SOURCE: Egenera

Egenera

July 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Egenera Extends PAN Manager® Functionality for the Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX900 to Include vBlades Software

Provides Continuing Operations Paths for PRIMERGY BladeFrame Customers

LONDON and BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Egenera, the only provider of open converged infrastructure software for data center management, today announced that the company has extended the functionality of Egenera® PAN Manager® Software for the Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX900 to include vBlades. Egenera vBlade software, broadly used by the Fujitsu PRIMERGY BladeFrame BF400/BF200 installed base, allows customers to manage physical and virtual servers from a single administrative console. This means that PRIMERGY BX900 server customers can now use PAN Manager Software to deliver automated high availability and disaster recovery to any application on both physical and virtual servers.

By extending Egenera's PAN Manager with vBlade Software to the Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX900, Egenera is providing customers with a clear path to the latest generation of high performance Fujitsu PRIMERGY blade servers. Expanding vBlades to the BX900 platform not only helps to protect customers' PRIMERGY BladeFrame investments, but also enables IT administrators to leverage their training while transitioning to the latest hardware platform. To further assist customers in updating their PAN Manager environments, Egenera is providing tools and programs for the migration and integration of PRIMERGY BladeFrame BF400/BF200 and Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX900.

"By adding vBlade software to PAN Manager for the BX900, customers can leverage compelling functionality that both helps them protect their technology and people investments and provides multiple platform options going forward," said Scott Geng, senior vice president of Engineering, Egenera. "PAN Manager with vBlades eliminates the gap between physical and virtual machine management. By unifying management processes, IT can streamline operations and automate processes to reduce downtime and improve service levels."

Egenera PAN Manager Software
PAN Manager Software (based on the Egenera Processing Area Network concept) uses standard servers and I/O to create dynamic server, networking and storage pools that can be easily re-allocated. PAN combines the simplification benefits of unified computing with integrated high availability and disaster recovery services for physical and virtual servers. The result is a resilient and self-healing infrastructure that provides massive operational efficiencies. With more than 10 years of proven performance, PAN Manager is deployed at over 1,600 sites globally. The software is currently certified on servers from Dell, Egenera, Fujitsu and HP and storage from 3PAR, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp and others.

For more information on PAN Manager Software for BX900 programs, contact:
North America: Jim Bandanza at jbandanza@egenera.com.
EMEA: Thomas Duda at tduda@egenera.com.
China: Sam Guo at sguo@egenera.com.
Japan: Takeo Hosaka at thosaka@egenera.com.

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.

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