SOURCE: Egenera

November 18, 2008 07:00 ET

The Bell Group Implements Egenera for Infrastructure Virtualization

Solution Increases Data Center Efficiency

MARLBORO, MA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Egenera, Inc. today announced The Bell Group (Rio Grande), one of the largest suppliers of silver and silver findings to the jewelry industry, has implemented an Egenera solution as the foundation of its data center virtualization strategy. PAN Manager® software by Egenera® allows The Bell Group to meet expanding computing requirements with less hardware resources, creating a more cost effective and efficient data center environment.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Bell Group is investing in strategic technologies that enhance their ability to respond to customers, increase overall business agility and simplify data center operations for improved high availability and rapid provisioning of computing resources. The Egenera solution provides flexibility to quickly scale and provision resources, helping The Bell Group more effectively leverage key mission critical applications such as warehouse management and ERP services and cost-effectively provide real-time data to customers.

"Given the significant growth of our business, we needed a platform with high availability and sophisticated management capabilities to optimize our operations," said Danny Cox, CFO at The Bell Group. "We've transitioned from over 75 to less than 30 individual systems and rapid provisioning enables us to create test servers in as little as 30 minutes, which was crucial during the proof of concept phase."

"Our growing server farm had created many single points of failure," continued Cox. "PAN Manager software allows us to re-provision servers on the fly, making disaster recovery easy. The Egenera solution provides many additional benefits and I recommend that any IT leader should not risk their company's profit, future and brand image on anything but Egenera technology."

About the Egenera Solution

Egenera systems are highly available, flexible platforms that eliminate the need to rigidly dedicate servers to applications. Instead, Egenera's patented Processing Area Network (PAN) replaces server infrastructure with software, and automatically repurposes and reallocates virtual and physical servers on demand, with high availability and disaster recovery.

Available on multiple hardware platforms including Egenera's own integrated BladeFrame® system, PAN Manager Software by Egenera is the leader in unified virtual and physical infrastructure management. Customers worldwide standardize on PAN Manager's reliable virtualized architecture, which is based on industry standards and supports popular hypervisors, SANs and server platforms. PAN Manager eliminates data center complexity to reduce operational and capital expenditures by up to 70 percent. The result for customers is a dramatic improvement in the flexibility, agility and economics of IT infrastructure through a reduction in data center complexity.

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 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 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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