Easily Connect Grids to Clouds
UniCloud is software that plugs Univa Grid Engine into any cloud management system or service. UniCloud enables public and private cloud resources to be utilized with existing HPC workflow and seamlessly extends the reach of cloud systems to the largest HPC user community - Grid Engine - with over 10,000 deployments.
Now, optimizing data center resources to their fullest capacity through easy workload integration and policy-driven automation with any cloud is possible.
Integrating Grid Engine Workflow to Clouds
UniCloud simplifies the configuration and management of HPC compute infrastructure across any cloud - private, public and hybrid - by plugging into leading systems management products and clouds. With UniCloud organizations will reduce mistakes through the automation and synchronization of management tools and eliminate coding through the integration of existing workflow into cloud resources.
By integrating existing workflow into cloud resources, Univa extends the applicability of cloud to the largest HPC user community - Grid Engine - with over 10,000 installations. The advantages of meshing grid and cloud systems management include ubiquitous resources, system and workload mobility and the unleashing of advanced features like seamless cloud bursting and check-pointing.
The unique adapter plug-in design of UniCloud makes connecting new management tools or cloud services simple. Out-of-the-box UniCloud includes adapters to all the leading public cloud and private cloud providers.
UniCloud enables organizations to connect HPC to dynamic and scalable Cloud platforms better and faster by tying those actions directly to workload needs/requirements. This superior approach delivers policy-based automation based on what clients care about most: application performance and cost, both of which drive business results.
Public Cloud Features
Univa brings improved simplicity to HPC in the Cloud. Never before has extending Grid Engine to the cloud been easier or more affordable. One product offers the flexibility of preserved workflow integration, choice of configurations, choice of cloud provider to provision workload and the simplest one click HPC offering.» Watch the video: Grid Engine cluster in Amazon in under 10 minutes!
Univa creates workload mobility with Multi-Cloud provisioning. By removing the dependencies on where jobs can run - rather than locking users in to specific hypervisors or cloud APIs - UniCloud can provision Grid Engine to any server or hypervisor, anywhere.
Private Cloud Features
UniCloud optimizes resource utilization by ensuring applications are matched to the optimal data center resources. By connecting to private cloud management systems Univa helps to accelerate the benefits of cloud while reducing the barriers and risks.
Using its built-in policy engine, UniCloud make decisions about where applications should run in the infrastructure and what machines and memory combinations are needed to support optimal performance. If those machines (physical or virtual) do not exist, UniCloud requests or creates them to meet the needs of the application, ensuring memory and cores are not wasted.
Once new machines are created and the infrastructure has been shaped to meet the needs of the application, UniCloud can then automate the configuration of those new machines so all software is installed and ready to deploy – including the application.
Finally, UniCloud dynamically optimizes this new infrastructure to automatically respond to user and project demands by continually repeating the process described above.