SOURCE: Egenera, Inc.

Egenera, Inc.

July 12, 2010 04:00 ET

Egenera Launches Partner Program in EMEA

Enables Broader Access to Independent Converged Infrastructure Solutions; Initiative Begins With Charter Partner UK-Based Metropolitan Networks

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  Egenera Inc. announced today its new channel partner program in EMEA, and the addition of UK-based Metropolitan Networks Ltd. to Egenera's certified channel VAR and integration partners. Egenera is expanding its sales reach as the company extends broader support of PAN Manager® Software by Egenera®, their converged infrastructure solution. Egenera is expanding its EMEA program to include VARs and integrators who wish to offer independent converged infrastructure and unified computing solutions. According to a recent Gartner report, by year-end 2012, 30% of Global 2000 data centers will be equipped with some fabric-based blade architectures.

"Many VARs are asking for an alternative to vendor lock-in with converged infrastructure from Cisco or HP. Egenera uniquely offers a battle-proven alternative that provides resellers with more flexible and attractive financial advantages," said John Warnants, Egenera vice president, EMEA. "Further, we use standard x86 servers and Ethernet components that every VAR is already familiar with -- not proprietary components," he added.

Joining as its newest Egenera Certified Partner, Metropolitan Networks (http://www.met-networks.com/) is based in London and operates across the UK. The company specialises in infrastructure, network and security solutions for Media, Education, ISP, Medical and Finance markets.

"Egenera has built a formidable reputation as a Converged Infrastructure platform for business- and mission-critical applications, and we are pleased to be able to offer their software to our broader customer base," said Ashok Thomas, managing director of Metropolitan Networks. "Our customers are looking for simpler ways to guarantee availability and disaster recovery while avoiding the vendor lock-in. Egenera's PAN Manager Software meets their IT needs elegantly, while simplifying data centre management through fewer products, better integration and platform choice. We are happy to combine our experience with Egenera's technology to provide this multi-platform solution to our customers."

The Egenera solution also appeals to customers with mixed physical and virtual resources, and PAN Manager Software often replaces complex clustering and infrastructure provisioning tools.

About Egenera
Converge. Unify. Simplify.™ That's how Egenera makes every data centre a reliable dynamic data centre, quickly and easily. The company's production-proven converged infrastructure data centre 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 centre with measurable savings. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. For more information visit http://www.egenera.com, call +1-508-858-2600 or (in UK) 44-208-123-3441, or send email to info@egenera.com.

* Gartner, Inc. "Emerging Technology Analysis: Fabric-Based Computing, Server Technologies" by Adrian O'Connell, Andrew Butler et al, December 14, 2009

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