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March 2017: "InSights Success" Magazine recognises Manjrasoft amongst the 10 Most Valuable Cloud Solution Provider Companies

December 2016: "InSights Success" Magazine recognises Manjrasoft amongst the 30 Most Valuable Companies in India

November 2016: Silicon India notes "Manjrasoft" amongst Top5 Cloud Apps Companies in India.

Sept 2016: Silicon Review Magazine notes "Manjrasoft" amongst the Top 10 Fastest Growing Cloud Computing Companies 2016.

more at http://www.manjrasoft.com/SiliconReview-Top10CloudCompanies2016.pdf

Nov 2015: Thapar University developed Cloud Based Autonomic System for Delivering Agriculture as a Service (using Aneka)

more at http://www.cloudbus.org/reports/AgriCloud2015.pdf

Aug 2015: Washington State University researchers have used Aneka for Privacy-Aware deployment of Medical application on Hybrid Clouds (made up of Cloud resources from their University and Amazon EC2).

more at http://dsr.encs.vancouver.wsu.edu/Research_files/25_BigDataSecurity15.pdf

May 2015: Mastering Cloud Computing with Aneka now in Chinese!

more at http://www.cloudbus.org/press/CloudBook-China-TheHinduMay2015.pdf

2014 Award: Silicon Review recognized Manjrasoft as Top 20 Cloud Computing Companies in the World.

more at http://manjrasoft.com/SiliconReview-Manjrasoft2014.pdf

Dec. 23, 2014: Indian TV Feature on Clouds, Manjrasoft and our CEO

more at Morning Light/Belagu program on Cloud computing and Spirituality, Doordarshan Chandana: Indian National TV Channel, Bangalore, India, Dec. 23, 2014.

Dec 2014: Cloud Computing news from India

Aug 2014: Manjarasoft CEO appointed is Co-Editor(-in-Chief) of Software: Practice and Experience

more at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/spe.2283/full

NetApp taps Oz cloud lab for federation exploration - University of Melbourne's Cloud Lab cooks up SLAs for ops in multiple public clouds

more at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/26/netapp_university_of_melbourne_cloud_lab/

Rajkumar Buyya, CEO of Manjrasoft, has been named editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society's newest peer-reviewed journal

more at http://www.computer.org/web/pressroom/buyya

Cloud Computing news from India

Manjrasoft's Cloud computing technology Aneka among Telstra Innovation Challenge winners

November 28, 2011 : Manjrasoft Cloud technology Aneka is named as one of the winners in the 2011 Telstra Innovation Challenge with their Cloud Computing Technology, Aneka.... for more at http://themelbourneengineer.eng.unimelb.edu.au/2011/11/cloud-computing-technology-wins-telstra-innovation-challenge/

Focus on the consumer was secret to Jobs's success theage.com.au

October 7, 2011 - 10:03AM : Steve Jobs, the mastermind of Apple who created innovative and cool consumer IT devices and applications that transformed the everyday use of technology, from personal computing (MacPC), mobile phone (iPhone) to utility... for more at http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/focus-on-the-consumer-was-secret-to-jobss-success-20111007-1lccc.html

Manjrasoft's Aneka Platform for Grid and Cloud Computing finalist for Telstra Innovation Challenge

9 Sep 2011 Melbourne - The Aneka Platform for Grid and Cloud Computing, originally developed by the CLOUDS Lab and commercialised by Manjrasoft, has been selected as one of the finalists for the Telstra Innovation Challenge Award in Australia. As part of this challenge they also have the "People's Choice Award" where you can vote for an entry of your choice.

The entry is "Aneka: Cloud Platform for Elastic Applications", which happens to appear as the first one in the list. Voting closes on 15 September at 5:00pm AEST at http://labs.telstra.com/peopleschoice

 

Manjrasoft's Aneka featured in AARNet News (Australia's Academic and Research Network) – August 2011, Australia

AARNet has been effective in making representations to government on policy, legislation, strategy and programs to improve the telecommunications facilities and services available not only to the education and research sector but also to the whole Australian community.

