GemStone, Platform Partner On Data Virtualization

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 07, 2006

GemStone Systems and Platform Computing have announced a partnership to enable organizations to virtualize, share and manage data, computing and other IT resources in application deployments across a Grid-based infrastructure.

The solution can provide scalability and performance by increasingly parallelizing data availability and leveraging IT resources for ensuring scalability in high-performance applications.

The company has claimed that the use of GemFire Enterprise Data Fabric with Platform Symphony that helps to combat compute and data intensive challenges hindering many Grid initiatives, improve performance and reliability.

GemFire is a data grid that pools memory and disk across a grid, provides data access, intelligent task routing and delivery and enhances CPU utilization of compute resources managed by Symphony.

“As financial services firms continue to move toward large-scale distributed systems, they are faced with challenges of compute power, as well as data access and distribution,” said Simon Lonsdale, Director - strategic alliances at Platform.

“The integration of GemFire and Symphony means that as our customers’ infrastructures grow, they can overcome these challenges by maximizing their existing hardware resources, increasing revenue while reducing cost,” added Lonsdale.

The GemFire Enterprise Data Fabric will feed data to heterogeneous, distributed IT resources virtualized by Platform Enterprise Grid Orchestrator (EGO) and drive business decisions across the enterprise.

The company added that by leveraging IT assets, the solution could power multiple applications in a shared environment, improve enterprise efficiency and lower total cost of ownership.

“By partnering with Platform and leveraging their products and expertise, we can expand the benefits of the Enterprise Data Fabric (EDF) to any organization attempting to reap the benefits of Grid computing and virtualization,” said Juan Menendez, Senior VP - business development, GemStone Systems.

“This partnership delivers a best-in-class, comprehensive solution to virtualize, manage and provision resources and data across a network of nodes running disparate applications, delivering mission critical data instantaneously to large-scale applications,” claimed Menendez.

The solution will be available worldwide later through a set of distributors.