September 12, 2013

CPUsage Makes It Easier To Harness The Cloud’s Compute Power

The cloud computing services from Amazon, Microsoft and others make it possible for businesses to access a virtually unlimited amount of compute power for their applications. What’s hard, however, is to orchestrate all of the distributed infrastructure, provision the right instances and to maintain these setups. Portland, OR-based startup CPUsage, which is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 today, wants to turn compute into a utility in order to help developers, scientists and researchers to use high-performance computing in the cloud without the need to spend months on setting up their infrastructure.

As CPUsage’s co-founders Jeff Martens and Matt Wallington told me, the idea behind the service is to allow anybody to take their existing applications and then allow them to run on virtually any cloud computing service available, whether that’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure or one of their competitors. That’s still in the future, though. What the company is launching today is support for AWS, with support for Azure and Google’s Compute Engine coming by the end of the calendar year.

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