Egenera Solves the Converged Infrastructure Dilemma

  Egenera Solves the Converged Infrastructure Dilemma

  Partners with Emulex to Bring Converged Infrastructure Benefits to any x86
                                    server

Business Wire

BOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- August 25, 2014

Egenera, a leader in converged infrastructure and cloud management software,
today announced PAN Manager 8.0, which includes support for standard x86 rack
servers. This new capability effectively turns a data center into one agile
converged infrastructure, letting organizations create and manage both
distributed rack servers and blades from different server vendors as if it
were a single pool of resources. Egenera is the first to provide this powerful
capability, and the only vendor in the market to deliver open converged
infrastructure, allowing users to mix and match the systems of their choice
and eliminate vendor lock-in.

“Most large organizations still select the optimum equipment in order to meet
the needs of their users every time,” said Koichi Suzuki, Deputy President at
Daiwa Institute of Research (DIR). “Their data centers look like a showcase of
servers from different vendors and their system operations group must manage
this complexity all without any loss in service level. By extending PAN
Manager to rack servers, Egenera provides us a game-changing product, which is
a savior for the operations team as it dramatically improves the efficiency
for IT staff by standardizing these complex infrastructures.”

To deliver this capability, Egenera partnered with Emulex on the newly
introduced Emulex OpenWorks™ Connector. Emulex OpenWorks™ provides a framework
for programming the Emulex OneConnect® cloud cards. PAN Manager leverages the
connector, utilizing the RESTful API, to actively discover, monitor, manage
and provision off-the-shelf compute infrastructure along with the rest of the
network resources. Support for the Emulex OpenWorks Connector will be included
in the next release of the software, PAN Manager 8.0, available later this
quarter.

“As we move further into the realm of Web-scale computing, hyperscale
environments and cloud, we continue to see a diverse set of compute
infrastructure deployed in most user environments,” said Shaun Walsh, senior
vice president of marketing at Emulex. “The combination of Emulex and Egenera
technology lets organizations turn off-the-shelf rack servers into flexible,
scalable cloud systems that support emerging high-transaction workloads,
manage resource pools and provision physical and virtual infrastructures
efficiently, all while accelerating application deployment.”

This new capability in PAN Manager delivers on Egenera’s vision of providing
customers a single management user interface to design, deploy, manage and
protect IT services across a diverse fabric of processing, memory and storage
resources.

“IT and business processes not only need to be managed, but also automated
where possible in order to ensure the growing demands placed on IT
infrastructures,” said Uwe Romppel, Head of Product Management Server at
Fujitsu. “By extending PAN Manager from the proven PRIMERGY blade systems to
PRIMERGY rack- and scale-out servers, customers have the opportunity to use
their preferred platform to build a converged infrastructure. The Egenera
software automates the essential IT management tasks, reduces the time
required to implement new IT projects and improves service level agreements
through embedded high availability and disaster recovery mechanisms.”

“With this Egenera and Emulex solution both service providers and enterprise
IT organizations can have the maximum choice for their compute infrastructure
without the management complexity that always results from it,” said Dan
Busby, VP of Products at Egenera. “Users can quickly scale out their
infrastructure without any of the upfront investments that come with blades –
providing those users with the ultimate in both choice and economics across
their entire application portfolio.”

Supporting Resources

  *Egenera’s Blog -http://www.egenera.com/blog
  *Egenera on Twitter -https://twitter.com/Egenera
  *Egenera on Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/pages/Egenera/74312707811
  *Egenera on LinkedIn -http://www.linkedin.com/company/egenera

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® software, 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
on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Emulex

Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides
hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise,
cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex’s products enable unrivaled
end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration. The
Company's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra
high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have
been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including
Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and
can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex’s
monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network
visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network
performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered
in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North
America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) please
visit http://www.Emulex.com.

Contact:

Mindshare PR
Heather Fitzsimmons, 650-800-7160
Heather@mindsharepr.com
 
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