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"The University of Hull engaged the services of Red Oak Consulting in support of the procurement and implementation for Viper, our first Institutional HPC. The support the University received from Owen and the team at Red Oak was exceptional and went above and beyond our expectations. They brought real expertise and professionalism to the project which allowed us to deliver on time and under budget with a much reduced risk profile. As we look towards Opens replacement In 2023-24 we will again look to the experience and gravitas that Red Oak bring to proceedings."
"As the UK leader in offering HPC and Cloud Computing consultancy, it was acknowledged from the very beginning Red Oak Consulting would be a strategic partner to the university. The team at Red Oak Consulting, always conducted themselves with professionalism, gaining trusts from stakeholders, users, and researchers alike. Their expertise and knowledge ensured projects went smoothly and to budget. A mutually respected relationship has been forged and we continue to benefit from a great partnership."
"We worked closely with Red Oak during our first steps in our cloud-HPC journey at Johnson Matthey. Starting from our proof-of concept evaluating the offering of cloud providers to the Pilot phase and roll-out, Red Oak worked with JM to navigate technical challenges and deliver a solution with Microsoft Azure that now enables our scientist to leverage HPC and simulate sustainable materials for the future."
Red Oak did a fantastic job of engaging with our senior researchers from across our academic Schools, eliciting valuable feedback and providing us with insights that will inform our strategic planning. Their professionalism was second to none and they were responsive to changing requirements to get the job done. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Dairsie, Vicki and the team again.
"Red Oak consulting are a trusted partner to the Worldwide Education team at Microsoft. They have worked in true partnership with us, and our joint customers, to enable our customers to achieve your goals with High Performance Computing in the Cloud."
"Red Oak’s expert knowledge of the Microsoft Azure Ecosystem, as well as their expertise in HPC and specific choice of VMs, enabled us to successfully transition all our on-perm HPC workflows to the club. The use of CycleCoud, a new Azure product, to implement our batch files dependent workflows was particularly valuable."
It has been a pleasure working with Red Oak. They are experts in the field HPC and consummate professionals too. They have won the trust of key stakeholders by providing quality deliverables which showcase their knowledge and experience.
The procurement was highly successful. Owen was highly professional and highly knowledgeable. And Mark really saved the day for us. Both Owen and Mark smoothly integrated into the KAUST team but more importantly, believed in our mission to deliver this computer in order to support the global ambitions of KAUST and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Owen Thomas is a respected and established person in the HPC Eosystem. I have known and collaborated with him for many years and am fully convinced of his HPC market impressed by his willingness to support others in building business & R&D&I relationships.
Red Oak made the whole project go smoothly and they understood our expectation. Mark was very friendly and approachable and showed a high level of professionalism. Chris put a lot of effort in the commissioning and it was hugely appreciated.
"Red Oak consulting have been vital to solving some of our most complex challenges. Their extremely capable staff bring a unmatched breadth of experience across the cloud and HPC landscape. We have trusted Red Oak to be able lead the delivery of core components in the Met Office National Capability. Red Oak provided skills that the Met Office were unable to source internally and seamlessly worked as part of the Met Office team to deliver a foundational change to data production that has been vital to our continued ability to keep up with ever increasing data volumes. Red Oak have shaped and influenced our strategic outlook in the HPC domain, providing the Met Office with a clear forecast on the future direction of the HPC industry that enabled us to be prepared for significant changes in how the Met Office delivers its HPC."