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

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."