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2014

Xavier Niel through Kima Ventures, PACA Investment, BA06, and Nestadio Capital invest in ActiveEon [Monday May, 26th 2014]

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PACA Investment, the co-investment fund created by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, with financial support from the EU (Feder), Nestadio Capital, Kima Ventures (the investment fund of Xavier Niel) and BA06/FCPR06 invest 800 K€ in ActiveEon, company based in Sophia Antipolis (06) in order to support its business development in France and abroad.

Marseille, Sophia-Antipolis, Paris ; May 26, 2014 :

ActiveEon "spin-off" of Inria is a software company "Open Source" created in 2007.

It uses the Grid and Cloud Computing technologies to accelerate applications used by businesses and optimize their hardware resources. These solutions manage, pool dynamically and optimize all resources of an IT infrastructure.

ActiveEon designed and developed the software « Proactive Parallel Suite » which offers the possibility to execute faster and more simply by providing tools for programmers to accelerate the operation of applications in the fields of Grid and Cloud. This software will help streamline costs and manage information technology but also improve the performance of business applications and manage the growing volume of data.

Software development (in partnership with INRIA, CNRS, I3S and the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis) and integration are directly made by experts from ActiveEon.

In partnership with solution providers such as Microsoft and Numergy (french cloud actor). ActiveEon’s ProActive Parallel Suite suits both SMEs and major accounts. "We also have a project with DISIC (Interministerial Directorate of Information and Communication Systems, ISD State group, Ed) to manage clouds from different departments," says Denis Caromel. The founder of ActiveEon Denis Caromel, PhD and MBA at HEC, himself had professionnal experiences within start-ups in Silicon Valley. He wears this project with ambition and plans to be a player in the cloud market in strong growth in France and abroad.

Marie Desportes, Associate Director of Turenne Capital, said: "PACA Investment is pleased to support the company ActiveEon. Their product are clearly innovative and responds to issues that CIOs face. Today, demand is increasing for high performance applications and software Proactive Parallel Suite address effectively this new major issue for a growing number of users.".

Georges Dao, BA 06, said: "The dynamics of the leader and the product developped on a very timely topic led us to support the development of ActiveEon to allow him to enter the market and develop its activity".

Bertrand Bégin, CEO Nestadio Capital, said: "A real technological advance in the key sector such as Cloud and Grid, a rapidly marketable to international product sectors, ActiveEon is the typical startup that Nestadio Capital supports through Nestadio Tech Fund. "

About PACA Investissement:
PACA is the investment fund for regional co-investment created in 2010 by the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region to support the emergence and development of local innovative companies. This SAS, with 19.45 M €, was supported Europe through funds Feder (european regiona development fund) for 50% of its capital. Since July 2011, the fund, whose management was entrusted to Turenne Capital, has already invested in 24 innovative regional companies for a total amount of € 8.9 million.

About Turenne Capital:
Founded in 1999 and based in Paris, Lille and Marseille, Turenne Capital, a leading independent private equity fund, supports entrepreneurs in their growth operations (organic growth, international expansion, acquisition) and in the context of operations of transmission of their assets. Turenne Capital Group manages 415 million euros of which 150 M € on behalf of institutional subscribers through various funds. Turenne Investissement listed on Alternext and Paca Investissement, and the balance for account of policy holders individuals through FIP and FCIC .

About Nestadio Capital:
Nestadio Capital is an independent asset management company approved by the FMA (Financial Markets Authority) and created by Florent de Kersauson. It manages FIP investing in regional SMEs in Bretagne, Pays de la Loire, Normandie and Poitou Charente and FCPI investing in European startups to global potential. Nestadio Capital is today the only society to have formed a strategic partnership with Microsoft equity. It also launched the Silicon Valley of Zgarage acceleration program to help startups to invest in the U.S. market. www.nestadio-capital.com

About BA 06/FCPR06:
BA06 Accompaniment and 06 venture capital funds Entrepreneurial Fund was created at the initiative of the UPE06 (MEDEF, CGPME) to meet a critical need, namely to enable the wealth of creativity high potential of 06 to grow by combining the winner Support / Equity couple with contractors for creative entrepreneurs.

About Kima Ventures:
The Kima Ventures fund was created in 2010 by Xavier Niel, founder of Iliad-Free and Jérémie Berrebi, creator of Net2one.com to support entrepreneurs. Its objective is to finance innovative companies worldwide. Kima Ventures promotes the growth of startups, supporting them quickly and efficiently: financing of boot, pooling of resources and access to a network of partners and relationships in the world. Kima Ventures invests in projects that meet a need and have a realistic business model. www.kimaventures.com

Participated in the operation:
Nestadio Capital: Jean-Eudes Queffélec
BA 06: Georges Dao
Kima Ventures: Xavier Niel
Turenne Capital (representing Paca Investissement): Marie Desportes, Aurélie Viaux
Legal advice Investors: Myriam Cuvellier
Legal Council Leader: Nicolas Ivaldi (Ventury Avocats)

Press contact:
ActiveEon: Denis Caromel – olivier.choulet@ecoat.fr 06.12.84.70.12
Valérie Roché-Melin - PACA Investissement - v.roche@pacainvestissement.com; 06.148.248.00

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ActiveEon and Numergy launch their joint offer for Cloud Automation [Monday May, 19th 2014]

                                                                                                               Cloud Computing : Numergy, producteur d'nergie numrique

 

PRESS RELEASE – MAY 2014
ActiveEon and Numergy launch their joint offer for Cloud Automation

Paris and Sophia Antipolis, May 19th 2014 - ActiveEon and Numergy announce the availability of their new joint offer ProActive Cloud Automation, directly hosted in Numergy’s data centers and available in SaaS mode.

