SOURCE: Egenera

October 09, 2008 08:59 ET

PetroChina East China Standardizes on Egenera

PAN Manager by Egenera Provides Ideal Foundation for a Resilient, Dynamic Data Center

MARLBORO, MA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2008) - Egenera, Inc. today announced that a division of PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina), one of the largest oil companies in the world, has standardized on Egenera® as the foundation of its new, more reliable dynamic data center. A sub-division serving four provinces and the city of Shanghai, PetroChina East China Region Sales (PECRS) chose the Egenera platform based on its superior ability to support PECRS' next-generation data center, especially in terms of simplicity, high performance and resiliency.

The existing data center at PECRS comprises multiple independent hardware systems, which have large data center space requirements, require high power consumption, and are challenged by infrastructure management complexity and low utilization efficiency -- with some servers used only once or twice a year. PECRS was looking for a more efficient, virtualized, resilient, responsive and cost-effective infrastructure to support its rapidly expanding sales offices and general business needs. A key requirement was significantly simplifying the data center to improve the performance, efficiency and manageability of the company's overall IT infrastructure. After comparing several vendors' solutions, PECRS selected the Egenera BladeFrame® system for each of its six locations.

PAN Manager® by Egenera®: Enabling a Resilient Data Center

PAN Manager by Egenera is the leader in unified virtual and physical infrastructure solutions. Customers worldwide standardize PAN Manager's reliable virtualized architecture, which is based on industry standards and supports popular middleware and management software, SANs and network systems. PAN Manager eliminates data center complexity cost effectively to reduce operational and capital expenditures by up to 70 percent.

The Processing Area Network (PAN) architecture by Egenera delivers a space-efficient, virtualized and easy-to-manage platform that provides customers with rapid and dynamic configuration and deployment to meet data center best practices. Egenera's guaranteed failover technologies provide complete, yet simple, disaster recovery at the lowest cost, without the physical environment and management complexities typical of physical replication approaches. Even multiple server configurations can be recovered smoothly and verifiably for rapid redeployment to keep the business running. In addition, productivity is increased since the disaster recovery system can be simultaneously running other services, such as in development, testing or training, to boost utilization efficiency.

"Of all the vendor solutions that we considered, PAN Manager was the only one that satisfied our need for a compact implementation that delivered the IT performance and availability we were looking for, while simultaneously serving as a secure and agile platform now and in the future. We liked the solution for its heterogeneous platform support, low initial investment costs, scalability, ease of management, and low total cost of ownership," said Jiang Hongquan, Head of the IT Center at PECRS. "While other companies claimed they could execute virtualization and support our growth, we found their approaches restrictive, complicated and even unsuitable for true resiliency."

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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