Univa Joins Red Hat ISV Partner Program Grid pioneer becomes Red Hat Ready Partner and validates open source

software stack on the leading open source operating system



    CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Univa Corporation, the leading
 provider of commercial software, support and services for grid solutions
 based on open source Globus software, today announced it has joined the Red
 Hat ISV Partner Program, which offers software vendors the opportunity to
 easily access the tools and resources necessary to develop and test their
 applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the leading platform for open
 source computing. Univa joined as a Red Hat Ready Partner.
     By joining the Red Hat Ready Partner Program, Univa will take advantage
 of the program's co-marketing and co-branding offerings to bring Univa
 Globus, its complete open source software stack for grid and cluster
 computing, to the global community of Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers.
     "We recognize Red Hat as the most-widely deployed open source operating
 platform for grid and high performance computing (HPC) applications," said
 Jason Liu, Univa's CEO. "As an ISV partner, Univa will leverage Red Hat's
 extensive resources to ensure that solutions incorporating Univa Globus are
 optimized for the Red Hat platform, and provide our customers with a
 comprehensive open source offering for their enterprise computing needs."
     Univa Globus is based on the Globus Toolkit, which is the most widely
 deployed grid software platform in the world. Univa Globus incorporates
 software for both cluster and enterprise-wide job scheduling, data
 management, security and monitoring. When combined with Red Hat Enterprise
 Linux and Univa's industry leading professional services, Univa Globus
 delivers a comprehensive open source solution for all HPC and grid
 environments, whether a single cluster within a department, or an
 enterprise-wide grid spanning a global organization.
     "Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides an exceptional set of technologies
 to underpin Univa Globus deployments," said Steve Tuecke, CTO of Univa. "By
 validating our products on the Red Hat platform, Univa's customers are
 assured that their grid environment meets the highest levels of
 compatibility, manageability and extensibility."
     Globus-based grid solutions have been supported on Red Hat platforms
 for many years, by Univa and the open source community. The partnership
 extends the depth of this support and enables Univa to more effectively
 develop, test and certify its products on the Red Hat platform.
     About Univa
     Univa is the premier open source grid software and services company in
 the marketplace, providing comprehensive solutions for grid and high
 performance computing. Univa's customers include many of the leading
 commercial, government and academic institutions in the world. The
 company's founders are the "Fathers of Grid Computing" and have led the
 direction of grid computing for the past decade. Gartner has identified
 grid computing and open source in its top ten technologies to watch in
 2007. Univa is at the intersection of these two key trends and is
 spearheading the adoption of open source grid solutions in industries such
 as pharmaceuticals, electronics, oil and gas, and manufacturing. Univa is a
 privately held company based in Chicago. For more information, please visit
 www.univa.com.
     About Red Hat, Inc.
     Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is
 headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. The
 most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives
 have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two
 consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat
 is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making
 high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating
 system software along with middleware, applications and management
 solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to
 its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open
 source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building
 infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies
 with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: www.redhat.com
     Contact: prmedia@univa.com
                 +1.630.563.8600
 
 

SOURCE Univa Corporation

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