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Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

Microsoft buys Cycle Computing to accelerate Big Computing in the cloud
Cycle Computing joins Microsoft
Thanks to the addition of the cloud computing orchestration market leader Cycle Computing to its long list of assets, Microsoft hopes to ease the process of using High-Performance Computing and other Big Computing capabilities in the cloud.

Microsoft continues its corporate acquisition spree with Cycle Computing, a leader in cloud computing orchestration. The goal of this move is "to help make it easier than ever for customers to use High-Performance Computing (HPC) and other Big Computing capabilities in the cloud."

As a direct consequence of this purchase, the Cycle Computing team and the company's technology become a part of Microsoft Azure. Cycle Computing has a twelve-year history behind, having been started by its four founders with a credit card bill of just US$8,000. In the meantime, the company grew at a rate of 2.7x every year, its customer base now spending up to US$100 million a year on cloud infrastructure.

The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, Cycle Computing's founder Jason Stowe only writing in a blog post about the company's acquisition by Microsoft that "The Cycle team can’t wait to combine CycleCloud’s technology for managing Linux and Windows compute & data workloads, with Microsoft Azure’s Big Compute infrastructure roadmap and global market reach."


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-16 (Update: 2017-08-16)