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Univa Selected as a Winner in the 2018 Best in Biz Awards 

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2018 -- Univa, a leading innovator in enterprise-grade workload management and optimization solutions for on-premise and hybrid cloud high-performance computing (HPC), today announced that it has been named a silver winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year category for its Navops Launch platform in the 2018 Best in Biz Awards, an independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

Navops Launch is a hybrid cloud management platform that combines public cloud services and on-premise clusters to cost-effectively meet increasing workload demand. This solution optimizes and balances application placement in hybrid cloud services versus on-premise infrastructure and reduces the risk of uncontrolled spending from migrating HPC applications to cloud, to offer enterprise users predictability, monitoring and control of their cloud expenditures. Univa’s recent release of Navops Launch 1.0, uses an automation engine that integrates cluster and cloud management systems with end-user defined metrics to fully inform intelligent cloud workload placement actions. With Navops Launch, organizations can take advantage of the virtually unlimited scalability, lightning-fast cluster creation and the pay-per-use economics of hybrid HPC cloud computing with fully automated control of spending and policies.

Univa will be demonstrating Navops Launch at the AI World Conference and Expo this week, December 3-5, in Boston, at the Univa Booth (#329). Click here to schedule a meeting at the show.

Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most recognizable global brands to the most innovative local start-ups. The 8th annual program proved to be a particularly tough competition, garnering close to 700 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2018 honors were conferred in 70 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Support Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Best New Service, CSR Program, Marketing Campaign and Blog of the Year.

“We are honored to be named in the 2018 Best in Biz Awards as a recipient for Enterprise Product of the Year,” said Gary Tyreman, president and CEO of Univa. “Univa’s Navops Launch has played an integral part in helping companies achieve hybrid cloud success for their high-performance computing workloads, and this award validates our team’s hard work in making Navops Launch one of the top hybrid cloud management solutions on the market. We continue to strive to offer our enterprise customers the ability to optimize and balance application placement in hybrid cloud services to give users predictability, monitoring and control of their cloud expenditures.”

Since 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels deliberately composed each year of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Structured in this unique way, Best in Biz Awards is able to best leverage its distinguished judges’ unparalleled expertise, experience and objectivity to determine award winners from among the hundreds of entries. The 2018 judging panel included, among others, writers from Associated Press, Barron’s, Consumer Affairs, eWeek, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, New York Post, New York Times, Ottawa Citizen and Wired.

“It’s a very difficult task to compare promising businesses from a variety of industries to one another. From textiles to banking, from manufacturing to security all of the entrants in Best in Biz Awards are showing such promise and the innovation is truly inspiring,” said Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen, judging his first Best in Biz Awards competition. “However, seeing as we have to pick, there are certain industries that are at an absolute tipping point and are preparing to disrupt the status quo in ways that the world has never seen. Innovations in these industries – notably internet security and online payment processing, manufacturing, and IOT – are of particular interest, not just to me, but consumers and businesses around the world.”

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2018, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2018-winners.

About Best in Biz Awards

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors selected from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, Best in Biz Awards judges have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy to local companies and some of the most innovative start-ups. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 70 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

About Univa Corporation

Univa is a 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.


Source: Univa Corporation

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