SOURCE: Egenera

Egenera

August 15, 2011 08:00 ET

Egenera Signs Reseller Agreement With API Systems

Partnership Expands Egenera's Reach Into Fortune 500 and Presence in EMEA and APAC; Strengthens API's Virtualization Solutions Portfolio

BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - Egenera, the only provider of open converged infrastructure management software, announced today that the company has entered into a reseller agreement with API Systems, a global provider of consulting, managed IT, and technical workforce development services to Fortune 500 companies. The firm's clients include numerous pharmaceutical and telecommunications companies. PAN Manager® Software by Egenera® is showcased in API's Virtualization Center of Excellence and is immediately available to API clients worldwide.

"API Systems is an established, respected organization with a thriving virtualization practice and many Fortune 500 clients. Earning the trust of America's most successful enterprises -- particularly when it comes to managing their business-critical information systems -- requires demonstrated performance. We're glad to partner with API," said Jim Bandanza, Chief Operating Officer, Egenera. "API's goal of helping enterprises to simplify data center infrastructure, coupled with an expertise in deploying and managing enabling virtualization technologies, is a solid basis for a strategic relationship. And API's expansion into Europe and Asia Pacific correlates with our growth plans."

"Our new partnership with Egenera complements our existing relationships with Citrix and VMWare by giving us access to PAN Manager Software, the only converged infrastructure solution that supports multiple hardware platforms and storage area networks. More enterprise IT organizations are pursuing virtual computing initiatives, and converged infrastructure is frequently coming up in conversation," said Tom Boller, President, API Systems. "PAN Manager's openness is crucial because API is committed to providing vendor agnostic solutions that deliver measurable business value. We also like that PAN Manager is a unified management platform that provides automation and consolidation value for both virtual and physical infrastructures. Plus, Egenera has more than a decade of proven performance in enterprise data centers across the globe."

Become an Egenera Partner
Distributors, resellers, systems integrators and consulting firms interested in learning more about the Egenera partner program in North America should contact Jim Bandanza, Chief Operating Officer at jbandanza@egenera.com.

About API Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1992, API Systems, Inc. has become an innovative IT services firm with global capabilities and a proven track record of delivering measurable value. Devoted to the application of Information Technology to improve productivity and profitability, API provides services that incorporate the latest in virtual computing and application support. API's partnership approach has forged strong customer relationships which results in a comprehensive understanding of each client's technology environment and the most effective way to support it.

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.

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