SOURCE: Egenera

Egenera

June 23, 2011 07:00 ET

Egenera Data Center Directions™ Webinar Addresses Top CIO Priorities: Consolidating IT Infrastructure, Upgrading Business Continuity Capabilities

Session Highlights Business Benefits of Converged Infrastructure, High Availability and Disaster Recovery

BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 23, 2011) - Egenera, the only provider of open converged infrastructure software for data center management, today announced the second in an ongoing series of Egenera Data Center Directions™ webinars. "Ready for Business: 3 Steps to Fortify, Consolidate and Automate IT Services" will highlight the business benefits of converged infrastructure and new approaches to high availability and disaster recovery. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 29 at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/4 p.m. GMT. More information and complimentary registration are available on the Egenera Data Center Directions event page.

Reducing IT Sprawl, Maintaining Uptime
Forrester Research surveyed 1,575 enterprise budget decision makers and found that consolidating IT infrastructure and significantly upgrading disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities were top technology priorities for 20111. Egenera® PAN Manager® Software uniquely addresses these requirements with the only open, multiplatform converged infrastructure solution. PAN Manager® Software provides "One Click" High Availability™ (HA) with automated failover and "One Click" Disaster Recovery™ (DR) for the entire application portfolio. In addition to providing a platform for IT as a service, PAN Manager reduces the quantity and complexity of physical infrastructure by virtualizing I/O to reduce or eliminate physical components, including servers, host bus adapters (HBA) and network interface controllers (NIC).

"Ready for Business: 3 Steps to Fortify, Consolidate and Automate IT Services" will be hosted by Dan Busby, Egenera's vice president of Product Management. "PAN Manager Software mitigates the two most pressing challenges facing IT executives today -- the high cost of application downtime and the complexity of data center management resulting from fragmented and siloed physical and virtual environments," said Busby. "The benefits of operating-system level virtualization are widely recognized. By applying I/O virtualization to both physical and virtual infrastructure, PAN Manager unifies data center management, reduces the number of physical data center assets that need to be managed, and reduces the impact of IT failures. This simplifies operations and reduces total cost of ownership."

Webinar attendees will learn how Egenera PAN Manager Software provides:

  • Consolidated infrastructure and automated IT operations
  • Dynamic provisioning of infrastructure for greater business agility
  • Protection for all applications -- mission-critical, business-critical and routine
  • "One Click" High Availability without the need for clustering
  • Verifiable Disaster Recovery that makes your DR site a test and R&D system

To register for "Ready for Business: 3 Steps to Fortify, Consolidate and Automate IT Services" click here.

About the Presenter
Dan Busby, Vice President, Product Management, at Egenera, has nearly 30 years of experience in the information technology industry. He was among Egenera's first employees, joining the company at its nascence in 2000. Since that time, Dan has held advanced technical management roles and earned several patents in server and networking technology. He previously worked for Stratus Computer, HP and Apollo Computer.

About Egenera PAN Manager Software
PAN Manager Software combines the data center simplification benefits of converged infrastructure with integrated high availability and disaster recovery services for physical and virtual servers. The software uses standard servers and Ethernet and creates server, I/O, networking and storage pools that can be easily re-allocated. The result is a business-critical infrastructure with massive hardware and operational efficiencies. With more than 10 years of rock-solid performance, PAN Manager is deployed at over 1,600 sites globally. The software currently supports hardware from Egenera, Dell, Fujitsu and HP, and storage from 3Par, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp and others.

About Egenera
Converge. Unify. Simplify. That's how Egenera makes every data center a reliable dynamic data center, quickly and easily. The company's production-proven converged infrastructure data center solutions, powerful PAN Manager® Software by Egenera® 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 Boxborough, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. For more information visit http://www.egenera.com or send email to info@egenera.com.

1 "Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Are Top IT Priorities for 2010 and 2011," Stephanie Balaouras with Chris McClean, Laura Koetzle, and Lindsey Coit, Forrester Research, September 2, 2010.

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