Montana State University Builds a Centralized Computing Resource for Researchers and Students

Their goal was to build a flexible infrastructure that would let them offer compute and storage services at an affordable price. It had to be scalable in small increments, easy to administer, and able to use off-premise resources to extend the infrastructure when necessary. It also had to be easy enough for students to use, and reliable enough for researchers to count on for their grant projects.

This study will show you:

  • How Bright OpenStack lets the university expand their cluster with ease to meet peaks in demand.
  • How Bright Cluster Manager accelerated the deployment time.
  • How users submit and monitor their own jobs with ease.



Kristina Knight is a freelance writer based in Ohio, United States. She began her career in radio and television broadcasting, focusing her energies on health and business reporting. After six years in the industry, Kristina branched out on her own. Since 2001, her articles have appeared in Family Delegate, Credit Union Business, and with Threshold Media.