IBM BladeCenter and Flex System

Egenera Inc., the industry’s pioneer in open converged infrastructure and unified computing, supports PAN Manager® software on both IBM Flex System and BladeCenter® blades.

PAN Manager with IBM Flex System

IBM Flex System delivers a comprehensive infrastructure management solution that goes beyond blade servers to make IT simpler, more flexible, more open, and more efficient. By combining PAN Manager with Flex System, organizations can implement highly scalable, reliable and dynamic cloud computing services.

PAN Manager scales up to include 16 Flex System enterprise enclosures, allowing customers to aggregate as many as 224 IBM Flex System compute nodes within a single managed resource pool. These “cloud-scale” resource pools can be easily allocated for a wide range of use cases and workloads including management of physical and virtual servers, creation of secure multi-tenant IT solutions and delivery of self-service private clouds.

By extending the reach of PAN Manager to Flex System, Egenera delivers IBM customers a management solution that enables Flex System and BladeCenter resources to co-exist within the same resource pool. This allows server profiles to move between platforms and automates failover among resources, making recovery, technology transition and migration simple.

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PAN Manager with IBM BladeCenter

By integrating Egenera’s most advanced release of PAN Manager with IBM BladeCenter H, Intel® Xeon® multi-core processors and IBM Open Fabric Manager, Egenera and IBM create and industry leading solution that simplifies and automates data center management while reducing complexity, risk and costs.

The Egenera solution for the IBM BladeCenter is purpose built to deliver infrastructure resiliency and agility to cloud based services, large scale VDI deployments, and mission critical enterprise applications. The certified solution leverages:

  • IBM BladeCenter H  Enclosure with IBM Virtual Fabric 10G Switch Module  and IBM Open Fabric Manager
  • IBM  industry leading  x86 blade servers
  • Standard networking protocols and technologies including Ethernet, iSCSI or FC

This solution enables customers to leverage existing infrastructure investments to create highly available resource pools that provide comprehensive application availability and continuity from a single, unified interface via PAN Manager. Benefits to this unified management platform include:

  • Simple “One Click” High Availability & Failover
  • Verifiable Disaster Recovery with Failover and Fail Back
  • Instant, On-Demand Provisioning of Servers & Infrastructure
  • Secure Partitioning & Multi-Tenancy
  • Lights Out Unified Management
  • Abundant Server and Network Scalability & Performance

Easy to install, rapid to deploy and simple to manage, IBM BladeCenter with PAN Manager consolidates server, storage, and network; transforms isolated infrastructure into a unified system that delivers resiliency to any IT service or application.

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