Digipede Technologies Releases Digipede Network 3.1, Bringing Grid Computing to New Microsoft Platforms

Lafayette, California (EastBayDaily) — Leading grid software provider Digipede™ Technologies (http://www.digipede.net) today announced general availability of version 3.1 of its award-winning grid software solution for the Microsoft Windows platform. The Digipede Network 3.1 is now Certified for Windows Server 2012, Compatible with Windows 8, and fully supports .NET 4.5. This version also enables debugging of grid applications in Visual Studio 2012.

“We’re excited about bringing our grid computing software to the most recent releases of Microsoft’s core technologies,” said John Powers, President of Digipede. "This release allows developers and users on Microsoft’s newest platforms to create and deploy high-performance distributed applications with unprecedented ease. By keeping the Digipede Network aligned with Microsoft’s roadmap, we help our mutual customers become more productive as they build and deploy innovative applications. We anticipate that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 will create new opportunities for our clients to expand the power and flexibility of their grid environments.”

“Our ISV community is alive with innovation, and we’re committed to helping our partners drive the next generation of software experiences,” said Ross Brown, Vice President of ISV and Solutions Partners for the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. “Adding compatibility for the latest Microsoft technologies helps ISVs to stay ahead of the competition and give their customers access to cutting-edge technologies.”

Digipede’s new recent release also provides new capabilities directed to certain vertical markets. “Building on our recent successes in the electric utility market, we’ve included new capabilities suited for long-running, compute- and data-intensive simulation models used by our utility customers,” said Powers. “By increasing the flexibility users have in handling various types of task- and job-level failures, we can help keep compute resources productively engaged in overnight or weekend runs.”

The Digipede Network Version 3.1 also includes improved detection of all versions of .NET, further simplifying application deployment. Deployment options are increasingly important to many Digipede clients. In the past 18 months, Digipede customers have completed large-scale deployments on multiple VM platforms, on shared desktops, and on mixed environments combining VMs, cluster nodes, and desktops. Digipede has also completed proof-of-concept deployments on cloud services platforms including Amazon and GoGrid. “We’ve taken the lessons we’ve learned from dozens of diverse customer deployments and rolled them into this release” said Powers. “For example, we worked with one of our hedge fund customers on a major desktop refresh project as they upgraded from XP to Windows 7; during that same project, they expanded the power of their Digipede grid by nearly an order of magnitude. In another deployment, a major insurance company created a Digipede Agent image and rolled it out to hundreds of VMs. Our objective is to provide the simplest installation experience possible even as the diversity of IT environments continues to grow.”

The Digipede Network is deployed at leading enterprises worldwide to accelerate and scale a broad variety of applications. The combination of Visual Studio and the Digipede Network allows developers to write .NET or other applications that take advantage of hundreds or thousands of computers. This makes powerful grid computing solutions practical, easy and affordable for Windows-based systems. Additional information on the various Digipede Network editions can be found at http://www.digipede.net.

About Digipede Technologies Digipede Technologies is a leading software provider of grid computing solutions for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Digipede is led by a proven team of technology visionaries who have developed best-in-class Windows applications for more than 20 years. Headquartered in Lafayette, California, Digipede is expanding rapidly. For more information visit http://www.digipede.net.

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John Powers
Digipede Technologies