ProActive Cloud Automation empowers the automatic deployment of complex multi-VMs applications. Numergy’s final users and service partners can now simplify self-service deployment, as well as automate the delivery of in production services. One can set and control application elasticity with automated scaling-up and down, horizontally and vertically. Once the service deployment is defined, it is now possible to deploy anywhere with workflow reversibility. With unified cloud management, applications execute on multi-vendor private, public and hybrid clouds.

ActiveEon's Cloud solution now enables the mechanization of complex applications management in the Cloud. You orchestrate the provisioning of composite applications made of SQL and NoSQL databases, middleware, ERP, Web Servers, etc. You define workflows that deploy such multi-VM IT services, configure them, add on-the-fly applications, and fully manage their entire lifecycles, including upload, start, stop, backup, restart, and updates.

Flexibility and Reversibility. ProActive Cloud Automation lets you define Cloud Workflows that indifferently deploy on all the main cloud infrastructures and IaaS latforms. ProActive connectors and APIs let you trigger and monitor the execution of your VM migrations. Supported platforms include Vmware, OpenStack, CloudStack, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Numergy.

For all customers, the return on investment is immediate: important cost savings on developments, infrastructure and system administration, acceleration of applications, enhancing the quality of service and SLA reinforcement. In just a few clicks, companies can deploy their Workload, Services, Mobile Applications... More, companies can maintain strong in-house expertise and full control of their internal Cloud, while benefiting at the same time from hosting and bursting on Numergy.

Denis Caromel, ActiveEon Founder and CEO states: “First, the joint offer enables the automation of complex deployments that used to be real IT challenges. Moreover, Cloud Workflows that indifferently deploy on all the main cloud infrastructures and IaaS platforms are now a reality: you can migrate your application from, let’s say, Vmware to OpenStack, back and forth in production, or select one for developments and tests, and seamlessly use the other one for production."

"We are pleased to partner with ActiveEon to offer an innovative solution that the market is waiting for,” said Numergy VP SALES Frank Bossel. “The capacity to manage all kinds of complex workflows in production with load management and auto-scaling are key features for the major ESNs, ISVs, and Numergy’s whole cloud ecosystem. Moreover, the interoperability offered by ProActive Cloud Automation is perfectly in line with our international strategy to offer Pan-European solutions to our customers in the context of the Cloud Team Alliance, initiated by Numergy and Belgacom in June 2013.”

About ActiveEon:
ActiveEon, an ISV and a service company, is dedicated to automate, accelerate and upscale infrastructures and applications in the area of Cloud computing. An INRIA spin-off founded in 2007, with headquarters in the Sophia Antipolis Techno Park, France, ActiveEon is an Open Source Professional company editing OW2 ProActive Parallel Suite®. It supplies to its customers, support, consulting, integration and development, subscription and OEM partnership. ProActive optimizes the execution of the most demanding applications, company workflows, numerical and financial simulations, technical computing, and data analysis (Map/Reduce).

About Numergy:
Founded in September 2012, Numergy is a company specialized in the construction and operation of cloud computing infrastructures with a focus on France and some European aspirations. With the support of its shareholders SFR, Bull and the Caisse des Dépôts, Numergy was designed to become a true "digital power plant" to support the economy and growth. The mission of Numergy is to provide to businesses (SOHO, SME and large accounts) and public organizations IT resources in a safe, efficient and competitive way. Numergy guarantees and commits to high availability of its infrastructure and also to the location of data on French territory.
 

More information on
http://www.activeeon.com Twitter : @activeeon
http://www.numergy.com Twitter : @Numergy


Contact press:
           Nino.Zurabashvili@activeeon.com, +33(0)9 88 77 76 65

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ActiveEon launches its Hybrid Cloud Solution integrating the Windows Azure platform [Wednesday January, 22nd 2014]

                                                           

 

ActiveEon launches its Hybrid Cloud Solution with Orchestration Services integrating the Windows Azure platform

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Paris and Sophia Antipolis, January 22th 2014 - ActiveEon announces the availability of its Online Hybrid Cloud solution with Orchestration drawing on the public cloud of Microsoft, Windows Azure. The first customer reference is an SME which can thus access easily to an advanced Cloud solution.

Through this solution, ActiveEon is now able to officially offer Microsoft Cloud enhanced with added value services, and Microsoft is delighted to welcome ActiveEon and its software on the Windows Azure Store. This integration with the Microsoft ecosystem is announced together with the new release of the ActiveEon flagship product, ProActive Paralle Suite® (version 5.4), now with dedicated Windows Azure specific components.

This business and technology partnership with Microsoft has provided new services with exceptional added value. Firstly, it is now possible for a company to manage heterogeneous in-house infrastructure (Linux, Unix, Windows, Mac), with cloud bursting on the Windows Azure platform. Application elasticity, business priority and recoveries will be completely controlled by IT management while minimizing IT Capex. Furthermore, ProActive Workflow Orchestrator and Scheduler is now directly available in SaaS mode on the Windows Azure platform, immediately accessible to users without the need to set up a Private or Hybrid Cloud. Both solutions being fully compatible and evolutive, a company can easily evolve from one to another according to its needs and strategy.

