Univa recently announced Navops Launch 2.0, an updated version of its popular cloud-automation platform that also includes integrated support for the widely-used Slurm workload scheduler. To find out more, VMblog spoke with Gary Tyreman, president and CEO of Univa.
VMblog: Tell us about Navops Launch and what’s new in this release.
Gary Tyreman: Navops Launch provides a simple, cost-effective path for migrating HPC workloads to the cloud. As more enterprises embrace hybrid cloud for HPC workloads, they will invariably face challenges related to cloud spend management and efficiency. We have developed Navops Launch to help users significantly reduce and manage their cloud costs. Beyond simplifying migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the cloud, version 2.0 uses real-time cloud, application and workload-related metrics to rightsize cloud resources and automate hybrid cloud operations. This ultimately can reduce spend by 30-40 percent.
VMblog: That could be a large cost savings. How does Navops Launch 2.0 help a user track and control the cloud-spend?
Tyreman: Navops Launch 2.0 enables users to see cloud usage in real-time, so a user can track cloud spending, usage and resource consumption efficiency for multiple cost-centers, projects, departments, users, applications and cloud resource types from one user interface. The real-time tracking is for administrators and allows them to easily automate actions based on a wide variety of real-time metrics related to applications, workload, and resources. Finally, the safeguard for users is that Navops Launch allows users to track usage against budgets and automate the process to stay within hard budget restrictions.