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Advanced Data Processing Research Institute (ADRIN) uses Aneka Cloud Application Development Platform for building their new generation applications – August 2nd ,2011, Melbourne Australia

Advanced Data Processing Research Institute (ADRIN) is one of India’s leading research and development centers under the Department of Space, Government of India specializing in developing software for data processing, GIS (Geographical Information System), and Image Processing applications.

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Manjrasoft Pty Ltd named "Startup of the Day" by Microsoft - January 18, 2011, Melbourne, Australia.

Manjrasoft Pty Ltd – a first-of-its-kind in the cloud computing market as the only vendor offering a platform for programming parallel and distributed applications on clouds using multiple programming models such as Task, Thread and MapReduce. Aneka has been successfully integrated with a number of customer applications.

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"We are extremely honored to be recognized by Microsoft BizSpark as a startup with great potential. Recently we also received 2010 Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific "New Product Innovation Award" for our Aneka Cloud Management Platform," remarked Rajkumar Buyya. "All these recognitions are a clear acknowledgement of Manjrasoft as a developer of innovative solutions for Cloud computing addressing the most complex challenges that application software development companies face in the Cloud environment while helping them adapt and achieve profitability".

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Manjrasoft Releases Aneka 2.0, Making Cloud Application Development Easier Than Ever - November 10, 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

Manjrasoft announces the release of Aneka Cloud Application Development Platform (CAP), version 2.0, which features cloud application development platform supporting multiple programming models such as Task, Thread, and MapReduce along with a Design Explorer necessary for rapid construction of Cloud applications and implementation of dynamic provisioning on private, public or hybrid cloud, based on an organization’s individual business requirements. This significantly simplifies rapid HPC application development, deployment and operations while enabling organization to take advantage of harnessing Cloud resources with no extra effort to change their existing application setup.

"A few minor bug fixes, back-end tune-ups and enhancements to Aneka are Parallel programming APIs. There is now greater diversity in accessing major cloud providers such as Amazon AWS, GoGrid, Citrix, and full support to provide services that allow users to control, auto-scale, reserve, monitor and bill users for the resources used by the applications using Aneka." said Dr. Rajkumar Buyya, Founder and CEO of Manjrasoft. "In addition we provide end-to-end support for rapidly application development using multiple programming models, accelerate, manage Clouds and their applications that spans both private and public environments out of the feature overview".

While Aneka 2.0 is available free for trial with a 3 month license, Aneka has been making significant impact through integration with a number of enterprise businesses applications for clients such as China Southern Railways, educational & research organizations such as the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), India and several other Government institutes.

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Manjrasoft Receives 2010 Frost & Sullivan "New Product Innovation" Award - October 18, 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

Leading analyst firm recognizes Manjrasoft Aneka Cloud Application Development Platform for demonstrating excellence in new products and technologies.

Also see: Frost & Sullivan Award 2010 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards     |    Frost & Sullivan Website   2010 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards

Manjrasoft, a global leader in the development of Cloud Platform and Services, today announced that it has been awarded the 2010 Frost & Sullivan “New Product Innovation of the Year Award” for its Aneka Cloud Application development Platform. The award is presented annually to global enterprises that have proven excellence in new technology and product innovation above others within their relevant industries. This acknowledgement by Frost & Sullivan accentuates Manjrasoft’s congenital ability to analyze changing market dynamics and respond with comprehensive solutions that help IT business such as Independent Software Vendors (ISV) and System Integrators (SI) worldwide, prepare and profit in increasingly cloud focused trends.

Citing the reasons for awarding of Manjrasoft’s Aneka Cloud Application Platform (CAP), Archit Subramanian, Research Analyst, for the Technical Insights team at Frost & Sullivan says, "This product offers a reliable Cloud-based development and management platform that well meets the application development needs of users. The solution is further equipped to support seamless workload distribution capabilities. The development, deployment and administration of distributed applications are skillfully managed by leveraging multiple programming interfaces. By gauging key parameters such pricing, accounting, /Quality of Service (QoS) and Service Level Agreements (SLA), the solution successfully offers strong market-oriented benefits. Backed by an affordable pricing model, the solution promises to offer users high returns from a financial standpoint."

