Univa

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Univa Corporation
Private
Industry Cloud computing, Distributed computing, Grid computing, Computer software
Founded Lisle, Illinois (2004)
Headquarters Chicago - Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Products Univa Grid Engine, Unicloud, Unisight, License Orchestrator, Universal Resource Broker, Univa Short Jobs
Website www.univa.com

Univa is a privately held software company that develops workload management products to manage applications, services and containers. Univa's products enable companies to scale computer resources across on-premises, cloud computing, and hybrid systems. The company is based in Chicago, with offices in Canada and Germany.

Products and services[edit]

Univa develops, sells and supports Univa Grid Engine software, Univa's version of the Grid Engine workload and distributed resource management technology. Univa announced in January 2011 that it hired personnel formerly working for Oracle and Sun Microsystems on Grid Engine development. On October 2, 2014 Univa roll out a new version of Grid Engine with new functionality for improved scalability, performance and resource control for small and large clusters.[1]

On October 22, 2013 Univa announced it acquired the intellectual property, copyrights and trademarks pertaining to the Grid Engine technology from Oracle and that it would support Oracle Grid Engine customers.[2]

Univa announced its Universal Resource Broker for Hyperscale Workload Optimization in May 2015. The product is powered by the company’s workload optimization Grid Engine solution.[3]

Univa announced Navops by Univa in May 2016,[4] [1] a new business unit with products that enable enterprises to take full advantage of Kubernetes[5]and run containers at scale. Navops Command implements automated workload placement and advanced policy management across on-premise, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures and allows companies to automate microservices applications and respond to end-user demand.

Univa offers consulting services for installation, tuning and configuration of its products.

History[edit]

Univa was founded in 2004 under the name Univa Corporation by Carl Kesselman, Ian Foster, and Steve Tuecke and was at that time primarily known for providing open source products and technical support based around the Globus Toolkit.

On September 17, 2007, the company announced that it would merge with the Austin, Texas-based United Devices and operate under the new name Univa UD.

The company operated as Univa UD until formally dropping "UD" and returning to common use of Univa Corporation. Under the leadership of its current CEO Gary Tyreman. Univa announced, on January 17, 2011, that it had hired the principal and founding engineers of the Grid Engine team.

On Oct 22, 2013 Univa announced that it had acquired the intellectual property as well the copyrights and trademarks pertaining to the Grid Engine technology from Oracle and that it will take over supporting Oracle Grid Engine customers.[6]

In June 2014, [7]a technical partnership between Sahara Force India and Univa was announced.

In May 2016, Univa announced a new business unit, Navops with a product line[8] based on its Grid Engine cluster workload scheduling technology originally at Sun Microsystems and later acquired by Univa from Oracle. The Navops line differs from Univa Grid Engine[9] in that it enables enterprises to take full advantage of Kubernetes and run containerized microservices applications and non-containerized workloads on Kubernetes.

In November 2016, at CloudNativeCon[10]/KubeCon in Seattle[11], the company introduced the Mixed Workload[12][13] Support feature to Navops Command, allowing organizations to run containerized and legacy workloads within a Kubernetes cluster. [14][15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff. "Univa Rolls Out New Version of Grid Engine". InsideHPC.com. Inside HPC Media LLC. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Univa Completes Acquisition of Grid Engine Assets, Becoming the Sole Commercial Provider of Grid Engine Software". Oct 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Bernstein, Peter. "Univa Announces Universal Resource Broker for Hyperscale Workload Optimization". TransformingNetworkInfrastructure.com. Technology Marketing Corporation. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Univa Announces Navops Command for Managing Enterprise Container Workload on Kubernetes Distributions". Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  5. ^ https://techcrunch.com/2015/07/21/as-kubernetes-hits-1-0-google-donates-technology-to-newly-formed-cloud-native-computing-foundation-with-ibm-intel-twitter-and-others/
  6. ^ "Univa Completes Acquisition of Grid Engine Assets, Becoming the Sole Commercial Provider of Grid Engine Software". Oct 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/univa-becomes-partner-sahara-force-india-formula-one-team/
  8. ^ http://www.devopsdigest.com/univa-announces-navops-command
  9. ^ http://thenewstack.io/univa-augments-kubernetes-supercomputer-scheduling-technology/
  10. ^ http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudnativecon/attend/registration
  11. ^ Fintan, Ryan. "CloudNativeCon - Energetic Early Settlers, But A Gold Rush Still". 
  12. ^ Leopold, George. "Container Toolbox Grows With Azure Support". 
  13. ^ https://blog.openshift.com/openshift-ecosystem-mixed-workloads-red-hat-openshift-container-platform-navops-command/
  14. ^ Gienow, Michelle. "Univa's Navops Command Preps Kubernetes for the Enterprise". 
  15. ^ http://www.storagereview.com/dev_test_ops_gain_more_horsepower_by_sharing_kubernetes