SOURCE: Egenera

September 24, 2008 10:14 ET

Egenera K.K. Strengthens Collaboration With SAP Japan

SAP Competency Center Announced at Egenera Tokyo Headquarters

TOKYO--(Marketwire - September 24, 2008) - Egenera K.K., a wholly owned subsidiary of Egenera, Inc., today announced closer collaboration with SAP Japan Co., Ltd. in Japan. Egenera will open an SAP® Competence Center in its Shinjuku office to promote and support SAP® enterprise technology on Egenera® solutions. Egenera also operates an SAP Competence Center at SAP's global headquarters in Walldorf, Germany, and at Egenera's corporate headquarters in Marlboro, Mass., USA. Egenera is committed to delivering complete and flexible solutions for customers based on open, industry standards across a host of industries.

As an SAP global technology partner, Egenera has numerous large-scale installations of SAP solution-based systems worldwide. Through its newest SAP Competence Center, Egenera will provide Japanese customers with sizing services and benchmarks, as well as integration, optimized performance and high-availability of SAP applications running on Egenera solutions. Egenera's integrated enterprise data center solutions, its powerful PAN Manager® software and professional services are trusted globally to deliver proven value through agility and availability. Enterprise customers worldwide trust their SAP applications to PAN Manager software, which is available across a wide selection of hardware platforms, processors and operating systems.

"We welcome the strengthened partnership between SAP and Egenera. We're looking forward to the new opportunities we expect will arise from this deeper relationship and to further promote Egenera solutions in Japan," commented Garrett Ilg, president and CEO, SAP Japan Co., Ltd.

Egenera delivers an ideal platform for SAP applications, offering critical capabilities including dynamic provisioning, guaranteed uptime and automatic failover, making it easier to build a disaster recovery (DR) site by using the company's patented DR functionality. PAN Manager software makes it simple for customers to construct and manage the three-tier application infrastructure recommended by SAP, which provides appropriate resources for development, staging and production, quickly and without manual intervention.

"We're pleased to expand our relationship with SAP -- both in terms of our new Competence Center and our continued support of customers," said Minoru Ohki, president of Egenera K.K. "Today's announcement significantly strengthens our ongoing strategic partnership in terms of immediate business value for both our companies and our customers."

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Egenera makes every data center a reliable dynamic data center, quickly and easily. The company's integrated enterprise data center solutions, powerful PAN Manager® software and professional services are trusted globally to deliver proven value through agility, reliability and availability. Egenera solutions and services guarantee wire-once, always on, physical and virtual management across the data center with measurable savings. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. For more information visit http://www.egenera.com, call 508-858-2600 or send email to info@egenera.com.

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