For all customers, the return on investment is immediate: important cost savings on infrastructure and system administration, acceleration of applications, enhancing the quality of service and SLA reinforcement. In just a few clicks, companies can accelerate the treatments of Web Services, Mobile Applications... More, CIO can maintain strong in-house expertise and full control of their internal Cloud, while benefiting at the same time from Windows Azure usage and controlled and seamless overflow.

Denis Caromel, ActiveEon Founder and CEO states: “Today, it is clear that the evolution to Cloud is fundamentally conditioned by the management of the flexibility and the heterogeneity. In partnership with Microsoft, we allow our customers to build an open Cloud with Windows Azure".

"Microsoft’s strong partnership with ActiveEon is perfectly in line with the Microsoft strategy of collaboration and openness in the Cloud for our worldwide customers. The Windows strength plus the interoperability and the Open Source with Linux (e.g. Suse) in mixed environments are a key objective for us. ActiveEon’s advanced technology perfectly fits that objective. Advanced services such as workflow orchestration directly in the Cloud and open APIs allowing PaaS mode, perfectly complete the Windows Azure offers.” declared Frederic Aatz, Director of Interoperability at Microsoft France.

A typical installation has been successfully achieved with ActiveEon’s customer SCP (Société du Canal de Provence). The SCP mission is the development and management of water resources, in order to provide a safe and reliable water supply for agriculture, industry and domestic use. SCP has strong credentials in over 40 countries in the fields of water development, management and engineering, as well as in operation and maintenance of hydraulic infrastructures.

SCP uses ProActive and the Windows Azure Cloud platform to accelerate the IRMA application that simulates and computes settings and optimal parameters for water distribution networks.  ActiveEon seamlessly accelerates IRMA execution, deploys it on a private Cloud specifically built with ProActive over SCP internal resources (Windows and Unix), and carries it out transparently, as well on Windows Azure Cloud. Including and managing automatically the data and result transfers, with ActiveEon, SCP is able to execute IRMA runs that were lasting 3 full days, in only 30 minutes on Windows Azure.

 

About ActiveEon:

ActiveEon is your technological partner to accelerate and upscale your infrastructure and applications in the area of Cloud computing. An INRIA spin-off founded in 2007, with headquarters in the Sophia Antipolis Techno Park, France, ActiveEon is an Open Source Professional company editing OW2 ProActive Parallel Suite®. It supplies to its customers, support, consulting, integration and development, subscription and OEM partnership. ProActive optimizes the execution of the most demanding applications, company workflows, numerical and financial simulations, Matlab™ and Scilab, and data analysis (Map/Reduce). ActiveEon is your dedicated partner for advanced Cloud automation.

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2013

Signature de la Convention de Partenariat entre la CCI du Var et le Cluster EDEN PACA [Wednesday June, 19th 2013]

Communiqué de presse Toulon, le 10 Juin 2013

Signature de la Convention de Partenariat entre la CCI du Var et le Cluster EDEN PACA

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À l’initiative de la Direction Générale de l’Armement et avec le soutien de la CCI du Var et de la CCIR, cinq PME de la région PACA se sont mobilisées pour créer un nouveau cluster de PME de Défense, EDEN (European Defense Economic Network) en janvier 2013. La semaine dernière, la CCI du Var, pour le compte de la région, a officialisé son soutien au développement du cluster en région Paca, en signant la convention de partenariat. Partenaire clé des chefs d’entreprises, ancrée sur le 1er département militaire de France, la CCI du Var affirme ainsi sa volonté d’être au coeur du déploiement du cluster EDEN PACA et apporte sa contribution active à son fonctionnement. Un soutien aussi déterminant que le rôle joué par les PME en termes de créations d’emplois, de potentiel d’innovation ou de présence à l’export.

Le cluster EDEN PACA est la 4e association régionale de la Fédération EDEN, 1er cluster français de PME de Défense, regroupant aujourd’hui 91 membres. Comment transformer des faiblesses en forces et des menaces en opportunités, et répondre ainsi aux volontés entrepreneuriales de compétitivité et des PME à l’international ? La réponse est au coeur de la profession de foi du cluster EDEN : regroupement, solidarité, actions communes, partage d’informations, réponses venues du terrain et des PME. C’est le pari régional qui est lancé en PACA, c’est le pari que soutiennent la DGA, la CCI du Var et la CCIR.

Depuis la création du Cluster EDEN PACA, les réunions mensuelles se déclinent autour des objectifs opérationnels suivants.

Recruter une trentaine de membres d’ici à deux ans Les PME fondatrices sont au nombre de 5, réparties en région, dont deux varoises (ActiveEon, Novadem, Opera Ergonomie, IRTS et Sofresud). A l’heure actuelle 15 candidatures sont à l’étude et le processus d’adhésion nécessite l’approbation du bureau Fédéral.

Accroitre la visibilité sur les salons internationaux EDEN PACA a participé à Thethys, au FED et sera présent au SIAE (Salon International de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace). Viendront ensuite le CNSP (Congrès National de Sapeurs Pompiers), le MILIPOL (Salon Mondial de la sécurité et de la sureté des Etats), Dubai Air Show.

Renforcer les relations avec les donneurs d’ordre Au fil des réunions, le Cluster se construit une identité, les entreprises fondatrices constituent un réseau, capable d’offrir toute la chaine de valeurs techniques nécessaires au développement des équipements de la Défense.

