Univa Releases License Orchestrator Integrated with Univa Grid Engine to Reduce and Optimize Software License Expenses

Consolidating license management with integration to the updated Univa Grid Engine 8.1.5 with new Mac OS X support, License Orchestrator enables IT departments to regain control of software license costs

Markham, ON, – June 18, 2013 – Univa the Data Center Automation company and home of Grid Engine, today announced the release of License Orchestrator to provide license management through Univa Grid Engine, the most widely deployed, distributed resource management software platform today. Reducing the operating costs of IT departments, Univa's latest solution adds essential planning tools, such as reports on license usage, to maximize a company's budget spent on software licenses. Built by the creators of Grid Engine, with License Orchestrator you can expect the same robust, enterprise-grade and scalable product as all Univa solutions.

"Companies invest large portions of their budget on expensive software tools without the means to ensure that these critical assets are being used optimally and getting into the hands of those who need it most," said Gary Tyreman, CEO, Univa. "In the highly competitive business environments of today, going to market quickly is paramount. License Orchestrator provides that speed through an integrated, scalable and flexible approach to managing key software licenses."

License Orchestrator enables companies to define rules, such as number of users, quotas or license sharing entitlements, to prioritize access to limited and expensive software license features according to mission critical projects. Designed for the modern enterprise, Univa's new product is highly scalable and operates across geographically dispersed sites without any impact on performance. License Orchestrator enables companies to optimize the investment of enterprise software license fees by centralizing all software license activity on multiple Univa Grid Engine clusters and external applications.

License Orchestrator key features include:

  • Seamless integration with existing IT systems for easy deployment and data collection necessary for license optimization. Out of the box connectivity with Flexera™ FlexNet Publisher.
  • License prioritization for different user groups and groups paired with the intelligence to obtain licenses from a non-critical project or remote site to better meet critical project deadlines.
  • Consolidated view through real-time collection of FlexNet Publisher license information providing IT with consolidated and consistent view of all licenses in a single pane of glass.
  • Governance and reporting providing insight into license usage patterns allowing IT administrators to better forecast future license spend.
Univa Grid Engine 8.1.5 Updates:

Simultaneously, Univa has announced the latest Univa Grid Engine version 8.1.5 which includes support for License Orchestrator, bug fixes and improvements in performance & configurability. The latest version will also offer Mac OS X support, enabling Univa Grid Engine to run proficiently on the latest version of Mac operating systems.

Univa has built a series of very valuable products that enhance the value of Grid Engine. These form the Univa product suite, with License Orchestrator as the latest addition. Univa has developed the industry's most powerful and integrated solution suite for mission-critical enterprise technical computing and Big Data applications.

License Orchestrator is available today and is accessible after upgrading to Univa Grid Engine 8.1.5. For more information, please go to http://www.univa.com/products/license-orchestrator.php.

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.

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