SOURCE: Egenera

Egenera

July 25, 2011 08:00 ET

PDRI Modernizes Its Data Centers With Egenera® Pan Manager® for HP BladeSystem

Talent Management Solutions Leader Adopts Converged Infrastructure for Modern, Reliable, Flexible Data Centers at Lower Costs

BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2011) - Egenera, the only provider of open converged infrastructure software for data center management, announced today that PDRI, an SHL Company and provider of talent management solutions, has selected Egenera® PAN Manager Software® for HP BladeSystem to modernize its corporate data centers. The joint Egenera and HP solution will manage the core IT infrastructure for PDRI's web-based applications and hosted services, and provide disaster recovery capabilities across geographically separated data centers.

"PDRI delivers industry-leading human capital and e-learning solutions as services in the cloud. In conjunction with our parent company, SHL, we are the largest provider of integrated web-based employee assessment, development and training solutions in the United States and around the world," said Max Gonzalez, IT Director, PDRI. "As such, we must ensure that our clients have continuous, reliable, and quick access to their critical data and employee management solutions. The combination of Egenera and HP perfectly fits the bill. HP BladeSystem is a high-performing, dependable converged infrastructure platform and Egenera PAN Manager Software gives us unprecedented control of that converged infrastructure across multiple locations."

PDRI's strategic investments in technology have given the company a leadership position in the highly competitive market for talent management services. "Our investments in IT have produced a force multiplier on the value we can deliver to our customers through our products and services. The combination of Egenera PAN Manager and HP BladeSystem will allow us to continue delivering robust scalable human capital solutions that exceed our customers' expectations," said Mike Meyrowitz, vice president, Platforms and IT Services, PDRI. "While IT is a second thought among our competitors, my management team sees IT as the heart of our business and fully-embraced our shift to converged infrastructure," said Gonzalez. "Our science and best-practices have long set us apart in our industry, and our new IT infrastructure further lengthens our lead in the field of performance management."

"We're excited to partner with PDRI on this company-wide IT modernization initiative. This program significantly advances PDRI's competitive advantage and market leadership," said Dan Busby, vice president of Product Management, Egenera. "Max and his team had a clear vision for how they wanted to transform their IT infrastructure and quickly concluded that Egenera's PAN Manager Software, together with HP BladeSystem, delivered the performance, protection and agility to meet current needs and immediately respond to growth opportunities and requirements."

Converged Infrastructure is the Modern Data Center Architecture
Consolidating and modernizing PDRI's IT infrastructure while enhancing the company's business continuity capabilities were Gonzalez's top objectives. And the solution delivered by Egenera PAN Manager and HP BladeSystem exceeds current requirements while positioning PDRI to immediately respond to growth opportunities and requirements.

"PAN Manager gave us unified management, dynamic provisioning, high availability, and disaster recovery for both our virtual and physical servers and applications. Furthermore, all this came in one product, with one GUI and eliminated, by my count, the need for about 15 point products. Plus we avoided the expensive, time-intensive, and complex integration that a grab bag of disparate tools requires," said Gonzalez. "PAN Manager is the brain of our entire IT infrastructure and, best of all, it was simple to get running."

Egenera PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem
Egenera and HP announced Egenera PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem in April 2011. By integrating Egenera PAN Manager Software 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 protection, reliability and continuity to any application. PAN Manager Software, the most field-tested converged infrastructure management software available, has more than a decade of proven performance in production environments and has more than 1,600 installations across the globe.

About PDRI
PDRI offers a full range of human capital, training, and IT services supported by state of the art content delivery platforms and tools spanning all aspects of human capital management. They have successfully developed and implemented assessments in many Federal Government and private sector organizations. Their online testing platform administers any type of assessment and integrates with all applicant tracking systems (ATS) used in the Federal Government. PDRI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SHL, the global leader in talent assessment solutions. For more information visit the website at: www.pdri.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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