SOURCE: Egenera

Egenera

September 08, 2009 08:00 ET

Egenera® and Dell™ Announce Next Release of Dell™ PAN System

Dell PAN System 2.1 Simplifies IT and Mission Critical Availability

MARLBORO, MA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) -


News Facts

--  Egenera and Dell today achieved the next important
    milestone in their partnership with the worldwide
    availability of Dell PAN System 2.1 on
    September 9, 2009.
--  The Dell PAN System 2.1 is available on Dell 11g
    blades and utilizes Dell PowerEdge™ R710 servers
    for its PAN controllers.
--  Major enhancements in this release include:
    --  Integration of PAN Manager® Software by Egenera with Dell
        management technology for expanded monitoring capabilities;
    --  Expanded portfolio of operating environments including VMware
        virtualization products and Citrix® XenServer™ 5.3 technology
        with support for Microsoft® Windows Server 2008 and Novell® SLES
        10-64-bit virtual machine guests;
    --  Enhanced GUI to further ease scalability;
    --  Open APIs enabling customers and third-parties to integrate with
        PAN Manager commands and functions; and
    --  Support for WinPE 2.1 so customers can utilize industry-standard
        tools to manage their Microsoft operating system deployments and
        provisioning.

Supporting Quotes

"Data centers are becoming increasingly complex. Dell is committed to helping customers simplify their IT environment by reducing the complexity in the data center," said Judy Chavis, director, marketing and business development, Dell. "Working closely with Egenera and integrating the Dell PAN System with Dell PowerEdge blades gives our customers a robust management platform from which to efficiently manage their mission-critical environments."

"We are pleased to continue delivering our leading infrastructure orchestration solution on Dell platforms," said Pete Manca, executive vice president of engineering and CTO of Egenera. "Enterprise data centers today often require multiple management solutions to oversee their virtual and physical computing resources. Dell PAN System 2.1 provides an easy to use, unified approach to managing all compute resources thereby saving Dell customers up to 70% in data center operational expenses."

Supporting Resources

--  Dell PAN System
    (http://www.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/global/shared/sitelets/solutions/
    management/en/us/pan_system?c=us&l=en&cs=555)
--  PAN Manager Software by Egenera
    (http://www.egenera.com/products-panmanager-ex.htm)

About Egenera, Inc.

Egenera makes every data center a reliable dynamic data center, quickly and easily. The company's integrated enterprise data center solutions, powerful 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 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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