commercial sectors.  The Company's client list includes federal intelligence and defense agencies as well as Fortune 1000 companies.  Instrumental is based in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA, with offices in Reston, Virginia. For more information, visit www.instrumental.com.

About Platform Computing

Platform Computing is the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software -- serving more than 2,000 of the world's most demanding organizations. For 17 years, our workload and resource management solutions have delivered IT responsiveness and lower costs for enterprise and HPC applications. Platform has strategic relationships with Cray, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and SAS. Visit www.platform.com.

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