Technology Partners

Egenera partners with leading technology companies, delivering innovative business solutions to organizations worldwide.

Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and low-powered processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries.

Single-core and dual-core AMD Opteron™ processors with Direct Connect Architecture and HyperTransport™ technology power the world’s highest performing x86 two-processor and four-processor servers. AMD’s dual-core approach is the latest evolutionary example of AMD Direct Connect Architecture; a revolutionary feature of AMD64 technology. Additionally, dual-core technology based on AMD64 enables one platform to meet the needs of multi-tasking and multi-threaded environments; providing platform longevity.

You can count on AMD Opteron processor-based solutions to deliver leading-edge 32-bit performance today and enable you to transition to 64-bit computing at your own pace, without sacrificing your x86 investment.

www.amd.com

Citrix Systems is a global leader and trusted name in application delivery infrastructure.

More than 200,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix Systems also develops enterprise-grade virtualization solutions based on the open source Xen hypervisor.

Citrix products allow enterprises to realize the TCO savings that result from server consolidation, increased utilization and reduced complexity in the data center.

Egenera integrates the Xen hypervisor completely under the covers of Egenera® vBlade™ software – an extension to Egenera® PAN Manager™ software – providing enterprise customers with the industry’s most integrated, available and manageable virtualized environment – from CPU to data center. The combination enables customers to better utilize today’s ultra fast processors and manage virtual machines more simply and effectively, enabling server consolidation and decreasing IT costs and administration time.

vBlade based on Citrix XenServer™ provides fine-grained control and virtualization of CPU, memory, network and storage resources, enabling CIOs to increase utilization and reduce TCO.

www.citrix.com

EMC Corporation is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services and the only company 100 percent dedicated to automated networked storage.

EMC Automated Networked Storage combines SAN, NAS and CAS environments into an integrated networked storage infrastructure. It unifies networked storage technologies, storage platforms, software and services to enable organizations to better and more cost-effectively manage, protect and share information.

As a result, customers are able to reduce costs through consolidation of storage and server resources, centralize and automate manual storage management tasks, and improve overall business continuity and flexibility.

EMC. Where information lives.

www.emc.com

Fujitsu has been a strategic technology partner since 2005. Egenera and Fujitsu collaborated on the Egenera Bladeframe server solution which Fujitsu distributed under the Fujitsu Primergy Bladeframe brand, developing an extensive customer following throughout EMEA.

Expanding and strengthening the technology partnership over the years, Egenera and Fujitsu have continued to expand and broaden technology cooperation embracing all of the PAN Manager infrastructure management software versions bringing Egenera’s unique, pioneering datacenter automation technology benefits to the Fujitsu industry standard server products including the innovative Fujitsu Server Primergy BX900 Blade System and Fujitsu Eternus Disk Storage Systems.

Egenera and Fujitsu enable Fujitsu’s industry standard server customers to measurably simplify operations by creating a single resource pool and management tool for both physical and virtual servers, resulting in rapid response to organizational changes and heightened business agility. Ideal usage scenarios are customers with mixed physical/virtual server environments, who are seeking to simplify physical infrastructure and operations, drive costs down, and who need to provide business-critical high availability (HA) and/or disaster recovery (DR).

www.fujitsu.com

Egenera Inc., the industry’s pioneer in open converged infrastructure and unified computing, is partnered with HP to deliver PAN Manager® on HP ProLiant Server Blades.

By integrating Egenera’s most advanced release of PAN Manager with HP’s market-leading blades based on Intel® Xeon® multi-core processors and Virtual Connect FlexFabric technology, the companies create an industry-leading solution that simplifies and automates data center management while reducing complexity, risk and costs.

The HP and Egenera solution is purpose built to deliver infrastructure resiliency and agility to cloud based services, large scale VDI deployments, and mission critical enterprise application.

www.hp.com

The IBM TotalStorage Proven™ means that applications and hardware you choose from leading companies, combined with IBM state-of-the art technology, provide you with flexible, ready to run, easily installed solutions that address your software and infrastructure needs. Storage Proven means integrated solutions are more than just hardware and software; they are validated together for specific applications and configurations.

www.ibm.com

By following the high end of Intel’s processor roadmap, Egenera offers customers significant price/performance improvements over proprietary RISC/UNIX systems. With Intel Inside®, Egenera is pushing the limits of the enterprise server price/performance envelope.

