Daiwa Institute of Research Builds Global Cloud Practice with Egenera Cloud Management Software

  Daiwa Institute of Research Builds Global Cloud Practice with Egenera Cloud
  Management Software

  Egenera’s PAN Manager® Software Brings Myanmar’s Central Bank to the Cloud

Business Wire

BOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- June 12, 2013

Egenera, a pioneer in physical, virtual and cloud management and automation,
today announced that Daiwa Institute of Research (DIR), a global consulting,
technology services and research company within the Daiwa Securities Group,
has standardized on Egenera management software as the foundation for its
cloud reference architecture.

As part of its business transformation services, DIR required a reference
architecture that could support client requirements for private clouds that
spanned multiple geographically dispersed data centers and heterogeneous
technologies. After an exhaustive search, DIR chose Egenera as the cloud
management software for its Alliance Cloud reference architecture. The first
implementation of this architecture, being built by Fujitsu and KDDI, is part
of a strategic initiative for the Central Bank of Myanmar.

The Central Bank of Myanmar has been actively modernizing its financial sector
and systems and making preparations to establish a stock exchange. The new
Myanmar cloud environment is designed to speed that process and improve
efficiency in the bank's operations, in advance of the fast-approaching
economic integration of ASEAN nations scheduled for 2015.

With Egenera, DIR was able to meet its aggressive goals, including:

  *Fast deployment through a user-friendly and transparent cloud service that
    provides immediate access to additional IT resources when needed
  *Highly secure computing resources that supports multi-tenancy at the
    system level
  *Support of mission critical and performance-intensive applications through
    PAN Manager’s ability to provision both physical and virtual servers
  *Failover across data centers and servers from multiple vendors, ensuring
    the highest level of availability and disaster recovery without requiring
    idle hardware infrastructure
  *Lower total cost of ownership through simplified management and hardware
  *Integration with DIR’s partners’ infrastructure via a standardized and
    repeatable reference model

“DIR has long advocated a cloud environment where the servers, storage,
networking, application and business policy are all defined in software and
provisioned from single resource pool,” said Koichi Hyuga, Managing Director,
Head of Open Systems Infrastructure at DIR. “With Egenera, we are pleased to
see that the capabilities for this open and agile cloud environment has been

“DIR is well respected for their leadership in research, consulting and
technology services,” said Pete Manca, CEO of Egenera. “Their cloud
architecture is visionary and the value they deliver to customers is second to
none. We’re excited Daiwa has selected Egenera as their cloud management
software provider and look forward to supporting Alliance Cloud further as it
delivers the agility, performance and reliability customers are looking for in
their cloud deployments.”

Related Links

  *Egenera Cloud Suite software Website pages
  *DIR Case Study
  *Egenera Newsroom

About Egenera

Converge. Unify. Simplify. That’s how Egenera brings confidence to the cloud.
The company’s industry leading cloud and data center infrastructure management
software, Egenera PAN Cloud Director™ and PAN Manager®, provide a simple yet
powerful way to quickly design, deploy and manage IT services while
guaranteeing those cloud services automatically meet the security, performance
and availability levels required by the business. Headquartered in Boxborough,
Mass., Egenera has thousands of production installations globally, including
premier enterprise data centers, service providers and government agencies.
For more information on the company, please visit egenera.com. Follow Egenera
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