Repères : la présence des PME de la Défense dans le Var et en Région PACA Sur 1.800 entreprises connues de la DGA en France, 220 PME sont implantées en région PACA, représentant 12.000 emplois. Avec 30% de PME de la Base Industrielle et technologique de la Défense (BITD), implantées dans le Var 4.600 emplois sont concernés. Autour de ces entreprises stratégiques, le réseau de sous-traitance compte 250 PME dans le Var impliquées directement ou indirectement sur les marchés de la Défense.

Pour toute information sur le cluster EDEN PACA : adhesion@eden-paca.com

EDEN en Bref EDEN (European Defense Economic Network), premier cluster des PME Défense, Sécurité, Sûreté, fondé en 2008 est aujourd’hui une Fédération Nationale avec 4 associations régionales, en Rhône-Alpes, Bretagne, région Centre et PACA. EDEN comptant plus de 90 PME membres (représentant 5.500 emplois, et plus de 650 millions d’euros de CA – dont plus de la moitié à l’export). Animée par une véritable solidarité inter-PME, cette grappe d’entreprises a pour mission première d’encourager et développer les synergies business et technologiques de ses membres pour attaquer les marchés étrangers . Cette communauté alliant expertise technique et parfaite connaissance des besoins du marché de la Défénse rend ainsi plus cohérente l’offre des entreprises françaises aussi bien dans les domaines civils que militairesPour plus d’informations : www.eden-defense-cluster.com

Contact Presse CCIV : Katia Bizat – 04 94 22 80 08 - katia.bizat@var.cci.fr 236, boulevard Maréchal Leclerc – CS 90008 – 83107 Toulon Cedex T. 04 94 22 80 00 – F. 04 94 22 80 01 www.var.cci.fr

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AS+ Groupe EOLEN and ActiveEon Partner to Deliver Advanced Grid and Cloud Solutions [Friday January, 25th 2013]

                                                    

AS+ Groupe EOLEN and ActiveEon, two members of TERATEC, partner to deliver advanced Grid and Cloud solutions to customers

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Paris and Sophia Antipolis, 25th, January 2013 – ActiveEon and AS+ Groupe EOLEN are very pleased to announce their agreement to deliver advanced Grid and Cloud solutions to customers. AS+ Groupe EOLEN has chosen ProActive Parallel Suite to promote value added Grid and Cloud services. For ActiveEon, it is another demonstration of its ability to market its ProActive software as a Cloud enabler for outsourcing.

AS+ Groupe EOLEN is a high-expertise consulting and engineering company aiming to provide a complete service offer in the field of high performance computing. It has just become a TeraTec member in 2013. ActiveEon, an INRIA start-up, is the innovative Software Editor of the Cloud Open Source solution ProActive Parallel Suite. This is a strategic relationship for these two complementary companies. The partnership permits to deliver and manage Cloud and Grid platforms that pool heterogeneous resources (Linux, Windows, Mac, OpenStack, VMware, EC2, Azure) to optimize infrastructure usage and save on administration costs. Moreover, ProActive Orchestrator allows scheduling customer business workflows on the shared infrastructures according to the specific requirements of each application, also making an allowance for the corporate priorities.

AS+ Groupe EOLEN being a major actor in outsourcing, systems integration and R&D developments, the agreement with ActiveEon enables each company to deliver to customers advanced solutions, with strong cost reductions in administration and infrastructure investments, together with accelerated and automated business applications. ActiveEon finds here a strong partner to reinforce its positions into the very promising market of IT Cloud Outsourcing.

"This partnership with ActiveEon is perfectly consistent with our strategy at AS+ Groupe EOLEN to bring to our customers from domains such as Engineering, Telco, Media, Finance, a comprehensive solution with services to manage their workflows and optimizing their infrastructure. Workflow orchestration and meta-scheduling capabilities provided by ProActive as well as the quality of support offered by ActiveEon are one of our key strengths to bring this ambition to reality for our demanding customers." says Sébastien Monot, Innovation Manager at AS+ Groupe EOLEN.

 

Denis Caromel, Founder and CEO of ActiveEon states "Cloud evolution is all about heterogeneity and flexibility, in a context of IT cost reduction, and nevertheless with improved SLA for business applications. This is the challenge that we solve for our customers, both in project and Outsourcing mode now with AS+ Groupe EOLEN. We have been interacting in the past with AS+ Groupe EOLEN, and with have been impressed by their advanced expertise; it is a real pleasure to reinforce our collaboration."

 

About ActiveEon:

ActiveEon is your technological partner to accelerate and to upscale your infrastructures and applications in the area of Cloud computing. INRIA spin-off founded in 2007, with headquarter in the Sophia Antipolis Techno Park, France, ActiveEon is an Open Source Professional company editing OW2  ProActive Parallel Suite®. It supplies to its customers, support, consulting, integration and development, subscription and OEM partnership. ProActive optimizes the execution of the most demanding applications, company workflows, numerical and financial simulations, Matlab ™ and Scilab, and data analysis (Map/Reduce).