For more than three decades, Intel Corporation has developed technology enabling the computer and Internet revolution that has changed the world. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world’s first microprocessor in 1971.

Today, Intel supplies chips, boards, systems, software, networking and communications equipment, and services that comprise the “ingredients” of computer architecture and the Internet. Intel’s mission is to be the preeminent building block supplier to the worldwide Internet economy.

www.intel.com

Egenera is a member of the Microsoft Certified Partner Program. In addition, Egenera has received the Designed for Windows logo for its family of Egenera® Processing Blade™ configurations running Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003, Enterprise and Standard Editions. These designations help ensure Egenera customers that the Egenera BladeFrame® system is tuned to perform well with Microsoft applications.

BladeFrame system with Windows Server 2003 provides the high availability, ease of management and server consolidation that enterprise datacenters are looking for.

www.microsoft.com

Network Appliance, Inc. (NetApp) is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today’s data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has pioneered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive the evolution of storage. NetApp™ unified storage solutions include specialized hardware, software, and services, providing seamless storage management for open (NAS, SAN & iSCSI) network environments. Major corporations and service providers, including Citicorp Securities, Lockheed, Merrill Lynch, Oracle, Texas Instruments, and Yahoo!, utilize NetApp global data management solutions. We believe the NetApp Unified Storage Platform coupled with Egenera’s BladeFrame system and PAN Manager software offers excellent value in performance, flexibility and investment protection.

www.netapp.com

Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of information solutions that deliver secure identity management, Web application development and cross-platform networking services, all supported by strategic consulting and professional services. Active in the open source community with its Ximian and SUSE LINUX brands, Novell provides a full range of Linux products and services for the enterprise, from the desktop to the server.

Industry leaders in multiple markets have deployed the BladeFrame system to run mission-critical applications, and Novell SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server delivers the efficiency, stability and availability world-class datacenters expect. Together, Egenera and Novell SUSE provide a proven operating environment for demanding back-office applications.

www.novell.com

Egenera works with Oracle to ensure interoperability, co-develop solution offerings, and optimize technologies for our mutual customers.

Egenera Enterprise Technology Alliance Member

As a member of the Egenera Enterprise Technology Alliance Program, Oracle works closely with Egenera to ensure that mutual customers get the industry-leading solutions they need.

Oracle Partner Network Member

As a certified member of the Oracle Partner Network, Egenera has proven skills in delivering Oracle solutions. Oracle supports certification with personalized interaction, higher degrees of technical and market development, increased levels of product support, access to broader technical content, and higher levels of marketing and sales engagement through business-development initiatives.

Accelerator Deployment/Implementation: Optimize Performance and Increase ROI

  • Accelerate and simplify implementation/deployment with best practices and configurations developed and tested by Egenera and Oracle
  • Minimize risk by eliminating complexity in implementing high availability, enterprise infrastructures through pre-tested, validated and integrated support
  • Improve ROI by leveraging the full functionality of Egenera and Oracle technologies
  • Grid-enable your infrastructure by ensuring scalability, performance, manageability, flexibility and speed for grid computing
  • Improve performance and SLAs with a grid-ready infrastructure built to meet business demands

Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle E-Business Suite, an integrated family of business applications, collects, processes, and shares information from all lines of business; automates business processes so that information is shared across departments instantly; and puts all your business information in one place.

www.oracle.com

Egenera supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS on the BladeFrame. The BladeFrame has been subjected to the stringent testing procedures set by Red Hat. This ensures that software products compatible with Red Hat Linux will run out-of-the-box on the Egenera BladeFrame system.

As the market leader in Linux and other open source solutions, Red Hat offers an award-winning open source product platform that provides the Red Hat Linux operating system from mainframes to embedded devices.

Linux can be readily be adapted to new computing architectures, without sacrificing application availability, and can support the entire three-tier application infrastructure. To date, more than 2,300 Linux applications are available from industry-leading ISVs.

According to research firms such as IDC, Linux server market share is growing faster than that of any other server operating system, increasing 10 percent in the past two years to represent 27 percent of today’s market.

