SOURCE: Egenera

Egenera

May 25, 2011 08:00 ET

Egenera Named a Top 100 Virtualization Vendor by Everything Channel CRN

Egenera® PAN Manager® Software for Converged Infrastructure Management Recognized for Openness, Flexibility and Performance

BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Egenera, the only provider of open converged infrastructure management software that supports heterogeneous data centers, today announced that it has been recognized by Everything Channel in CRN's new Virtualization 100 list. Featuring the top 100 vendors in the virtualization space as identified by the editorial staff of CRN, the list serves as the de facto resource by which VARs can begin to evaluate the best virtualization products for their business. The company was recognized for its Egenera® PAN Manager® Software which virtualizes servers, I/O and networks into pools of scalable resources that can be quickly and dynamically provisioned. PAN Manager® Software also provides "One Click" High Availability™ (HA) with automated failover and "One Click" Disaster Recovery™ (DR) for mission-critical applications and sustained business continuity.

According to Everything Channel CRN editors, "Even as many data center virtualization startups have moved on to the cloud, virtualization is still one of the IT industry's most charged buzzwords. Of course, virtualization isn't just happening in the data center. Desktop virtualization continues to make inroads and storage virtualization startups have been getting a ton of attention in recent months. But the hottest part of the market right now is virtualization management, where startups are building tools and functionality that plugs gaps that exist in big companies' portfolios."

"CRN is the established voice of the reseller and systems integrator channel, and Egenera is thrilled to be recognized for providing time-tested, vendor-neutral converged infrastructure management software that has tremendous benefits to our channel partners and their customers," said Jim Bandanza, Chief Operating Officer at Egenera. "The biggest benefits of PAN Manager Software include choice, as in choice of server, virtualization and storage products that keep customers safe from vendor lock-in, and performance. VARs see the advantages of going to market with the only converged infrastructure solution that gives their customers options, is easy to deploy and maintain, and provides unmatched HA and DR capabilities that translate into reliable IT infrastructure."

Bandanza was named a Channel Chief by the Everything Channel CRN in February 2011. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. The company has publicly stated its goal of increasing partner influenced revenue from a current 50 percent to 85 percent or greater by the end of 2012.

Virtualization Excites the VAR Channel
According to the CRN Fast Growth Study, virtualization is the number one technology that VARs are investing in over the next year. The CRN Virtualization 100 list highlights the most compelling virtualization vendors and solutions to best meet the growing needs of the channel. These featured vendors were selected based on their ability to help VARs transform themselves into true service providers and help organizations and enterprises take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that leveraging virtualization has to offer.

"From server to storage to desktop virtualization, this technology will become a mainstay for businesses large and small and one of the more profitable technologies for VARs to integrate and sell," said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "The Virtualization 100 list showcases the best virtualization technology solutions to help VARs navigate the virtualization landscape and determine which vendor is best suited to meet their unique needs."

Become an Egenera Partner
VARs and systems integrators interested in becoming an Egenera partner, please contact:
North America - Eastern Region: Mike Richards at mrichards@egenera.com.
North America - Western Region: Dan Bettinger at dbettinger@egenera.com.
EMEA: John Banfield at jbanfield@egenera.com.
China: Sam Guo at sguo@egenera.com.
Japan: Takeo Hosaka at thosaka@egenera.com.

About Egenera PAN Manager Software
PAN Manager Software (based on the Egenera Processing Area Network concept) combines the simplification benefits of unified computing 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 10 years of rock-solid performance, PAN Manager is deployed at more than 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.

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

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