SOURCE: Egenera

Egenera

March 16, 2010 09:30 ET

Egenera to Support 8th-Generation BladeFrame Blades Based on Six-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5600 Series

Converged Infrastructure Servers to Incorporate Latest Intel Processors

MARLBORO, MA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) -


News Facts

-- Egenera announces new Egenera® BladeFrame® support for the latest
   family of 2-socket Egenera Processing Blade™ offerings based on
   Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors.
-- Optimized for processing density and energy efficiency, the new 12-core
   Processing Blade (pBlade™) will reduce power consumption in half
   while significantly increasing processing capacity.
-- New Egenera pBlades will remain fully compatible with all three
   generations of BladeFrame systems sold in the last nine years, allowing
   any customer to easily upgrade existing systems to meet current business
   requirements and future virtualization needs.
-- Egenera pBlades are diskless and stateless, enabling automated
   allocation, repurposing and failover, since any processing blade can
   assume the identity of any other blade in the BladeFrame, whether
   physical or virtual. This architecture forms the core of Egenera's
   production-proven converged infrastructure solutions.
-- Egenera pBlades coupled with PAN Manager® Software by Egenera enables
   customers to manage their mission-critical data centers, controlling
   data center costs while improving availability and responsiveness.
-- General availability of the new Egenera pBlades is expected in Q2CY10.

Supporting Quotes

"Intel and Egenera have always shared a common focus -- enabling our customers to reduce data center costs and complexity while optimizing performance and flexibility," said Scott Geng, senior vice president of engineering at Egenera. "Egenera's newest blades, leveraging Intel's latest technology, show our continued commitment to the BladeFrame platform, and expand our customer's ability to get the highest levels of performance while still reducing power consumption."

"The Intel Xeon processor 5600 series is the next generation of intelligent server processors -- automatically regulating power consumption and performance to adapt to changing workloads," said Jake Smith, advanced server technologies, Intel data center group marketing. "Coupled with Egenera's converged infrastructure solutions, customers can simply and automatically scale performance to meet business demands for even their most mission-critical applications."

Support Resources

Egenera BladeFrame (http://www.egenera.com/products-bladeframe.htm)

Egenera pBlades (http://www.egenera.com/pblade-options.htm)

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 Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. For more information visit http://www.egenera.com, call 508-858-2600, or send email to info@egenera.com.

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