February 23, 2012
SHI joins Egenera's growing value added network of converged infrastructure
SOMERSET, NJ, and BOXBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 23 — Egenera, a pioneer in management software for converged fabrics, today announced the signing of its latest premier value added partner, SHI International Corp. As one of North America's top 20 largest IT solution providers, SHI has deep expertise in designing and implementing datacenter modernization, virtualization, VDI and cloud computing solutions. According to analyst firms Gartner, IDC and EMA, converged infrastructure is increasingly becoming the platform that forms the foundation of these IT initiatives. This strong correlation helped Egenera significantly grow its reseller partner community and was the driving factor behind SHI's partnering decision.
As the industry's only open converged infrastructure management solution, Egenera's PAN Manager provides customers a dramatic improvement in the manageability, agility, availability and economics of IT infrastructure through an 80 percent reduction in datacenter complexity. In addition, the software allows IT managers to:
"Our customers are demanding more from their IT and unified infrastructure is the only way to deliver agile IT services that meets the changing needs of their business," said Henry Fastert, chief technologist, SHI. "At the same time, clients require solutions built on industry standard hardware. By partnering with Egenera, we get the best of both while complimenting our existing relationships with Citrix and VMWare. With Egenera, we can offer our customers a simple, powerful and compelling infrastructure management solution that bridges physical, virtual and cloud resources with no gaps in coverage."
"We are excited to have SHI as a global partner and they will be a strategic resource as we continue to drive business exclusively through our channel partners," said Jim Bandanza, Chief Operating Officer, Egenera. "We look forward to building a business relationship that will support our mutual growth and profitability and expect great things from this partnership."
Converge. Unify. Simplify. That's how Egenera brings confidence to computing. The company's production-proven converged infrastructure data center solutions, powerful Egenera PAN Manager Software and professional services are trusted globally to deliver proven value through agility, reliability and availability. Egenera solutions and services guarantee wire-once, always-on, physical and virtual management across the data center with measurable savings. 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, visit www.egenera.com.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $3.8 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With nearly 1,800 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority/Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 19th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.shicloud.com.
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