Broadening its global value and added strategy
Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands 05 April 2019 Taurus Group BV today announced the acquisition of Dutch HPC specialist ClusterVision. The group has purchased all of ClusterVision’s assets and intellectual property. A core team from the former ClusterVision entity will form the basis of new company. Taurus will continue ClusterVision’s activities in HPC including the development of TrinityX – an open source high performance computing cluster management eco- system and its support services. The new company will run under the leadership of original ClusterVision founder Mr Alex Ninaber. “After the recent troubles, we are confident in getting business back on track. All existing TrinityX customers of ClusterVision will be in good hands”, says Mr Ninaber. “I am happy that we can continue as part of Taurus Group. Our strengths will certainly complement each other.”
High Performance Computing (HPC) is a niche market involving sophisticated computing hardware configured for heavy calculations and data modelling. HPC requires the fine tuning of storage, networking and compute for achieving maximized performance from the hardware. With explosive growth in data, there could be a much wider requirement for HPC installations in the future. There is a clear opportunity for ClusterVision to re-establish its long reputation as trusted supplier of HPC solutions with the financial strength of the Taurus Group structure.
Since 2016 Taurus Group has acquired several companies. “It is part of an ongoing transformation within Taurus to offer a full range of IT services ranging from hardware components to fully integrated enterprise solutions to our global customer base. The opportunity to bring ClusterVision in the portfolio is very important to our HPC strategy and future growth,” says Taurus Group Managing Director Arun Garg. “We have a long history in the distribution of storage, networking and compute. We believe that by integrating closely connected business verticals will eventually bring significant scale, synergy and a thriving circular economy to the entire group”
ClusterVision is Europe’s dedicated specialist for high-performance compute (HPC) solutions. By combining cutting-edge hardware and software components with a range of customised professional services, they create and maintain top-quality, efficient, and reliable HPC solutions. Based in Amsterdam, ClusterVision grew into a reputed international operation. They have designed, built, and managed some of the fastest and most complex computational and database clusters in Europe, some of which became TOP500 systems, including the largest Supercomputer in Scandinavia.
About Taurus Group
Taurus was founded in 2005 and became a conglomerate of value-added IT distribution and system integration companies with offices in The Netherlands (HQ), Belgium (2BY2 NV), and Germany (Taurus Europe GmbH). It has built a strong global distribution infrastructure with large on-hand inventories of components, particularly enterprise storage. In addition, Taurus Group has its own enterprise integration division (ClusTaur Solutions BV) that offers software defined datacentre solutions such as ultra-low latency Software Defined Storage (SDS). To provide even more value to the market, Taurus Group is continuing to bring additional expertise into its ecosystem. Aside from High Performance Computing, Taurus is finalizing the acquisition of Dutch company Circle B BV adding Open Compute Project solutions and Software Defined Networking (SDN) to its offering.