Cloud Is Your Competitive Advantage

| January 30, 2019

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Over the past 5 years companies have been waking up to a new reality. The cloud computing revolution has been supercharging one workload after the next. Finally, after a long wait, High Performance Computing is now ready for your use in the cloud. And when combined with that other mega trend - the rise of machine learning - this portends a revolution in product development. To illustrate why cloud is a true source of competitive differentiation, lets look at a small but illustrative example. In early 2017 Microsoft rolled out a machine type called the H16r. This instance was very modern at the time and became the workhorse HPC server type. The H16r featured 16 cores, 112GB of RAM and 40 Gbps FDR InfiniBand. This last capability meant we could build HPC clusters by stacking H16rs, leading to many happy customers. Cloud delivers cost savings and efficiencies which are nice to have. But the reason companies are adopting the cloud is because suddenly it is a competitive advantage. And conversely, using your company's precious resources on buying and managing aging hardware is a disadvantage.

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The Iguazio Continuous Data Platform digitally transforms businesses by analyzing data from a variety of sources and types to create actionable insights. Through its platform, Iguazio simplifies the development and deployment of high-volume, real-time, data-driven applications to extend the cloud experience to the edge and on-premises environments.

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Iguazio

The Iguazio Continuous Data Platform digitally transforms businesses by analyzing data from a variety of sources and types to create actionable insights. Through its platform, Iguazio simplifies the development and deployment of high-volume, real-time, data-driven applications to extend the cloud experience to the edge and on-premises environments.

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