October 1, 2012
Bright Computing and Univa Offer Combined Cluster & Workload Management Solution
Bright Cluster Manager and Univa Grid Engine will be sold and supported as one unified product by both companies
San Jose, California
Bright Computing, the leading vendor-independent supplier of cluster management software, announced today that it has partnered with Univa to create a bundled product offering to be sold worldwide by both companies. Bright Cluster Manager® provides a unified solution for provisioning, monitoring and managing HPC clusters. Univa Grid Engine is a leading workload management solution that provides scheduling capabilities to both Big Data and Big Compute applications. The combined solution provides the full spectrum of cluster management function through a single, intuitive graphical user interface and management shell. System administrators have complete visibility and control over every aspect of their clusters and gain productivity advantages through the tight integration of the two products.
Clusters using this combined product are automatically cloud-ready, enabling system administrators to extend their clusters into the cloud, and manage these nodes, with just a few easy steps.
“Bright Computing already offers a range of workload managers as pre-integrated, admin-selectable options,” said David Maples, SVP of Sales at Bright Computing. “The purpose of combining our products is really about customer convenience. Moving forward, our customers can purchase the full solution from either company, and have a single point of contact for installation, support and maintenance.”
“Another driver for this selling partnership is demand from our mutual OEM partners,” added Rob Secontine, VP of Sales and Marketing at Univa. “One large systems vendor in particular has standardized on both of our products. It’s operationally more efficient to have a single SKU, a single source, for them to work with.”
As the two companies remain independent entities, Bright Cluster Manager will continue to be available with other workload management solutions as pre-configured options, and Univa Grid Engine will also be available as a standalone product.
As part of the rollout of the combined product, Bright Computing CEO, Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen will present “Bright Cluster Manager & Univa Grid Engine — Maximum Productivity through Deep Integration” at the Grid Engine Evolution Summit meeting on Monday, 1 October in Regensburg, Germany. This two-day user conference will also feature experts presenting best practices, case studies and product roadmaps in cloud computing and big data.
About Univa Corporation
Univa, the Data Center Automation Company, is the leading provider of automation and management software for computational and big data infrastructures. Our products and global enterprise support give our customers the power to manage their entire computational space, no matter how big or where it is deployed. Many of the leading brands in the world depend on Univa’s unsurpassed expertise, and premier services and support. Univa is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA, with offices in Markham, ON, Canada; Austin, Texas, USA and Munich, Germany.
About Bright Computing
Bright Computing specializes in management software for on-premise HPC, Hadoop, storage, database and workstation clusters, as well as the seamless extension of these clusters into the cloud. Its flagship product — Bright Cluster Manager — with its intuitive graphical user interface and powerful cluster management shell, makes clusters of any size easy to install, use and manage, including systems combining processors with accelerators (e.g., NVIDIA GPUs) or coprocessors (e.g., Intel Xeon Phi). Bright's minimal footprint enables systems to be utilized to their maximum potential, from departmental Hadoop clusters to large-scale supercomputers. Bright Computing partners include Amazon, Cisco, Cray and Dell, while Boeing, ING Bank, NASA, Roche, Saudi Aramco plus Stanford University and Tokyo Institute of Technology are examples of Bright customers. Bright Computing is a Red Herring 2013 Top 100 North America Award winner, the Deloitte Technology Fast50 “Rising Star 2013” Award winner, the Main Software 50 “Highest Growth” Award winner, and Bright Cluster Manager was a "Best of Show Award" winner at Bio-IT World 2013.
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For more information
Bright Computing, Inc.
Mr. Ian Lumb
2880 Zanker Road, Suite 203
San Jose, CA 95134
Tel: +1 408 520 9082
“Another driver for this selling partnership is demand from our mutual OEM partners.”
“One large systems vendor in particular has standardized on both of our products. It's operationally more efficient to have a single SKU, a single source, for them to work with.”
— Rob Secontine, VP of Sales and Marketing at Univa