SOURCE: Egenera

June 06, 2007 08:30 ET

Egenera Announces New Processing Blade With 64GB Memory Based on AMD Opteron™ Processors

Company's Largest Memory Offering Certified for Windows, RHEL, SUSE and Solaris

MARLBORO, MA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - Egenera Inc., the data center virtualization company, today announced it will expand its Egenera® Processing Blade™ (pBlade) family with a new pBlade with 64GB memory, based on four-socket, dual-core Second-Generation AMD Opteron™ Model 8220 SE processors. The new pBlade will be Egenera's largest memory offering, certified to support Microsoft® Windows®, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Sun® Solaris™ 10 operating systems.

Enterprises running Oracle, SAP and other high-end, mission critical applications can take advantage of the new pBlade's large memory size for enhanced performance and scalability. In addition, the expanding use of virtual machine technology is driving requirements for more memory, as customers seek to consolidate many applications onto a single blade.

Egenera will continue to use its standard 1U form factor for this new blade. While some other blade systems require the use of double-width blades for configurations utilizing four CPUs or large memory configurations, Egenera customers have choice and flexibility without having to compromise footprint.

The new Egenera pBlade will be populated with 4 AMD Opteron Model 8220 SE dual-core processors at the speed of 2.8GHz with 64GB of memory.

Egenera pBlades are diskless and stateless processing blades within the Egenera® BladeFrame® System. This enables automated allocation, repurposing and failover since any server can assume the identity of any other server. The BladeFrame combines these stateless blades with unique virtualization software to dramatically reduce data center complexity and deliver an agile, highly-available infrastructure. A single Egenera system can simultaneously run processing blades with various processor architectures and operating systems, enabling customers to automatically align computing resources to application requirements and scale performance dynamically.

"Egenera developed this large memory blade as a direct result of customer demand, in order to meet the requirements of their most mission critical applications," said Susan Davis, vice president, Egenera. "We continue to deliver a new standard in performance and memory capabilities resulting in significant advantages in application performance. We also continue to work closely with AMD to leverage their innovations for enterprise customers."

Availability

The 64GB pBlade based on the AMD Opteron Model 8220 SE processor will be commercially available in Q2 of 2007.

About Egenera Inc.

Egenera is a global leader in delivering data center virtualization solutions that reduce costs and complexity for hundreds of forward thinking companies. The Egenera BladeFrame system virtualizes the data center with an innovative server architecture specifically designed to reduce complexity and enable IT to respond rapidly to business requirements. Market-leading enterprises around the world trust Egenera to run their most critical applications and achieve higher resource utilization, faster application time to market and lower total cost of ownership. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. For more information visit www.egenera.com, call 508-858-2600 or send email to info@egenera.com.

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