 

About AS+ Groupe EOLEN:

AS+ Groupe EOLEN is a consulting and engineering company which brings added-value to the technological & innovative projects of companies. Our job is to assist our clients in their development of products and services. Our fields of expertise are Electronics (ex: development of electronic components & cards), Informatics (ex: application & embedded software development), Mechanics and Telecommunications. We operate in all phases of these projects, from downstream studies to production. We develop a niche of technical knowledge existing in all of these different industries sectors: Car industry, Aeronautics, Chip card, Defense, Digital television, Transport, Telecommunication, Space, Bank, Insurance, Finance…

 

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2012

BELFIUS Bank reinforces its trust in ActiveEon and its ProActive Parallel Suite® [Monday June, 18th 2012]

                                                                       

BELFIUS Bank reinforces its trust in ActiveEon and its ProActive Parallel Suite® solution for distributed computing in Private Cloud mode

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Sophia Antipolis, 5th of June 2012 – BELFIUS Bank in Brussels (formerly DEXIA) is placing its trust in the ActiveEon editor from Sophia Antipolis and its position should be consolidated in the coming months. The ProActive Parallel Suite® solution demonstrated the value of the parallelization of financial application processing for DEXIA during a first set of very significant tests in 2011, and transition to the production use of ProActive Parallel Suite. The banking industry is increasingly interested in open systems for renovation of applications and in strengthening of financial stress tests.

The Proactive Parallel Suite®, http://ProActive.inria.fr, is available under an open source license within the OW2 community. It offers a versatile solution for gathering computing resources and provides a simple and unified access to these resources via web-based portal, as well as standalone interfaces and APIs. ProActive also optimizes the execution of the most demanding applications, business workflows, numerical and financial simulations, Matlab ™ and Scilab, data analysis ( Map / Reduce).

Thanks to ActiveEon’s software, BELFIUS can use Citrix machines dedicated to desktop virtualization for accelerating the execution of financial stress tests. It all runs with ProActive in Private Cloud mode.

“A major strength of ProActive is its ability to integrate with existing infrastructure, without need to modify them. In a period of IT costs reduction, our customers realize significant savings, while gaining the flexibility and accuracy of business applications”, says Denis Caromel, co-founder and President of ActiveEon.

“With ActiveEon and its solution Cloud ProActive, the return on investment is clear: we can use our existing infrastructure more effectively, and share it between applications. In addition, we benefit from more effective financial simulations, and the ability to run some jobs in very high priority, including in preemptive mode. In summary, with fewer machines, we are able to perform more financial simulations.” reports Kristof De Groote, Software Architect at BELFIUS.

 

About ActiveEon:

ActiveEon is your technological partner to accelerate and to scale your infrastructures and applications in the field of distributed and parallel computing and business Grid and Cloud. Founded in 2007 and situated in Techno Park Sophia Antipolis, France, ActiveEon is an Open Source company and an INRIA (French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control) spin-off. It co-develops the ProActive Parallel Suite® and supplies to its customers support, consulting, integration and development, subscription and OEM partnership.

More information at http://www.activeeon.com

 

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2009

Strategic Relationship between ActiveEon and CARRI SYSTEMS [Friday November, 27th 2009]

                                                                     

ActiveEon and CARRI SYSTEMS Announce Strategic Relationship for Uniform Management of Enterprise Grid and Clouds Infrastructure for both CPU and GPU computing

Sophia Antipolis – Paris, France – November 27, 2009 ActiveEon, your dedicated technology partner for accelerating and scaling up your enterprise applications, and CARRI SYSTEMS, leader in premium computer equipment with both CPUs and GPUs, today announced a strategic relationship to provide customers with global solutions for parallel programming, multi-platform scheduling and heterogeneous resource management. ProActive Parallel Suite®, an open source solution, federates existing machines (both Linux and Windows) with new CARRI solutions (PC, GPU PC and Rack 4U, HPC clusters) into a uniform powerful infrastructure for both CPU and GPU computing.

ProActive makes it possible to find the appropriate machine to execute any program, CPUs and GPUs. Overall, ProActive offers a complete Enterprise Cloud solution, featuring Workflow, Data Transfer, Licence Management, and Virtualization. With respect to GPUs, ProActive appropriately schedules workload of GPU jobs in a successive manner, including on several machines.

ProActive Parallel Suite Version 4.2, Nov. 2009, integrated with solutions from CARRI SYSTEMS, provides a powerful innovative Open Source Solution to manage multi-cores and Enterprise Grid & Cloud computing.  It provides customers with rapid development of HPC Applications, together with Grid and Cloud management. ProActive 4.2 features:

• ProActive Programming:  Java Parallel Toolkit • ProActive Scheduling :      Multi-Platform Job Scheduler • ProActive Resourcing:      Desktop, Cluster, Grid & Cloud Resource Manager The innovative ActiveEon-CARRI solutions were disclosed and demonstrated at the international SC09 convention, Nov. 16-20, Portland, Oregon, USA, gathering over 10 000 attendees.

“More than ever, the future of parallel computing resides in a strong collaboration between Desktop PCs, GPU machines or GPU Racks, and HPC Clusters. ProActive Scheduling combined with ProActive Resourcing makes it possible to seamlessly manage heterogeneous IT Infrastructures that include all types of CARRI SYSTEMS machines.” said Denis Caromel, founder of ProActive Parallel Suite and ActiveEon, Head of INRIA OASIS Research Team.

“Flexible Heterogeneous Computing, where portability (Windows, Linux, Mac) works in tandem with versatility (Desktops, Cluster, Grid and Clouds), is what makes such a breakthrough possible.” added Christian Delbé, ActiveEon Technical Director.

