SOURCE: Egenera

April 25, 2007 09:53 ET

Egenera Joins Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support Program

Offers Seamless Support for Oracle® Enterprise Linux Through New Validated Configurations

MARLBORO, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 25, 2007 -- Egenera Inc., the data center virtualization company, today announced that it has joined the Oracle® Unbreakable Linux Support Program, as well as the Oracle Validated Configuration Program, which provides best practices for deploying Linux infrastructure for business critical applications. The announcement brings seamless support to customers for Oracle Enterprise Linux on the Egenera® BladeFrame® system and broadens the longstanding relationship between the two companies in the area of Linux support and service. Customers can gain improved performance, scalability, and reliability of Linux solutions, with a pre-tested, validated architecture.

"Egenera offers a compelling value proposition for enterprise customers running business- and mission-critical applications on Linux," said Monica Kumar, senior director, Linux and Open Source Product Marketing, Oracle. "Adding a key partner like Egenera to the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support Program further strengthens the value that Oracle brings to the enterprise Linux community."

The goal of Oracle Validated Configurations is to provide easier, faster, and lower-cost deployment of Linux solutions in the enterprise. The program offers pre-tested, validated architectures -- including software, hardware, storage, and network components -- along with documented best practices. This enables improved performance, scalability, and reliability of Linux solutions, with faster, lower-cost implementations. Egenera offers a variety of validated configurations for Oracle Enterprise Linux, for both single- and multi-node implementations on both Intel® and AMD® processors.

"Our goal is to give our customers an end-to-end process for comprehensive access to support, patches and bug fixes. Our participation in the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support Program is focused on developing and executing on a tighter process for the escalation and resolution of customer issues," said Kathy Yenke, vice president business development at Egenera. "With the new validated configurations for Oracle Enterprise Linux on Egenera, we're giving customers more choice with proven Egenera solutions in a pre-tested, validated and supported architecture."

Customers are able to improve their return on investment and performance by leveraging the full functionality of Egenera and Oracle technologies. Egenera is an Oracle PartnerNetwork Certified Partner and Oracle is a member of the Egenera Enterprise Technology Alliance Program.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

About Egenera Inc.

Egenera is a global leader in delivering data center virtualization solutions that simplify operations and infrastructure. The Egenera BladeFrame system simplifies 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 the Egenera BladeFrame system to run their most important 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, call 508-858-2600 or send email to

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