Optimize HPC on Azure
Moving high-performance computing workloads to the cloud can be a time-consuming and often impossible process due to the cloud data infrastructure capabilities not meeting the application requirements. Azure NetApp Files–a native Microsoft Azure service–enables you to move workloads to the cloud at great scale and speed to ensure maximum commercial value and faster time to market.
- Unprecedented Cloud Performance: The Azure NetApp Files performance operates at sub-millisecond latencies, which is unprecedented across any cloud file service. This enables companies to move and operate their performance hungry HPC workloads in the cloud as if those applications were on-premises.
- Large-Scale Shared Access: Azure NetApp Files offers wide-scale access to both Linux and Windows file shares so highly parallelized HPC architectures can grow their compute node count and effectively reduce computational time.
- Simple & Easy Scalability: Adjust the capacity and performance of a given volume to expand and contract on-demand within the Azure portal.
High Performance Computing on Azure: Hear What Customers Say
Cloud adoption and Azure’s HPC capabilities massively improved the operations of one of the largest energy companies in the world by transforming on-premises applications into accessible cloud applications.
“Azure NetApp Files was a lifesaver here. We have seen amazing performance increases. For simulations that took over a month to run, now are taking a few hours.”
– Digital Transformation Engineer E&P, Repsol
Managing Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Workflows in Azure
For Electronic Design Automation (Semiconductor design) applications like Cadence, Mentor Graphics, and Synopsys, the reliance on file data performance is a key component to the speed of development and test (simulation) runs. How fast simulations complete has a direct impact on how quickly your development teams get chips designed and the less time–and money–you spend on the costly application licenses.
Get Your Azure NetApp Files Questions Answered
High performance computing environments need high-speed storage performance, faster access to cloud-based data, and lower cost and resource demands.
Azure NetApp Files is a first-party Azure service, so you get best-in-class service performance (throughput and latency) delivered and supported directly through Microsoft. Plus, you consume it from the Azure portal – no extra licenses to worry about.
NetApp brings decades of experience ensuring even the most critical applications always have access to their data. With Azure NetApp Files, you can be confident that the service will be available when your HPC applications require it most.