“CARRI SYSTEMS is pleased to be working with ActiveEon to bring higher flexibility to our customers,” said Franck Darmon, Manager Operations and Resources at CARRI SYSTEMS. “With ProActive Parallel Suite, CARRI SYSTEMS new solutions not only provide a powerful boost of existing enterprise capacity, but also provide a full and uniform federation of all enterprise resources, existing and new advanced CARRI Solutions”.

About ActiveEon

ActiveEon provides a complete suite of software products that accelerate and scale up your applications in the Grid and Cloud domain. ActiveEon employs the open source leaders who created and drive innovation with ProActive Parallel Suite, the de facto standard portable and powerful solution that finally puts parallel java programming integrated with job scheduling and resource manager within everyone’s reach. ActiveEon also provides high-end services & professional support directly delivered to you by ProActive experts. ActiveEon partners with Integrators for challenging development projects and with ISVs for achieving portable OEM solutions. ActiveEon has strategic relationships Oracle and Microsoft® and provides worldwide support for customers in many sectors including IT services, Finance, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Telco, Academia and Government.

For more information, please visit: www.activeeon.com

About CARRI SYSTEMS

Founded in 1992 by enthusiasts, CARRI SYSTEMS is a French company recognised for its technological expertise in high performance computer systems. Based in Bagnolet near Paris, the company has a strongly established business model based on research excellence, outstanding performance and the quality of its computers and peripherals. Its leadership in the French computer market has enabled CARRI SYSTEMS to successfully penetrate all segments, from administration to individuals, research, industry, business services and large accounts.

CARRI SYSTEMS is constantly pushing technological limits and regularly receives specialist awards for the quality of its configurations and their extreme performance. “CARRI Systems’ philosophy is part of a strong consumer culture. Our goal is to understand our customers’ needs and create tailor-made configurations which meet them exactly.” Gérard Darmon, CEO CARRI SYSTEMS.

For more Information, please visit: www.carri.com

For more information, Contact:

 

ActiveEon Geraldine CABANNES Sales and Marketing Director +33 6 86 77 39 21 geraldine.cabannes@activeeon.com

CARRI SYSTEMS Franck DARMON Operation and resources Manager +33 6 11 03 31 30 Franck.darmon@carri.com

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ActiveEon and NVIDIA for Multi-GPUs Support [Monday November, 16th 2009]

                                                                                                 

ActiveEon Announces Strategic Relationship with NVIDIA for Multi-GPUs Support with ProActive Parallel Suite

SC09— PORTLAND, Oregon – November 16, 2009–ActiveEon, your dedicated technology partner for accelerating and scaling up your enterprise applications, today announces a strategic relationship with NVIDIA in order to ease the deployment of Cuda Tasks on GPUs and Multi-GPUs with the new release of ProActive Parallel Suite.

Multi-GPUs is a new paradigm and architecture proposed by NVIDIA, featuring several NVIDIA cards installed on the same Host, and many NVIDIA cards installed on different Hosts. ProActive makes it possible to find the appropriate machine to execute a given GPU program, and to appropriately schedule workload of GPU jobs in a successive manner, including on several machines each equipped with multiple NVIDIA cards.

ProActive Parallel Suite® Version 4.2 has just been released with such powerful NVIDIA GPU features. ProActive provides a powerful innovative Open Source Solution (OW2 & OSA consortium) for multi-cores to Enterprise Grid & Cloud computing.  It provides customers with rapid development of HPC, Grid and Cloud Applications. ProActive Parallel Suite Version 4.2, Nov. 2009, features: •    ProActive Programming 4.2:  Java Parallel Toolkit •    ProActive Scheduling 2.0 :      Multi-Platform Job Scheduler •    ProActive Resourcing 2.0:      Desktop, Cluster, Grid & Cloud Resource Manager

“More than ever, the future of parallel computing resides in a strong collaboration between Multi-Cores CPUs and Multi-GPUs. ProActive Scheduling combined with ProActive Resourcing makes it possible to seamlessly manage heterogeneous IT Infrastructures that include various GPU cards from NVIDIA.” said Denis Caromel, founder of ProActive Parallel Suite and ActiveEon, Head of INRIA OASIS Research Team. “Flexible Heterogeneous Computing, where portability (Windows, Linux, Mac) works in tandem with versatility (Desktops, Cluster, Grid and Clouds), is what makes such a breakthrough possible.” added Christian Delbé, ActiveEon Technical Director.

Thanks to the ProActive Parallel Suite integrated solution, it is now possible to: •    aggregate all Windows and Linux desktops and distribute the workload over them, •    seamlessly handle and integrate Linux and Windows clusters, •    extend resources with Public Clouds (e.g. Amazon EC2), •    appropriately map Cuda tasks and Jobs on all the NVIDIA GPUs available across all the resources above.

Moreover, ProActive makes it possible from an Enterprise infrastructure (Grid, Private Cloud) to dynamically use resources residing on Public Clouds, including NVIDIA GPUs. From within a Public Cloud (e.g. Amazon EC2), ProActive makes it possible to dynamically use resources outside the Cloud (e.g. back on the Enterprise Grid or Private Cloud), including NVIDIA GPUs (Cloud Seeding).

ActiveEon guarantees to its users, customers and partners the ongoing ease of deployment of Cuda Tasks on GPUs and Multi-GPUs. Therefore, our joint customers will be able to utilize the power of parallel processing from their desktops to the clusters, and all the way to the cloud, with familiar and easy-to-use tools.

