SOURCE: Egenera

September 12, 2007 08:30 ET

Egenera Signs OEM Agreement With VMware

Global Leaders in Server and Data Center Virtualization Extend Relationship to Align Complementary Technologies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - Today at VMworld 2007, Egenera Inc., the data center virtualization company, announced it has entered into an OEM agreement with VMware. Under the terms of the agreement, Egenera® BladeFrame® system customers will be able to purchase VMware Infrastructure 3 solutions and support from Egenera and its resellers beginning in Q4 2007. The agreement further strengthens the relationship between the two companies, and delivers closely aligned and complementary virtualization solutions for the enterprise data center.

Egenera previously announced a port of VMware ESX Server -- part of VMware Infrastructure -- to the Egenera® BladeFrame® system, complementing Egenera's data center virtualization solutions with the robust infrastructure virtualization capabilities of VMware technology. Availability is slated for Q4 2007.

Data Center Virtualization: Dynamically Aligning Resources Across the Data Center

Infrastructure virtualization from VMware is an important platform for facing the demands of today's IT environments, providing customers with business continuity, disaster recovery and reductions in power and cooling costs. Egenera's data center virtualization solutions complement this by providing a highly available platform that eliminates up to 80 percent of the components needed in alternative systems by virtualizing the network, storage and management infrastructure. Designed to support business -- and mission-critical applications, the BladeFrame system is an ideal platform to host large-scale deployments of virtual machines when availability and scalability are key requirements. In addition, Egenera® PAN Manager™ software provides automatic hardware failover and high availability, disaster recovery, policy-based automation, and full monitoring and management capabilities.

"Customers are looking for complete virtualization solutions to consolidate workloads, reduce IT costs and provide business continuity for mission-critical applications and processes," said Brian Byun, vice president of global partners and solutions, VMware. "This expansion of Egenera's relationship with VMware makes it even easier for customers to reap these benefits on Egenera systems by enabling more streamlined implementations of VMware Infrastructure."

"VMware Infrastructure is the market-leading infrastructure virtualization software suite and we are excited about expanding our relationship with VMware for joint customers' benefit," said Susan Davis, vice president, Egenera. "With the new OEM agreement, Egenera customers will be able to further extend the inherent data center virtualization capabilities of Egenera solutions with VMware's industry leading virtualization platform."

Egenera at VMworld 2007

Vern Brownell, Egenera's founder and Chief Strategist, will be presenting today, Wednesday, September 12 from 11:30-12:30 in a session titled, "Best Practices for the Data Center of the Future." Other panelists in the session include executives from Hewlett Packard, the Mayo Clinic, Microsoft and VMware. The session is being moderated by Intel.

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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