SOURCE: Parabon Computation, Inc.

Parabon Computation, Inc.

February 21, 2012 06:00 ET

Parabon Announces Frontier 6 at Emerging Technologies Symposium

Frontier CODE Development Environment and Frontier Integration With Apache Hadoop Top New Features List

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - In front of an audience of some of the most influential decision-makers in the U.S. Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and other federal agencies, Parabon® announced today the next major release of the company's flagship enterprise computing software, Frontier® 6. The latest release of Frontier makes it even easier for organizations to transform existing enterprise IT resources into a single, centrally managed virtual datacenter, able to provide dynamically provisioned cloud services, extreme-scale grid computing capacity, and system-wide resource profiling -- all while continuing to support current operations.

Unveiled at AFCEA DC's "Emerging Technologies Symposium," Frontier 6 introduces a revolutionary collaborative online development environment -- Frontier CODE™ -- an integrated suite of technologies that provide Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities on Frontier, allowing technical and non-technical users to work together to manage the entire lifecycle of their enterprise computing applications. These include forums and wikis that aid in design and documentation, cloud-based editing and version control of source code, a trouble ticket system that helps engineers track changes, as well as automatic deployment and execution of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications that can be made available via the Frontier App Store.

Dr. Steven Armentrout, Parabon's founder and CEO, announced, "After nearly two years in development, and designed with input from NASA scientists and engineers, we're excited to introduce Frontier CODE, which provides everything you need to create vibrant 'code-centric communities' of technical and non-technical users alike." Frontier CODE projects allow developers, working independently or in collaboration with other team members, to develop and execute cloud- and grid-based software applications that can scale out across the entire enterprise, or even tap into "cloud" resources on the Internet.

For customers requiring distributed "big data" storage and processing, Parabon has also integrated Frontier with Apache™ Hadoop™, an open source distributed filesystem (HDFS) used by many organizations for large-scale storage. Hadoop provides fault-tolerant, scalable data storage by redundantly distributing data blocks across a large number of low-cost systems, rather than an expensive, dedicated storage area network (SAN). "The decision to integrate Hadoop with Frontier was a natural choice," continued Armentrout. "Like Frontier, Hadoop was designed to run on large networks, even tens of thousands of computers. Together Frontier and Hadoop provide a single distributed computing and storage solution that is general purpose, platform independent and vastly scalable."

About Parabon Computation, Inc.
Parabon, a veteran provider of enterprise computing software and professional services, delivers affordable, extreme-scale, distributed computing solutions to a wide variety of commercial, academic, and government customers, including such security-focused organizations as the US Department of Defense and the US Intelligence Community. A year after its 1999 founding, the company launched its flagship product, the Frontier Enterprise Computing Platform -- a turnkey, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software solution that aggregates computing capacity from existing IT resources within an enterprise to rapidly stand up secure, high-performance virtual computing environments. Parabon also offers customers on-demand capacity via the company's pay-as-you-go online utility computing service, the Parabon Computation Grid.

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