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Univa Announces Navops Command for Managing Enterprise Container Workload on Kubernetes Distributions

Enables enterprises to share compute resources and run containerized, micro-service based applications at scale


OSCON, Austin, TX – Booth #324 – May 18, 2016 – Univa, a leading innovator of workload management, today announced Navops Command at OSCON - Everything Open Source Conference. First of its kind, Navops Command implements sophisticated workload placement and advanced policy management for enterprises to take full advantage of containers on any Kubernetes distribution.

"Running a containerized environment in production at scale requires a significant commitment from the enterprise," said Bob Wise, Chief Technologist Cloud Infrastructure, at Samsung CNCT. "In an environment with constrained resources, workload policies and quotas are some of the important challenges large enterprise will face. Univa is working hard to bridge the gap from traditional IT requirements to the new world of container management, and we watch their products with great interest."

In addition, Navops provides the unique ability to better maximize utilization of shared resources and manage service applications running at scale. Navops Command's ability to run on any Kubernetes distribution means that customers can choose to work with any number of vendors participating in the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation), like RedHat's OpenShift, Navops Launch or CoreOS's Tectonic, and still get the benefit of Command's advanced policy management.

"We are excited to see enterprise software vendors like Univa bring their expertise in high-scale deployments to the Kubernetes ecosystem," said David Aronchick, Senior Product Manager, of Kubernetes. "Kubernetes is designed to be a pluggable, customizable platform and Univa has enabled enterprises to use Navops Command and make it possible to use Kubernetes to do advanced workload policy management."

Key capabilities include:
• Advanced scheduling algorithms
• Sophisticated policies for managing SLAs
• Automate prioritization when resources become scarce
• Manage cluster resources efficiently
• Works with any Kubernetes distribution

"Deploying and running container-based applications in complex, brownfield environments yields many complexities and challenges," said Rob Lalonde, Vice President and General Manager of Navops. "Navops Command allows for enterprise-grade container placement based on real-world, complex use cases by leveraging advanced policy management, allowing Businesses to optimize resource utilization at scale."

More on Navops
Navops is a suite of products that enables enterprises to take full advantage of Kubernetes and provides the ability to quickly and easily deploy a container-ready infrastructure and run containers at scale. Navops utilizes workload placement and advanced policy management across on-premise, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures. With Navops, companies can automate micro-service applications and efficiently respond to end-user demand. For more information, please visit www.navops.io or follow Twitter @Navops

Product Information and Availability
Apply here for Early Access to Navops Command's container workload placement and advanced policy management product for containers.

Also available from Navops
Download Navops Launch's free out-of-the-box solution today to rapidly provision and deploy your container-ready infrastructure from www.navops.io.

Please visit www.navops.io for more information and updates.

About Univa Corporation
Univa is the leading innovator of workload management products that optimize performance of applications, services and users. Univa enables enterprises to fully utilize and scale compute resources across on-premise, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures. Advanced reporting and monitoring capabilities provide insights to make scheduling modifications and achieve even faster time-to-results. Univa's solutions help hundreds of companies to manage thousands of applications and run billions of tasks every day. Univa is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Canada and Germany.

Media Contact:

Neil Bendov, Univa Corporation, +1 (647) 699-8281, press@univa.com