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Acting preemptively, SYSTEX launched a new brand, GARAOTUS, aiming to worldwide market with the leading HPC technology.
As IoT sensors and portable devices have been popularized, recent years have seen an explosive growth of all sorts of data. With the benefits from machine learning, mature deep learning technology, and GPU chipset, a large amount of data collected can be thrown into the cloud for computing and AI modelling. Hence, the significance of high performance computing (HPC) is further underlined to suit the requirements for more real time and lower latency of data computing in the realm of medicine and transportation.
In addition, industries arising from COVID-19 prevention have enabled work-from-home and contactless modes. The Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) estimated that telework will increase enterprises’ enormous demand for HPC before the pandemic comes to an end. MIC also pointed out that HPC and 5G will become the major two driving essentials for industries in the next few years. Whether it is to respond to AI and big data computing or reverse business mode and enhance competitiveness through digital transformation, a new HPC era has begun.
Acting preemptively, SYSTEX launched a new brand, GARAOTUS, aiming to market the leading HPC technology worldwide.
With ever-changing industry, the giant of information service in Taiwan, SYSTEX, has accumulated strong technical capacity for years. At the moment when most enterprises take a defensive approach, SYSTEX has adopted an offensive strategy, rolling out a new brand, GARAOTUS. It provides leading HPC technology in combination with AI on the cloud that bolsters the level of HPC computing ability for domestic and overseas enterprises and academic institutions.
In fact, the new brand GARAOTUS was just established, but it represents a milestone of SYSTEX’s global presence in cloud services. Terry Tai, Senior Technical Director of SYSTEX, stated, “The core of GARAOTUS brand is Moving Your Cloud Forward. This is also our value proposition!” This slogan highlights GARAOTUS’ insistence on keeping cloud computing technology progressing with the times. Especially in the critical post-pandemic times, they are able to leverage the leading cloud technology to help strengthen customers’ competitiveness, showing their ambition.
In addition to determination, GARAOTUS has planned ahead and worked their market strategies out, targeting the Asia-Pacific market. Terry Tai explained that as an information service solution provider, they are deeply aware of the importance of satisfying service. What is more crucial is to commit to professional and delicate service provided by professional talents. GARAOTUS team members have laid a solid foundation in the HPC industry for over a decade. Coupled with offices in Hong Kong and China, the cross-national team has a profound understanding of local market demand and channels and connections.
In other words, GARAOTUS is based in Taiwan, thinks globally, and expands their business by stages. Setting out from Taiwan, GARAOTUS continues to inject resources and spread to Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Furthermore, they have developed relations with local partners and kept on training talents so as to open up new HPC business opportunities in the market.
Intended for enterprises and organizations, GARAOTUS Cloud Platform boasts three advantages of high-speed computing.
What features does GARAOTUS Cloud Platform have that catch our eye? Terry Tai commented that the cloud platform GARAOTUS launched achieves full integration of HPC, AI-HPC (HPC incorporated into container management) and Cloud Orchestration. The front end seems like a portal site, but the back end under the hood virtually chains all kinds of APIs of OpenStack software, providing engineers and architects with various feature modules to swiftly cater cloud computing applications to users’ needs. On the other hand, in order to reduce the deployment thresholds for enterprises, Terry Tai added that GARAOTUS Cloud Platform can support virtual technology by implementing Hypervisor Management and Container Management modules. This addresses the difference among the data center environment of each enterprise. Accordingly, GARAOTUS is a right fit regardless of a physical server or virtual machine and container mode. It can even manage a cluster of VMs, enabling customers to provision a virtual environment using VM scripts under HPC structure in a short span of time.
Apart from the diversified technology applications, the most paramount value of GARAOTUS Cloud Platform lies in the capability to boost enterprises’ IT management performance. The remote support service provided by GARAOTUS Support Service (GSS) allows subscribed business users to select which IT resources are handed over to the Cloud Support center that GARAOTUS built at SYSTEX Taipei headquarter for active monitoring management. Once any abnormality occurs to machines, specialists will assist with troubleshooting by remote support.
SYSTEX has been well recognized by the industry when it comes to the level of advancement and understanding of HPC application technology. Terry Tai specified that they worked on a project related to a gene database. They took advantage of data of floating-point operation and quickly finished predictive modelling. Another example is helping universities and research institutes of Hong Kong introduce GARAOTUS Cloud Platform and realize the maximization of resource utilization in a HPC environment. In this way, the enterprise’s CAPEX saved nearly 40% while completing the building of HPC and cloud computing environments.
Collaborate with strategic partners to move forward onto the global stage. Cultivate Taiwanese software talents to facilitate paradigm shift.
However, furnished with such diverse applications, GARAOTUS Cloud Platform is built on the ground of exceptional human resources. In fact, SYSTEX spares no effort to cultivate software talents. “We systematically recruited students who were willing to delve into software infrastructure to attend Systex Cloud School (SCS). They can obtain relevant certification in the cloud service field; we are training cloud software professionals of an international standard for Taiwan. Besides, GARAOTUS can lead these excellent software talents to bring their strengths into play on the global stage when we have the opportunity to get connected to the international market,” explained Terry Tai.
Moreover, after these talents obtain certification, GARAOTUS will arrange meetings for the students to exchange ideas with the international open source software community. This is an opportunity for them to network with international talents and technology, guiding them to have a closer look at how the industry works step by step. Terry Tai said, “The incubation of the industry talent base takes a lot of time and is costly as well, but in order to exploit the development potential of the software industry, we are more than willing to make long-term investment!”
GARAOTUS, a new brand of cloud service from SYSTEX, looks to grow the international market, develop new generation talents to pass on the knowledge, and expand on future vision. Terry Tai stressed that GARAOTUS will strive to work closely with industry partners and create comprehensive solutions to tailor vertical applications to their needs, forming a HPC application ecosystem. It is expected that the “gang fight” model collaboration can help industries upgrade and even contribute to paradigm shift. Terry Tai confidently says, “We will maintain our determination to stay as a lead in the cloud service field, and jump onto the global stage with our solid technologies!”
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