"In this new age of IT industry where value creation and service delivery determine the market leaders and eventually impact who succeed or mislay, Manjrasoft has delivered the most comprehensive solutions in helping the IT software development industry around the world to embrace technology trends, product differentiation, increased profitability and dramatically improve the course of software development on Clouds" said Dr. Rajkumar Buyya, Founder/CEO of Manjrasoft. "This award by Frost & Sullivan is a further acknowledgement of Manjrasoft’s as a developer of innovate solutions for Cloud computing addressing the most complex challenges that application software development companies face in the Cloud environment while helping them adapt and achieve profitability."

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Manjrasoft demonstrates strong presence as an Industry Sponsor at the First IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing - October 04, 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

Manjrasoft Pty Ltd today announced that founder and CEO Dr. Raj Buyya will be a General Chair at the 2010 International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2010) which will take place on Dec. 14-16, 2010, in Chennai India, where the Company is an Industry Sponsor presents “Best Paper Award” to a research article receiving the highest quality rating from the Program Committee. Manjrasoft provides customized and scalable cloud development and management solutions, leveraging its industry-leading cloud technology; full suite of managed services; and rapid distributed application development expertise on cloud.

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Manjrasoft will hold a training session on Market-oriented cloud computing, exhibiting in the partner area of the conference. Dr. Buyya and his team will present the 2020 vision of computing and identify various IT paradigms promising to deliver the vision of cloud computing utilities; provide thoughts on market-based cloud strategies that encompass both customer-driven service management and computational risk management to sustain SLA-oriented resource allocation; and present Aneka, a software system for providing PaaS within private or public Clouds supporting market-oriented resource management

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For additional information and opportunities, please visit http://www.manjrasoft.com/ucc2010/
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Dr. Rajkumar Buyya, Manjrasoft Founder/CEO, interviewed by a top Australian IT news magazine - August 30, 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya, Manjrasoft Founder/CEO, was recently interviewed by the top Australian IT news magazine "iTnews". Dr. Buyya was asked about his company's innovative role in Cloud Computing, Growth Strategy and Implementation, and the company's future roadmap for achieving leadership in customer value and increase market penetration. This post is an excerpt of the full text which can be found online at "ITnews".
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Manjrasoft Patent on Cloud Application Platform Goes National Phase in USA and India - August 23, 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, a developer of innovative solutions for Cloud Computing, announced the filing of its patent application with the Patent and Trademark Office in United States. Aneka technology, the foundation of the company’s patent for a "Software Platform for Grid and Cloud Computing", enables rapid development and deployment of applications on private and public Cloud infrastructures.

"This is an important milestone for Manjrasoft, as we officially protect our unique and groundbreaking approach to the development and management of Cloud applications," said Dr. Rajkumar Buyya Manjrasoft Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). "Manjrasoft's core technology enables software applications requiring high computation capability to run across a number of networked computers and servers, delivering increased performance and efficiency in a cost effective way. It is one of the many key technical inventions in our ‘Killer Cloud App Development Platform (CAP)’ that will enable enterprises to accelerate their application development, deployments and management in private and public clouds".

Aneka technology primarily consists of two key components: (1) SDK (Software Development Kit) containing application programming interfaces (APIs) and tools essential for rapid development of applications. Aneka APIs supports three popular Cloud programming models: Task, Thread, and MapReduce; and (2) a Runtime Engine and Platform for managing deployment and execution of applications on private or public Clouds. The potential of Aneka as a CloudEngine has been successfully harnessed by its users and customers in three various sectors including engineering, life science, education, and business intelligence.

Manjrasoft’s patent application consists of 36 distinct claims that describe the company’s unique ability to provide a Grid/Cloud based application development platform on a network of computing nodes, comprising a configurable service container offering foundational services such as message dispatching, communication, network membership and persistence modules, and adapted to host pluggable service modules. When executed at the nodes at least one instance of the container includes a membership service module for maintaining network connectivity between the nodes, at least one instance of the Manjrasoft container includes a scheduler service module configured to receive one or more tasks from a client and schedule the tasks on at least one of the nodes, and at least one instance of the container includes an executor service module for receiving one or more tasks from the scheduler service module, executing the tasks so received and returning at least one result to the scheduler service module. These capabilities of container are utilized to create different Cloud application programming models. ...
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Australian Cloud Computing Technology is a Finalist for Google Eureka Prize - August 10, 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne, Australia. Aug 10, 2010 – The Cloudbus Project with one of its innovative technologies for Cloud Computing (Aneka) from the University of Melbourne and Manjrasoft Pty Ltd has been selected as one of the three finalists for the "2010 – Google Australia Eureka Prize for Innovation in Computer Science".

