SOURCE: Egenera

November 12, 2007 08:30 ET

Egenera Introduces New Blades Based on Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5400 Series

MARLBORO, MA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Egenera Inc., the data center virtualization company, today announced it will expand its Egenera® Processing Blade™ (pBlade™) family with three new offerings based on the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5400 series launched today (see Intel press release). All of the new Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor pBlades will be certified to support Microsoft® Windows®, RedHat® Enterprise Linux®, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Oracle® Enterprise Linux and Sun® Solaris™ 10 operating systems, providing end users with even more choice and flexibility than before.

The new Egenera pBlade modules will be populated with two Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5450 processors at a speed of 3.0GHz and compatible with all existing BladeFrame® EP, ES and EX systems. The new pBlades will include 8, 16 and 32GB memory configurations. Built for enhanced virtualization capabilities, the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5400 series reduces costs and boosts system utilization. Joint customers will also benefit from achieving greater density with fewer cooling challenges due to the space saving and energy efficient build of the two technologies.

"The array of pBlade configurations we offer continues to grow as we work closely with Intel to ensure that we offer best in class performance, reliability and compatibility in order to keep pace with the critical business needs of our customers," said Susan Davis, vice president of marketing, Egenera. "The latest Egenera pBlades, populated with Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® E5450 processors, enables businesses to run even more highly scalable business applications and improve the power consumption and overall efficiency of their data center operations."

"The Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5400 series is the next step in technology leadership," said Jake Smith, Marketing Manager Intel Server Platforms Group Marketing. "Egenera's world class system combined with Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® E5450 processor raises the bar for compute performance by optimizing bandwidth and maximizing performance density and performance per watt."

Processing Blade modules within the Egenera® BladeFrame® system are diskless and stateless, enabling automated allocation, repurposing and failover, since any processing blade can assume the identity of any other server. The BladeFrame system combines these stateless blades with Egenera® PAN Manager™ virtualization software, enabling customers to automatically align computing resources to application requirements and scale performance dynamically.

Availability

The Egenera pBlade family based on the Intel Model E5450 processors will be commercially available in Q1 of 2008.

About Egenera Inc.

Egenera is a global leader in delivering data center virtualization solutions that reduce costs and complexity for enterprises and public sector agencies worldwide. 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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