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Bright Computing

Bright Computing provides comprehensive software solutions for provisioning and managing HPC clusters, Hadoop clusters, and OpenStack private clouds. Our software and services are sold around the world, both directly and through our extensive network of reseller partners.

Bright Computing is the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software in the world. Bright Cluster Manager™, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data™, and Bright OpenStack™ provide a unified approach to installing, provisioning, configuring, managing, and monitoring HPC clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack clouds. Bright’s products are currently deployed in more than 500 data centers around the world. Bright Computing’s customer base includes global academic, governmental, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, oil/gas/energy, and pharmaceutical organizations such as Boeing, Intel, NASA, Stanford University, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bright partners with Amazon, Cray, Dell, Intel, Nvidia, SGI, and other leading vendors to deliver powerful, integrated solutions for managing advanced IT infrastructure such as high performance computing clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack-based private clouds.

Bright Cluster Manager for HPC

Bright Cluster Manager for HPC lets customers deploy complete clusters over bare metal and manage them effectively. It provides single-pane-of-glass management for the hardware, the operating system, the HPC software, and users. With Bright Cluster Manager for HPC, system administrators can quickly get clusters up and running and keep them running reliably throughout their lifecycle — all with the ease and elegance of a full-featured, enterprise-grade cluster manager.

The most powerful, vendor-independent cluster management software solution available. Our intuitive management console, scalable architecture, and breadth of integration are unparalleled in the market.

Bright Cluster Manager for HPC is:

  • Easy to Deploy
    • Answer a few questions and the wizard does the rest
    • Can install directly over bare metal - nothing to pre-install
    • Takes the pain out of deployment
  • Easy to Monitor
    • Powerful GUI provides comprehensive metrics and alerts you when there's trouble
    • Automatic healthchecks keep an eye on the cluster for you
  • Easy to Manage
    • Choose between graphical or command line UI to get your work done
    • Optimize use of your IT resources
    • Includes HPC tools and libraries

How It Works

Bright Cluster Manager for HPC lets you administer clusters as a single entity, provisioning the hardware, operating system, and workload manager from a unified interface. This makes it easier to build a reliable cluster. Once your cluster is up and running, the Bright cluster management daemon keeps an eye on virtually every aspect of every node, and reports any problems it detects in the software or the hardware, so that you can take action and keep your cluster healthy. The intuitive Bright management console lets you see and respond to what’s going on in your cluster anywhere, anytime.

Features

  • Installation Wizard - Install everything you need, including your chosen distribution of Linux, workload manager, libraries, and more.
  • Node Provisioning - Handle the provisioning of software images to nodes with ease, for clusters of virtually any size and complexity.
  • Graphical User Interface - A single, intuitive interface for all cluster management functionality.
  • Comprehensive Monitoring - Monitor, visualize, and analyze a comprehensive set of hardware and software metrics with ease.
  • GPU Management - Leverage powerful GPU management and monitoring capabilities to gain maximum control.
  • Cloudbursting - Easily create new clusters in the cloud, or add cloud-based resources to your existing clusters on-the-fly.

Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data

Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data enables you to deploy, monitor, and manage big data clusters with ease. Deploy it as a complete solution, or to manage big data software distributions from leading vendors including Cloudera and Hortonworks.

Bright’s management software makes monitoring and managing your big data clusters easy:

  • Easy to Deploy
    • Answer a few questions and the wizard does the rest
    • Can install directly over bare metal - nothing to pre-install
    • Takes the pain out of deployment
  • Easy to Monitor
    • Provides comprehensive metrics and alerts you when there's trouble
    • Automatic healthchecks keep an eye on the cluster for you
  • Easy to Manage
    • Powerful graphical and command line UIs simplify management tasks
    • Optimize use of your IT resources
    • Includes HPC tools and libraries

How It Works

Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data lets you administer clusters as a single entity, provisioning the hardware, operating system, and big data software from a single interface. This makes it easier to build a reliable, clustered big data infrastructure. Once your cluster is up and running, the Bright cluster management daemon keeps an eye on virtually every aspect of every node, and reports any problems it detects in the software or the hardware so that you can take action and keep your infrastructure healthy. The intuitive Bright management interface makes it easy to see and take action on any issue impacting big data cluster performance.

Features

  • Installation Wizard - Installs everything you need, including your chosen distributions of Linux, Hadoop, Spark, libraries, and more
  • Flexible Configuration - Bright’s configuration groups make Hadoop and Spark configuration more flexible than ever
  • Graphical User Interface - A single, intuitive interface for all cluster management functionality
  • Comprehensive Monitoring and Health Checking - You can rest assured that the cluster is running the way it should, and if it’s not, Bright Cluster Manager will let you know
  • Supports Alternate File Systems - Take advantage of Lustre as an alternative to HDFS in your Hadoop cluster
  • Cloud - Easily create new clusters in the cloud, or add cloud-based resources to your existing clusters on-the-fly.

Bright OpenStack

OpenStack is a powerful framework for building private clouds, but it can be challenging to get up and running and to keep it running efficiently. If you’re responsible for deploying, provisioning, updating, managing, monitoring, and securing an OpenStack environment, you’ve got a lot to juggle. Challenges include the interdependency between hardware and software, dealing with hardware failures, and keeping up with constant demand for changes. If you miss a beat, the consequences can include delays and downtime.

Bright OpenStack makes it easy to deploy, provision, and manage your OpenStack-based private cloud infrastructure. It provides headache-free deployment on bare metal, advanced monitoring and management tools, and dynamic health-checking, all in one powerful, intuitive package.

When it's time to build your own private cloud, OpenStack provides the framework — and Bright makes it easy:

  • Turnkey deployment of OpenStack
    • Wizard-guided deployment starts at bare metal
    • Deploys compute, storage, network and other services
    • Deploys physical and/or virtual resources (including VMs)
  • Easy to Monitor
    • Provides comprehensive metrics and alerts you when there's trouble
    • Automatic healthchecks keep an eye on the cluster for you
  • Easy to Manage
    • Best-of-breed management solution
    • Certified OpenStack distribution
    • Proven capability from bare metal to the OpenStack layer

How It Works

Bright Computing has been providing management solutions for clustered systems for many years, and we’ve brought that experience to OpenStack management. Bright lets you administer your private cloud infrastructure as a single entity, provisioning the hardware, operating system, and cloud framework from a single interface. This makes it easier to build a robust private cloud, reliably, with the resources you already have. Once your cloud is up and running, our daemon keeps an eye on virtually every aspect of every node, and reports any problems it detects in the software or the hardware so that you can take action and keep your infrastructure healthy. The Bright management interface lets you see what’s going on from top to bottom.

Features

  • Simple Deployment - The Bright installation wizard makes it easy. Just answer a few questions and Bright takes care of the rest.
  • Intuitive Management GUI - Cluster Management GUI (CMGUI) is optimized for performing daily OpenStack management operations.
  • Configure using Role Assignments - Bright creates configuration files automatically using roles, so you won’t have to manage configuration files manually.
  • Integrated Monitoring and Health Checking - Bright monitors the OpenStack software, the servers, the network, and the operating system so you can rest assured your cloud is running as it should.
  • Headache-free Networking Setup - Bright cuts through the complexity of OpenStack networking setup so you can have a working configuration quickly.
  • Manage Storage Using Ceph - Ceph allows you to pool all of your server storage into a reliable redundant storage system. This enables you to scale with ease, and replace hardware without disruption.

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