Bright Computing Releases Bright Cluster Manager 7.2

Updates include enhanced monitoring capabilities and job-based metrics.

Bright Computing, a provider of cluster and cloud management software, has released Bright Cluster Manager 7.2. The suite includes Cluster Manager for HPC, Cluster Manager for Big Data and Bright OpenStack.

Bright Cluster Manager 7.2 features numerous updates, including greatly enhanced support for running containers on nodes using Docker. Administrators and other users can use Bright Cluster Manager to easily set up a web workload orchestration system or to run other containerized workloads with Kubernetes. Administrators can configure the system, add new users, monitor the system and easily update it, according to the company.

Other updates to Bright Cluster Manager include improved integration with Puppet to simplify fine-grained control over individual nodes, ZFS support to provide a robust alternative to BtrFS for software image revision control, and support for Intel Omni-Path.

Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data has integration, featuring enhanced support for Apache Spark, as well as the latest releases from Apache, Cloudera, and Hortonworks. It now also offers built in integration for such components as Apache Accumulo, Apache Kafka, Apache Pig and Apache Storm. New tools like Apache Drill, Apache Flink, Apache Zeppelin and the Tachyon open source memory-centric distributed storage system are now also supported.

“Bright Computing has always prided itself on upgrading its product offerings to respond to new technological trends and user feedback,”said Martijn de Vries, chief technology officer of Bright Computing. “The enhancements we have made in Version 7.2 address recent technology trends, such as the rapid adoption of containers to drive IT efficiency, and support our customers’ ongoing need to stay on top of their dynamic, complex, and converging IT infrastructures.”

For more information, visit Bright Computing.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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