Latest version of Navops Launch gives enterprise users migrating HPC
workflows and processes to cloud greater efficiency and agility
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/HPC?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#HPClt;/agt;–Univa®, a leading innovator in enterprise-grade workload management and
optimization solutions for on-premise and hybrid cloud high-performance
computing (HPC), today announced its latest version of Navops Launch,
version 1.1, which offers enterprise users the ability to migrate their
HPC workloads and processes to the cloud with higher efficiency and
According to an Intersect360 report on Worldwide High Performance
Computing, cloud spending by HPC customers grew by 44 percent from 2016
to 2017, placing cloud-based spending at around $1.1 billion for 2017.
Though the highest potential for HPC cloud spend is yet to come,
challenges still remain with customers seeking better solutions to
manage and prioritize cloud usage. This newest version of Navops Launch
delivers new data staging capabilities to help users prioritize how to
migrate their data, based on when and what is needed. With these new
capabilities, users do not pay for cloud servers while the data is in
flight when using a shared file system in the cloud. Additionally,
Navops Launch’s unique automation features intelligently right-size and
place workloads in the cloud to improve the cost efficiency for
enterprise users migrating to the cloud.
With visibility to workload and cloud metrics, Navops Launch can modify
users’ workload resource placement requests in the cloud, so they are
not required to change their workflow or submission scripts. These
unique automation capabilities give HPC users the control and knowledge
of where their workload is running and the related costs. New features
in Navops Launch 1.1 designed to simplify HPC cloud migration include:
Migration support: Navops Launch 1.1 fully supports hybrid clusters or
all-in cloud clusters, for Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google
Cloud Platform, including support for GPUs and
spot/preemptable/low-priority virtual machines.
Advanced automation capabilities: The sophisticated automation engine
with customizable automation actions that are configurable from the
Navops Launch GUI, gives HPC users control of their workloads.
Additionally, this new version of Navops Launch offers built-in, scale
up and down automation capabilities for optimal control and agility.
Deploy and manage dedicated and hybrid clusters: Users can create and
manage multiple Univa Grid Engine® clusters to meet increasing
workload demands. The platform’s intuitive dashboard provides full
visibility for creating and managing these HPC clusters.
“Though the cloud offers today’s enterprise organizations limitless
options, their budgets do, in fact have limits,” said Rob Lalonde, VP
and GM of Cloud at Univa. “With this in mind, the Univa team designed
its newest version of Navops Launch to help make the administration of
day-to-day cloud usage simpler than an unrestricted cloud queue as a way
to help control costs, while still optimizing on efficiency and agility.
We strive to make our customers cloud experience as close to a NoOps
model as possible.”
Univa was also recently selected as a Silver Stevie® award winner
in the Cloud Infrastructure category of the American Business Awards®
for its Navops Launch solution. This recognition further demonstrates
Univa’s unique capabilities to develop a solution that equips the hybrid
cloud community with an innovative, efficient and cost-effective tool
for HPC management — that is not confined to infrastructure environments
or workload demands. Navops Launch gives users predictability,
monitoring and control over their cloud expenditures, while keeping IT
costs low and not compromising on scale.
Navops Launch offers a more simple and agile path to the cloud for
Navops Launch 1.1 is being proven in production at many of Univa’s
enterprise hybrid cloud customers. Additionally, Navops Launch offers
users the ability to deploy and manage hybrid and dedicated HPC clusters
for thousands of applications, including AI, machine learning, life
sciences, manufacturing and transportation. This powerful hybrid HPC
cloud management platform also offers the unique ability to achieve
extreme scale of more than a one million core HPC clusters.
About Univa Corporation
Univa is the leading innovator of workload management solutions that
optimize throughput and performance of applications, containers, and
services. Univa manages workloads automatically by maximizing shared
resources and enabling enterprises to scale compute resources across
on-premise, hybrid and cloud infrastructures. Univa’s solutions help
hundreds of companies to manage thousands of applications and run
billions of tasks every day to obtain actionable insights and achieve
faster time-to-results. Univa is headquartered in Chicago, with offices
in Canada and Germany.
Ellie O’Rourke, 425-233-2092