ActiveEon already supports Dual GTX-280, Tesla C1060, S1070, and is committed to support the new NVIDIA Tesla products, such as the new Tesla GPU Fermi.

ProActive Parallel Suite solutions are being showcased at SuperComputing 2009 in Portland, Oregon, November 14-20 at INRIA’s booth 1405.

 

About ActiveEon

ActiveEon provides a complete suite of software products that accelerate and scale up your applications in the Grid and Cloud domain. ActiveEon employs the open source leaders who created and drive innovation for ProActive Parallel Suite, the de facto standard portable and powerful solution that finally puts parallel java programming integrated with job scheduling and resource manager within everyone’s reach. ActiveEon also provides high-end services & professional support directly delivered to you by ProActive experts. We partner with Integrators for challenging development projects and with ISVs for achieving portable OEM solutions. ActiveEon has strategic relationships with IT vendors such as HP, Oracle, Microsoft® and worldwide customers in many sectors including IT services, Finance, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Telco, Academia and Government. For more information, visit: www.activeeon.com

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For more information: Geraldine CABANNES Sales and Marketing Director +33 6 86 77 39 21 geraldine.cabannes@activeeon.com

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ActiveEon Announces ProActive Parallel Suite Support for Microsoft’s Windows HPC Server 2008 [Monday November, 16th 2009]

                                                                           

ActiveEon Announces ProActive Parallel Suite Support for Microsoft’s Windows HPC Server 2008

SC09— PORTLAND, Oregon – November 16, 2009–ActiveEon, your dedicated technology partner for accelerating and scaling up your enterprise applications, today announces support for Windows HPC Server with the new release of ProActive Parallel Suite.

ProActive Parallel Suite® 4.2 now provides a powerful innovative Open Source Solution from multi-core workstation to enterprise grids & cloud computing with new support for Windows HPC Server 2008. ProActive provides customers with rapid development of HPC, Grid and Cloud applications. ActiveEon is an innovative startup in Microsoft’s IDEES and BizSpark programs.

ProActive Parallel Suite 4.2, Nov. 2009, features: •    ProActive Programming 4.2:  Java Parallel Toolkit •    ProActive Scheduling 2.0 :      Multi-Platform Job Scheduler •    ProActive Resourcing 2.0:      Desktop, Cluster, Grid & Cloud Resource Manager

“We’ve all heard ‘Flexible Heterogeneous IT Infrastructure’ claims in the past, but this time it’s for real,” said Christian Delbé, ActiveEon Technical Director. “ActiveEon and its partners will be delivering outstanding performance and broad applicability to developers in various industries.  Flexible heterogeneous computing, where portability (Windows, Linux, Mac) works in tandem with versatility (Desktops, Cluster, Grid and Clouds), is what makes such a breakthrough possible.” Additional components such as ProActive Windows Agents and ProActive VM Management including support for Microsoft Hyper-V, complete the comprehensive support for Windows platforms.

Thanks to the ProActive Parallel Suite integrated solution, it is now possible to: •    Aggregate Windows-based PCs and distribute jobs over desktops •    Seamlessly Integrate with Windows HPC Server 2008 clusters •    Seamlessly handle and integrate Linux clusters •    Extend internal computing resources with Amazon EC2 nodes •    Efficiently execute over all these nodes or only on Amazon EC2

“ProActive Parallel Suite together with Windows HPC Server 2008 makes it possible to rapidly develop HPC applications, improve productivity and reduce complexity of systems administration and cluster interoperability as well as seamlessly scale from Workstation to Cluster to Cloud,” said Denis Caromel, founder of ProActive Parallel Suite and ActiveEon, Head of INRIA OASIS Research Team.

ProActive Parallel Suite solutions are being showcased at SuperComputing 2009 in Portland, Oregon, November 14-20 at INRIA’s booth 1405, and at a Microsoft theatre presentation (November 18th, 15H45) including use cases in the Financial and Genomic Sequencing sectors. Presentations and demonstrations will show how to seamlessly take advantage of Windows HPC Server 2008 solutions together with Windows desktops, fully integrated with the capacity to handle legacy Linux clusters and the cloud.

ActiveEon is committed to ongoing support of Microsoft products in the HPC domain. Joint customers will be able to utilize the power of parallel processing from their desktops to the clusters, and all the way to the cloud, with familiar and easy-to-use tools.

 

About ActiveEon

ActiveEon provides a complete suite of software products that accelerate and scale up your applications in the Grid and Cloud domain. ActiveEon employs the open source leaders who created and drive innovation for ProActive Parallel Suite, the de facto standard portable and powerful solution that finally integrates parallel java programming with job scheduling and a resource manager within everyone’s reach. ActiveEon also provides high-end services & professional support directly delivered to you by ProActive experts. We partner with systems integrators for challenging development projects and with ISVs for achieving portable OEM solutions. ActiveEon has strategic relationships with IT vendors such as HP, Oracle, Microsoft® and worldwide customers in many sectors including IT services, Finance, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Telco, Academia and Government.

For more information, visit: www.activeeon.com

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

For more information:

Geraldine CABANNES Sales and Marketing Director +33 6 86 77 39 21 geraldine.cabannes@activeeon.com

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Pricing Partners and ActiveEon unveil a high performance solution for the valuation of derivative pr [Sunday August, 16th 2009]

                                                                            

Pricing Partners and ActiveEon unveil a high performance solution for the valuation of derivative products

August 25, 2009 Paris-London, France: Pricing Partners, the independent valuation expert and a world leader in mathematical models and analytics for derivatives and structured products, announced today that Pricing Partners established a strong technology partnership with ActiveEon to provide an ultra rapid solution for the valuation of derivative products. This partnership is based on the mathematic models for valuations of Pricing Partners and the technology of distributed computing from ActiveEon relying on the groundbreaking innovative ProActive Parallel Suite® originated from INRIA.

