SOURCE: Egenera

Egenera

December 06, 2010 03:48 ET

Panasonic Electric Works Information Systems (PEWIS) Inks Exclusive Distributor Agreement With Egenera

PEWIS to Offer Egenera's Converged Infrastructure Solution Throughout Japan

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - Egenera Inc. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Panasonic Electric Works Information Systems (PEWIS), which will become the sole distributor of Egenera's flagship PAN Manager® Software for Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX900 Blade Server throughout Japan. PEWIS' role as Egenera's exclusive distributor agreement goes into effect immediately.

As a long time customer of Egenera's BladeFrame and Dell PAN System, PEWIS brings first-hand knowledge, expertise and best practices that it will offer to new customers. As the exclusive distributor for PAN Manager on Fujitsu platforms, PEWIS will provide a comprehensive range of sales and support services.

In addition to driving sales for PAN Manager Software for Fujitsu and providing support services, PEWIS will leverage PAN Manager in conjunction with its next generation IT system infrastructure solution called "Nextructure," which enables customers to deploy cloud computing, outsourcing and on-premise systems in mission-critical, multi-vendor, data center environments.

"Fujitsu welcomes the launch of PAN Manager for Fujitsu in Japan. The Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX900 blade server offers the kind of world-class performance, availability and operability required for large-scale system operations. We expect PAN Manager for Fujitsu to generate new demand for PRIMERGY BX900 and further promote the widespread use of the server among clients in many different industries," stated Akira Kabemoto, Corporate Vice President, President, IA Server Systems Unit, Fujitsu Limited.

"Daiwa Research Institute welcomes the support of PAN Manager on a Japanese vendor's platform. We have used PAN Manager for high availability and effective usage of servers, and we plan to actively deploy it on standard x86 servers in addition to Egenera BladeFrame for future systems," said Koichi Suzuki, Senior Managing Director, Daiwa Research Institute Ltd.

"Egenera is thrilled to have PEWIS become our exclusive distributor of PAN Manager for Fujitsu BX900 in Japan. We are also happy to see PAN Manager Software become a critical component of the Nextructure solution to provide a new class of value and simplicity to customers," said Pete Manca, President and CEO of Egenera.

About Egenera PAN Manager Software
PAN Manager Software (based on Egenera's Processing Area Network concept) combines the simplification benefits of unified computing with integrated high availability and disaster recovery services for physical and virtual servers. The software uses standard servers and Ethernet and creates server, I/O, networking and storage pools that can be easily re-allocated. 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 over 1,600 sites globally. The software currently supports hardware from Egenera, Dell and Fujitsu, and storage from 3Par, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp and others.

About Egenera
Converge. Unify. Simplify.™ That's how Egenera converged infrastructure and unified computing solutions have been transforming production data centers and service providers worldwide for over 10 years. The company's production-proven PAN Manager Software leverages powerful I/O virtualization and converged network fabric to deliver quantifiable value such as high availability, disaster recovery, operational agility, and cloud computing infrastructures. Egenera software guarantees simple wire-once, always-on, physical / virtual infrastructure automation on standard volume platforms with significant savings every time. Headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., Egenera has offices globally. For more information visit http://www.egenera.com, call +1-508-858-2600 or (in UK) +44-208-123-3441, or email info@egenera.com.

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