BeeGFS in the Amazon Cloud

BeeGFS is available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in two flavors: The community support edition comes at very low cost and is also available for a completely free 14 days trial, while the professional support edition adds a monthly fee. The BeeGFS instances can be launched directly from the AWS Marketplace, where you can also find details on pricing. However, it is recommended to launch your BeeGFS instances through this website for more flexibility, such as launching BeeGFS into an existing Virtual Private Cloud.

Launching BeeGFS on AWS will result in a fully working BeeGFS setup, which is readily available to store your large data sets for high performance access.

By default, the BeeGFS instances on AWS use Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes to preserve your data even when all virtual machines are shut down, so that you can come back later to resume working with your data sets and don’t need to keep your virtual machines running while you are not using them.

It is also possible to launch BeeGFS on AWS through the Alces Flight cluster management suite. See here for the whitepaper: Alces Flight with BeeGFS

 

BeeGFS Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Setup

Community Support Edition

Costs: No charges for BeeGFS (For details see AWS Marketplace)

Launch BeeGFS: Easy Setup cloudformation-launch-stack
Launch BeeGFS: Advanced cloudformation-launch-stack
Launch BeeGFS: With VPCcloudformation-launch-stack
Launch BeeGFS: Into existing VPCcloudformation-launch-stack

Description:

  • Easy Setup: Reduced number of parameters for quick deployment. EBS volumes are persistent
    Username: beegfsuser InstanceType: c4.2xlarge
  • Advanced:  All parameters are available.
  • With VPC: BeeGFS instances are launched into an AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Into Existing VPC: BeeGFS instances are launched into an existing Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

 

Professional Support Edition

Costs: $350/month + per instance / hour (For details see AWS Marketplace)

Launch BeeGFS: Defaultcloudformation-launch-stack
Launch BeeGFS: With VPCcloudformation-launch-stack
Launch BeeGFS: Into existing VPCcloudformation-launch-stack

Description:

  • Default: All parameters are available.
  • With VPC: BeeGFS instances are launched into an AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Into Existing VPC: BeeGFS instances are launched into an existing Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)