SOURCE: Egenera

Egenera

July 11, 2011 08:00 ET

Egenera Signs Reseller Agreement With Major HP Solutions Provider

Partnership With HPM Networks Expands HP Market Penetration, West Coast Presence

BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) - Egenera, the only provider of open converged infrastructure software for data center management, announced today that the company has entered into a reseller agreement with HPM Networks, a leading provider of enterprise IT solutions and professional services with specialized virtualization and networking practices. HPM is an HP Preferred Partner and one of HP's largest solution providers. The company has a significant presence in northern California and other west coast business centers. Both Egenera and HPM Networks are members of HP AllianceONE, a comprehensive partner program focused on HP's Converged Infrastructure strategy of providing a shared services model to deliver secure, best-in-class applications.

"HPM's core competencies and established relationship with HP are an extraordinary fit with Egenera's business objectives and technology, particularly Egenera® PAN Manager® Software for HP BladeSystem," said Jim Bandanza, Chief Operating Officer, Egenera. "In addition, HPM and Egenera have a common commitment to excellence and superior customer support. We look forward to a rewarding partnership."

Charles Miano, executive vice president, HPM Networks, said: "PAN Manager Software stands apart from its competitors in several important ways: It is the only converged infrastructure solution that supports multiple vendor platforms, which is important to HPM's philosophy of leveraging 'best-of-breed' systems and solutions. Secondly, PAN Manager has been in production in data centers around the globe for more than a decade. That's longer than any other converged infrastructure management product, and it gives us confidence when recommending PAN Manager to our clients. And finally, PAN Manager is an integrated solution with a single, unified user interface. This translates into a solution that is quick to deploy and intuitive to use, enabling our clients to quickly leverage the infrastructure optimization and automation benefits PAN Manager delivers."

HPM Virtualization and Networking Practice Areas
HPM's Virtualization Practice offers a specific and deeply invested focus on virtualization and cloud computing. HPM's Networking Practice applies 30 years of expertise to helping clients architect a comprehensive network that meets current needs while delivering flexibility to address future demands and expectations.

With more than 20 years of experience in virtualization and IT architecture, HPM's practice excels in communicating and delivering technical and strategic solutions at all organizational levels. Core competencies include data center consolidation, business continuity, desktop and server virtualization, data protection and cloud computing.

About Egenera PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem
Egenera and HP launched Egenera PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem in April 2011. By integrating Egenera PAN Manager Software, the most field-tested converged infrastructure management software available, with HP BladeSystem, Egenera and HP have created a powerful solution that brings a previously unseen level of reliability, control and efficiency to data center infrastructure management. Egenera PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem leverages the capabilities of HP's Virtual Connect FlexFabric module to deliver a reliable, enterprise-class platform specifically designed for business-critical applications.

PAN Manager Software has more than a decade of proven performance in production environments and has more than 1,600 installations 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 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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