This solution, ‘Price-it® Excel Accelerated by ProActive’, will remarkably increase the computing power of Price-it® Excel and thus considerably reduce the required time for the valuation of portfolio of hundreds even thousands of complex products. It will benefit from the effects of scales by using the maximum of available resources within the company’s clients. The grid computing solution, from desktop to cluster, guarantees indeed the loading time together with ultra fast response and meanwhile enables the assessment of effective computing power in order to achieve a significant time saving.

Eric Benhamou, CEO of Pricing Partners comments “Pricing Partners” valuation models are highly accurate; however, they can take time in calculation. This partnership with ActiveEon, which offers a very innovative solution, enables us now to provide our clients a solution that could reduce dramatically the computing time, and hence responds to a more obvious need in terms of computing power. Therefore, I am very pleased with this partnership that allows us to deliver to our clients a very high quality service.”

“ActiveEon is committed to an open partnership ecosystem for achieving portable OEM solutions, with a product that allows best-of-breed solution vendors such as Pricing Partners to accelerate their solutions with ProActive Parallel Suite®,” adds Denis Caromel, main founder, ActiveEon. “Partnering with Pricing Partners, a leader in mathematic models, positions us in the financial grid computing field as a key Grid Computing actor with a robust, powerful and recognized solution. Integration with Price-it® extends ActiveEon’s leading enterprise grid technologies with the ability to deliver ‘Price-it Excel accelerated by ProActive’. This fully integrated solution should be very valuable to Pricing Partners’ existing and future clients for sizing the computing power effectively and rapidly.”

In this partnership, the two companies will deploy together a global solution. Pricing Partners clients should rapidly be able to benefit from both improved performance and robustness thanks to the deployment of enterprise grid computing with optimized response time during valuation and risk calculation operations.

 

About ActiveEon

ActiveEon is your dedicated technology partner for accelerating and scaling up your enterprise applications in the distributed and parallel domain. Founded in 2007, and based in the Sophia Antipolis Techno Park, France, ActiveEon is a Professional Open Source Software Company originated from INRIA (proactive.inria.fr) that co-develops innovative software: ProActive Parallel Suite®, a complete framework providing Java Parallel Programming seamlessly integrated with Scheduling and Resource Management. ProActive accelerates and scales up distributed and parallel applications for a better utilization of your existing investments in Desktops, Multi-Cores, Clusters, Grids and Clouds. Highly portable (Linux, Windows, MacOS), with ProActive your applications can be simply executed within your company’s and your customers’ infrastructures, enabling greater business agility at radically lower costs. ActiveEon also provides high-end services & professional support (Training, Consulting, Development, Integration, and Subscription) directly delivered to you by ProActive experts. We partner with Integrators for challenging development projects and with ISVs for achieving portable OEM solutions. ActiveEon has strategic relationships with the largest IT vendors such as HP, Oracle, Microsoft® and Pricing Partners. Our customers are worldwide; our expertise is applied in many sectors including IT services, Finance, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Telco, Academia and Government.

For more information, please visit: www.activeeon.com

 

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Géraldine Cabannes Tel: +33 4 9238 50 00 Fax: +33 4 9238 76 44 geraldine.cabannes@activeeon.com

 

About Pricing Partners

Set up by former professionals of the trading industry, Pricing Partners offers accurate solutions for derivatives products valuation, pricing tools and risk analytics. Thanks to Price-it online, a SaaS platform, Pricing Partners provides independent valuation from the vanilla to the most exotic financial products on most assets (Interest Rates, Fixed Income, Equity, Inflation, Credit, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Life Insurance and Hybrid products). Pricing Partners develops and commercializes Price-it Excel, an analytic and independent pricing library using a generic payoff language description which allows the pricing of virtually any financial derivatives. Price-it also supports VaR, CVaR and the most common risk management tools. Pricing Partners is the only company completely mastering the chain of valuation, developing both its own pricing library and a valuation platform giving its clients very accurate and reliable valuation as a result of its intrinsic knowledge of the pricing tools. Pricing Partners solutions can be used by investment banks, buy side firms, hedge funds, financial departments, trading rooms and audit firms.

Pricing Partners has also signed numerous partnerships to distribute its technology with leading institutions like NYSE Euronext (for its independent valuation service via Primesource), Misys (for its pricing library integrated into Summit), CMA or Lexifi. It is also a Microsoft IDEES partner, an IBM, Sun, Datasynapse and ActiveEon partner. Furthermore, it is a member of the grid research consortium GCPMF uniting BNP Paribas, Calyon, Ecole Centrale, EDF, ENPC, INRIA, Natixis, Misys, Pars VI University and Supelec and a global coordinator of the Credinext consortium, in collaboration with Prime Source, Lunalogic, Ecole Polytechnique, ENPC, University of Marne La Vallée and INRIA.

For more information, visit: www.pricingpartners.com

 

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Yuxin Mao Pricing Partners, Direct: +33 1 55 26 42 00 Fax: +33 1 5526 42 03 Email: marketing@pricingpartners.com

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