About Red Hat

In addition to the Red Hat Linux operating system, Red Hat provides an e-Commerce platform, Database, Secure Web Server, High Availability Server, embedded Linux, eCos, and GNU-based developer toolkit for embedded devices. Red Hat has the global capabilities and support structure to help enterprises develop, deploy and manage solutions built on the benefits of an open source platform. Red Hat backs up their open source offerings with end-to-end Red Hat Professional Services that include Professional Consulting, Engineering services, Enterprise Support services and Learning services. This is all brought together with Red Hat Network as the Internet-based backbone for deployment and management of products and services for Linux-based infrastructures.

www.redhat.com

Egenera has been designated by SAP as an SAP Global Technology Partner, a distinction reserved for leading technology companies with significant market share in their industries. Egenera has achieved certification by SAP AG to run SAP® solutions on its products centered around the award winning PAN Manager Software.

SAP certification ensures customers that SAP applications have been rigorously tested on all Egenera systems, enabling them to confidently reap the benefits of solutions from Egenera and SAP. Both companies have entered into a long-term relationship that includes ongoing technology verification and go-to-market initiatives. Egenera maintains SAP Competence Centers at its corporate headquarters in Boxborough, MA and its regional office in Neu Isenburg near Frankfurt, Germany.

Egenera’s impact on and contribution to enterprise-class computing—reducing datacenter complexity and costs while simplifying infrastructure and enhancing business agility—offers tremendous value to SAP customers. Egenera can help speed the process of SAP deployments onto physical servers, virtual infrastructures and into hybrid cloud scenarios. Providing secure multi-tenancy, automated N+1 high-availability and disaster recovery as basic functions of the PAN Manager Software and the Egenera Cloud Suite, SAP users may achieve cost savings by up to 50 percent in CapEx for hardware and software licenses.

About SAP

SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions. Today, 38,000 customers in over 120 countries run more than 90,000 installations of SAP® software—from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize businesses to enterprise-scale suite solutions for global organizations. SAP™ Business Suite solutions are helping enterprises around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP industry solutions support the unique business processes of more than 25 industry segments, including high tech, retail, public sector and financial services.

SAP (US)

Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security, availability, compliance and performance.

Veritas™ Cluster Server (VCS) from Symantec is an industry leading clustering solution for reducing both planned and unplanned downtime. By monitoring the status of applications and automatically moving them to another server in the event of a fault, VCS can dramatically increase the availability of an application or database. When combined with the Egenera BladeFrame system, the joint solution provides maximum high-availability and disaster recovery capabilities for enterprise datacenters.

www.symantec.com

Virtualization solutions from VMware save customers time and money, while achieving more with the computer resources available. Egenera’s data center virtualization solutions complement and extend VMware solutions by virtualizing the network and storage infrastructure, in addition to server infrastructure – eliminating up to 80 percent of data center components and creating a flexible, agile and high performance environment for business- and mission-critical applications.

The Egenera® BladeFrame® system is an ideal platform to host large-scale deployments of virtual machines (VMs) when availability and scalability are key requirements. In addition, Egenera® PAN Manager™ software provides automatic hardware failover and high availability, disaster recovery, policy-based automation, and full monitoring and management capabilities.

Through an OEM agreement with VMware, customers are able to purchase VMware Infrastructure 3 and other VMware products directly from Egenera and its authorized resellers. Egenera provides direct front line support and services for VMware products running on Egenera systems to ensure optimal operations. The agreement further strengthens the relationship between the two companies, and delivers closely aligned and complementary virtualization solutions for the next generation enterprise data center.

“Customers are looking for complete virtualization solutions to consolidate workloads, reduce IT costs and provide business continuity for mission-critical applications and processes,” said Brian Byun, vice president of global partners and solutions, VMware. “This expansion of Egenera’s relationship with VMware makes it even easier for customers to reap these benefits on Egenera systems by enabling more streamlined implementations of VMware Infrastructure.”

Together, Egenera and VMware offer enterprise customers the following benefits:

  • A scalable, reliable and readily-deployable high-performance virtual computing environment
  • The ability to create, deploy and manage VMs on Egenera® Processing Blades™ (pBlades™) with VMware Virtual Center
  • The ability to move guests from one pBlade to another instantaneously with no interruption using VMotion
  • ESX provisioning on any pBlade on demand and automatic failover of the ESX infrastructure host, guest VMs and settings
  • Elimination of complex set-up failover
  • The highest performing x86 hardware to maximize VM density and performance
  • Greater OS choice and flexibility with virtualization support now available for Linux, Netware, Solaris and Windows
  • A fully verifiable 3-step disaster recovery procedure

Egenera and VMware have partnered since 2003 to provide ground-breaking virtualization technology and solutions. Egenera is a strategic contributor to co-developing solutions with VMware though the Community Source program.

www.vmware.com

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