July 18, 2013
BOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 18 -- Egenera, a leader in converged infrastructure and cloud management, today announced its PAN Manager converged infrastructure software has been certified on IBM Flex System platform. Scaling up to 16 Flex System enterprise enclosures, PAN Manager abstracts IT infrastructure to create flexible resource pools of servers, I/O, networking and storage that can be allocated on-demand.
“Certifying our software with IBM’s next generation blade platform was an easy decision. With the Egenera software, customers can turn these Flex System platforms into a highly scalable, hardened and open cloud computing platform.”
In delivering this software defined data center, Egenera’s PAN Manager software supports a wide range of server platforms, including IBM BladeCenter and the new IBM Flex System, providing a comprehensive management solution that spans different hardware platforms to deliver unmatched levels of control, reliability and choice.
“IBM Flex System goes beyond the capabilities of traditional blade servers with innovations in networking, storage and management,” said Dan Busby, Vice President of Products, Egenera. “Certifying our software with IBM’s next generation blade platform was an easy decision. With the Egenera software, customers can turn these Flex System platforms into a highly scalable, hardened and open cloud computing platform.”
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. The software also allows customers to move server profiles seamlessly between the two different hardware platforms – enabling rapid technology migrations and recovery operations.
PAN Manager delivers best-in-class scalability, 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. Whether the solution is used to create public cloud services or private enterprise clouds, the joint IBM and Egenera solution provides customers openness, scale and administrative simplicity.
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, 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.
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