Google Australia Eureka Prize for Innovation in Computer Science is awarded to a team or individual for an innovation in computer science that has the potential to improve the lives of many Australians. This prize is awarded as part of Google's commitment to open innovation that improves the lives of people everywhere.

The Cloudbus Project, led by Professor Rajkumar Buyya, has developed architectural principles and software technologies such as Aneka that enable high-performance, scalable, and energy-efficient Cloud computing.

"We are privileged that our team is one of the finalists for the 2010 Australia Eureka Prize in the ‘Innovation in Computer Science’ category sponsored by Google Australia. This industry-wide recognition is further validation that our platform enables enterprises with the best-of-breed cloud application platform supporting multiple programming models currently available in the market,” said Dr. Rajkumar Buyya, CEO of Manjrasoft. “If an organization is considering adopting a cloud computing architecture for their application, Aneka Platform ensures greater level of agility over developing distributed applications over the cloud paradigms with focus on performance and scalability. Within a matter of time, the Aneka Cloud Application Development Platform can be provisioned on a public, private or a hybrid cloud allowing developers to build and deploy applications for solving problems rapidly on Cloud Computing infrastructure." ...
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C-DAC, India’s premier R&D Institution Selects Manjrasoft"s Aneka Platform to Support their Research and Educational Programs in Cloud Computing - July 29, 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne, Australia. July 29th, 2010 - Manjrasoft Pty Ltd today announced that the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad has selected Aneka, Manjrasoft’s Cloud Computing software technology, as a platform for building Enterprise Clouds and its innovative applications. As a Scientific Society under the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India, C-DAC is spearheading the national initiatives in IT to meet the technological needs of the country. C-DAC also offers professional training programs via its Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS), and Aneka serves as a practical platform for imparting Cloud Computing education as part of its Diploma in Advanced Computing (DAC).

Aneka offers three types of capabilities essential for building, accelerating and managing Clouds and their applications. It consists of a Software Development Kit (SDK) containing a combination of APIs and tools to enable users to rapidly develop applications. Aneka supports rapid development and deployment of applications in multiple run-time environments running different operating systems such as Windows or Linux/Unix. The management tools and capabilities supported by Aneka include a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and APIs to set-up, monitor, manage and maintain remote and global Aneka compute Clouds.

Emerging out of innovative R&D from a leading research group in Cloud and Distributed Computing at the University of Melbourne, Australia, Aneka provides tools and services essential for building Cloud Computing applications. As a result of its rich support for various programming models for application development, Aneka has emerged as a de-facto platform for teaching Cloud application programming concepts. Based on a flexible service-oriented architecture, Aneka provides them with the right set of tools to explore different aspects of composing a Cloud Computing solution: resource management and provisioning, application scheduling and scalability on demand, and customer billing. Plus, its extensible architecture will allow them experiment with new algorithms and application programming models for the Cloud.

With Aneka-based educational programs, C-DAC will play a leading role in training professionals with skills in Cloud Computing and make them ready for their careers in the industry. Recent advances in infrastructure hosting, media streaming, web centric software development, utility computing have made Cloud Computing a requirement to be on the competitive edge. As security remains a major area of concern in the Cloud arena, Manjrasoft has long recognized the importance of deploying private Cloud resources for enterprise, research and education training purposes. Manjrasoft founder and CEO, Dr. Rajkumar Buyya, has carried out extensive research in utility-oriented distributed computing platforms such as Grids and Clouds. He has directed and maintained Cloud Computing facilities, which have consistently put the institution on the Cloud Computing ready list by using Aneka platform.

