SOURCE: Egenera

August 28, 2007 10:22 ET

Egenera Names Charles Kane to Board of Directors

Brings 20 Years Deep Financial, Managerial, and Software Industry Knowledge

MARLBORO, MA--(Marketwire - August 28, 2007) - Egenera Inc., the data center virtualization company, today announced the appointment of Charles F. Kane to the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Kane is the chief financial officer of One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit organization created to design, manufacture and distribute laptops that are sufficiently inexpensive to provide every child in the world access to knowledge and modern forms of education.

Prior to OLPC, Mr. Kane held CFO roles at RSA Security (acquired by EMC Corp.), Aspen Technology, and Informix Software (acquired by IBM Corp.). He also served as president and CEO of Corechange Inc. (acquired by Open Text Corp.), in addition to executive positions at Stratus Computer, Prime Computer and Deloitte and Touche. Mr. Kane is a CPA and a Senior Lecturer teaching International Finance at the Sloan Graduate School of Business at MIT.

"We're incredibly fortunate to have someone of Chuck's caliber on Egenera's Board of Directors," said Michael Thompson, Egenera president and CEO. "Having played pivotal roles at large, successful organizations, his experience cannot be overstated. I look forward to his insights and guidance as we continue to execute in a very competitive market."

"This is an exciting time to be joining the Egenera team in an advisory role. They are truly pioneering new opportunities in virtualization at a strategic level," said Mr. Kane. "I look forward to engaging with the management team and other Directors, and contributing to the company's continued growth."

2007 Egenera Board of Directors:

--  Vern J. Brownell: founder, executive vice president and chief
    technology officer, Egenera, Inc.
--  William P. Collatos: managing general partner, Spectrum Equity
--  Robert M. Dutkowsky: president and chief executive officer, Tech Data
--  David Epstein: venture advisor, Crosslink Capital
--  Charles Kane: chief financial officer, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
--  Rick Kimball: founding general partner, Technology Crossover Ventures
--  Michael R. Thompson: president and chief executive officer, Egenera,
--  Louis J. Volpe: co-managing general partner, Kodiak Venture Partners

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, call 508-858-2600 or send email to

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