PAN Manager® Software

Based on the Processing Area Network (PAN) concept, PAN Manager simplifies datacenter infrastructure and management by creating flexible pools of compute, I/O, networking and storage resources. This makes it simple for administrators to create and deploy exactly the resources needed to support even the most complex, multi-tier applications.

Whether that is a full physical server to host a critical database or a virtual server to run a Web application, PAN Manager’s VMI technology gives you one click provisioning of both physical and virtual servers – without the need to separately license, pay for and manage a hypervisor.

From the PAN Manager GUI, individual resources from these pools can be assigned a profile or “personality”. Each profile contains the application configuration and service level requirements.

Once that profile has been activated, PAN Manager will actively monitor and automatically manage the infrastructure in order to meet the capacity, availability and response time requirements set by the business.

The software’s powerful discovery, server creation, HA and DR facilities provide a wire-once, always-on environment that supports both virtualized as well as native operating environments.


Customers benefit from up to 85% fewer physical I/O and networking components, and a simplification, by as much as 95%, in their IT operations as compared to traditional point-products. The result dramatically lowers CapEx and OpEx while provides best-in-class agility and reliability.

PAN Manager data center management software is used in production at thousands of customer sites globally, delivering massive efficiencies while dramatically lowering both capital and operational costs. The product is certified on every major blade server platform and is compatible with all leading SAN vendors.

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Key features include:

  • Open Platform Choice: PAN Manager works with both rack mounts and blade servers from the major server vendors including IBM, HP, Fujitsu and NEC.
  • Flexible, On-Demand Capacity: Speed deployment of new applications and quickly repurpose hardware capacity to run either physical servers and/or virtual host servers with a few clicks of a mouse.
  • Egenera Virtual Machine Instance (VMI): VMI provides the simplest way and most cost-effective way to provision and manage both virtual and physical servers, without the need to install hypervisors or third party management tools for virtual machines. PAN Manager’s deep integration with open source XenServer lets users simply choose to allocate a physical or virtual server.
  • High Availability & Failover: Deliver n+1 hardware redundancy regardless of software workload and without complex clustering products.
  • Verifiable Disaster Recovery: Improve reliability and service levels with a single automated recovery plan for physical andvirtual servers.
  • Secure Partitioning / Multi-tenancy: Create secure resource pools and share servers between users, reducing capital investments. The software has been certified as secure in numerous deployments by many public and private organizations.
  • “Lights Out” Management: Automate routine management tasks and increase server to admin ratios with full role based administration and control that reduces configuration errors and delivers a true “lights-out” data center management solution.
  • Support for standard Networking and Storage: Protect your investment leverage existing skill sets by continuing to using existing Ethernet networking components and iSCSI or FC SAN storage.
  • Reduced Complexity: Reduce IT components by 80% and lower costs by consolidating network ports, removing redundant servers and eliminating unnecessary software licenses.

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