SOURCE: Egenera

Egenera

August 25, 2011 08:00 ET

Egenera Will Introduce "Adaptive Capacity" at VMworld 2011

PAN Manager Software Also Brings Automated Self-Healing Clusters and "One Click" Protection to VMware Environments

BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 25, 2011) - Next week at VMworld, Booth #755, Egenera, the only provider of open converged infrastructure management software, will showcase the latest Egenera® PAN Manager® Software functionality. PAN Manager with Adaptive Capacity for VMware vSphere environments automatically delivers processing capacity to VMware clusters, as needed. This ensures an unprecedented level of performance and protection for virtualization environments, cloud infrastructures and the applications they run. Demonstrations of PAN Manager with Adaptive Capacity can be reserved by registering in advance.

This new functionality is designed to work with VMware by intercepting vCenter alerts for additional capacity and automatically transferring processing resources from outside the resource pool. Adaptive Capacity works whether the need for capacity is the result of a server failure, a burst in demand for existing virtual machines (VM) or simply the result of normal capacity consumption associated with adding new VMs to the cluster. Either way, the result is that administrators no longer need to maintain cold spares or locate and manually configure, provision and add new hosts to a VMware cluster. This means that with PAN Manager, vSphere administrators can maintain high levels of utilization on their clusters and avoid having to step through these time consuming, manual processes. Using PAN Manager in conjunction with vSphere ensures capacity is automatically available for all virtualized business- and mission-critical applications.

PAN Manager also delivers one-to-many disaster recovery (DR). Compared with traditional DR solutions, Egenera's unique one-to-many DR provides guaranteed, verifiable remote recovery with the added financial benefit of leveraging shared DR infrastructure to drive both hardware and software license consolidation. This functionality not only helps to further reduce data center cost and complexity, but also increases hardware utilization and frees additional server capacity that can be reallocated for other workloads.

"Egenera PAN Manager brings agility and cost savings to the infrastructure just as VMware, through virtualization, does for the application stack. PAN Manager automates and mitigates the pervasive challenges of protecting IT services, provisioning infrastructure and capacity planning," said John Humphreys, vice president of marketing. "Downtime is costly. Infrastructure provisioning is time intensive. Capacity planning is unpredictable. Unified management makes these processes efficient, effective and automatic. PAN Manager, together with VMware, is changing what it means to have a modern data center."

About PAN Manager Software
PAN Manager provides unified management, simplified operation from a single user interface, assured availability and verified protection for physical and virtual computing environments. Silos of physical and virtual network infrastructure can quickly be transformed into an integrated and reliable computing platform for cloud and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) initiatives.

PAN Manager combines the simplification benefits of unified computing with integrated availability and disaster recovery services for both physical and virtual infrastructures. The software enables customers to use commodity off-the-shelf hardware components to create a pool of infrastructure that can be quickly and easily re-allocated to both bare metal and virtualized workloads. The result is a business-critical infrastructure with massive hardware and operational efficiencies. With 10 years of rock-solid performance, PAN Manager is deployed at more than 1,600 sites globally. The software certified on hardware from Egenera, Dell, Fujitsu and HP, and storage from 3Par, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp and others.

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 Egenera® PAN Manager® Software 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 email info@egenera.com.

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