Bright Computing and Univa Offer Combined Cluster & Workload Management Solution

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Bright Cluster Manager and Univa Grid Engine will be sold and supported as one unified product by both companies. This solution provides users of HPC clusters with a complete solution for provisioning, job scheduling, monitoring and management. Bright Cluster Manager also enable sys admins to easily extend their on-premise systems into the cloud, and manage these nodes as part of their local system.

Univa Grid Engine is completly integrated within Bright Cluster Manager, and managed through the Bright GUI

The purpose of combining our products is really about customer convenience.

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. http://www.univa.com/resources/grid-engine-evolution-summit-2012

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. http://www.univa.com/

About Bright Computing
Bright Computing specializes in management software for clusters, grids and clouds, including compute, storage, Hadoop and database clusters. Bright’s fundamental approach and intuitive interface makes cluster management easy, while providing powerful and complete management capabilities for increasing productivity. Bright Cluster Manager is the solution of choice for many research institutes, universities, and companies across the world, and manages several Top500 installations. Bright Computing has its headquarters in San Jose, California. http://www.brightcomputing.com.

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