"The Aneka technology is ideal for multi-disciplinary industries such as life science, gaming, data mining, finance , engineering etc since it can be used simultaneously as both to deploy distributed cluster and to develop high performance application over cloud and it helps to educate a new generation students over Cloud Computing," said Dr. Rajkumar Buyya , CEO of Manjrasoft. "Through our unique software-based training support, we can provide premier institutions such as C-DAC with a greater level of agility over training their students in Cloud Computing application development paradigms with focus on performance and scalability."

"We are keyed up to collaborate with Indian supercomputing R & D giant C-DAC. In the past Aneka has been responsible and has played key role in setting up Cloud Computing training needs in various universities. This is a very exciting milestone of our business and we will remain uniquely positioned to deliver the most innovative solutions to the industry" said Dr. Buyya.
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Clearing hurdles with cloud computing - The Economic Times, 9th Feb, 2010

The MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), based in Bangalore, is one of the premier autonomous universities in the country and offers engineering and medical courses. To cope with technological advancements, it required a software solution which could help the students obtain updated study material.

Moving with the Times, MSRIT needed to ensure the availability of the resources to students in order to support the practical implementation of the course. The university was also required to keep the course material up to date and to differentiate itself from the scores of other institutions in the country by attracting more and more talent from across the world. In line with the industry trends, the university created a course in high-performance cluster and grid computing so that students could learn the technology.

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As it was very difficult to programme the grid and cloud computing environment directly, Aneka provided a highly effective and user-friendly interface for cloud programming. The tool is .NET-based , making it easy for the students to program the Cloud. MSRIT also installed an Aneka-based Cloud Computing Laboratory which basically provides high-performance grid computing (HPC) solutions for different engineering problems. The solution implementation process was supported by an Aneka platform from Manjrasoft and LAN-connected Windows systems. ... more at The Economic Times.

Autodesk welcomes Manjrasoft into its partner network

Distributed 3D rendering using Autodesk Maya was one of the earliest proof of concepts developed on Manjrasoft's Aneka platform. The success of this has been cemented with the approval of Manjrasoft's application for the Autodesk Developer Network program. After reviewing the application, Autodesk has included Manjrasoft into its Developer Network, kicking off what can turn out to be a fruitful partnership for both the parties. Manjrasoft aims to work with Autodesk to deliver a comprehensive solution to Autodesk's solutions in the media, entertainment and engineering sectors.

With China Southern Railway's GoFront group wanted to speed up their 3D rendering application, Manjrasoft jumped at the opportunity to meet the need. Manjrasoft's Aneka platform would fit snuggly into the situation at GoFront.

Aneka is a market oriented Cloud development and management platform with rapid application development and workload distribution capabilities. Aneka is an integrated middleware package which allows you to seamlessly build and manage an interconnected network in addition to accelerating development, deployment and management of distributed applications using Microsoft .NET frameworks on these networks.

For 3D Rendering, Aneka enables you to complete your jobs in a fraction of the usual time using existing infrastructure only without having to do any programming.

More information can be found under the solutions page.


Aneka v1.0 is now available!

Manjrasoft took a big step when they set out to commercialise the innovation technologies being developed at the CLOUDS Lab at The University of Melbourne with the beta release of it's flagship product Aneka early this year.

After many downloads and testing from various collaborators and working with early adopters, the team at Manjrasoft went ahead with the public release of Aneka 1.0. The public release is stabilised with the bug fixes taken care of.

A trial version of Aneka is available to downloads from Manjrasoft's website.


Manjrasoft is a member of the Microsoft BizSpark program

Manjrasoft is glad to announce that it is now part of the Microsoft BizSpark program.

Microsoft's BizSpark is an innovative global program designed to unite Startups and resources to support them into a single community. BizSpark is uniquely designed to help Startups engaged in software development, by offering Software, Support and Visibility.

In addition to access to various software offerings, Manjrasoft now is within a reach of wider network of the start-up ecosystem. Manjrasoft aims to build its presence by working with Microsoft to offer complimentary solutions to Microsoft's clients and also to the other start-ups in the network who can greatly benefit from Manjrasoft's Aneka platform for cloud computing.


Since its foundation in 2008, Manjrasoft has been rapidly attracting media attension. Some of them are listed below: