Egenera Partners With Symantec to Provide Expanded Enterprise High-Availability Options Through Qualification on Veritas Cluster Server

MARLBORO, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 -- Egenera Inc., a global leader in datacenter virtualization architecture, today announced that it has qualified Veritas Cluster Server from Symantec to run on the Egenera® BladeFrame® system through participation in the Symantec Technology Enabled Program (STEP). The new qualification further expands the choices that customers have in deploying fully-supported, enterprise-class software on the Egenera BladeFrame system.

Cluster Server 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, Cluster Server can dramatically increase the availability of an application or database. When combined with the BladeFrame system, the joint solution further expands the range of high-availability and disaster recovery options for enterprise datacenters.

"Symantec continues to build on its relationship with Egenera by supporting the qualification of Egenera BladeFrame system with Veritas Cluster Server, which addresses the needs of customers looking to expand their high-availability options," said Raja Srinivasan, senior manager, Symantec Technology Enabled Program.

As a STEP member, Egenera integrates the BladeFrame system with qualified software products from Symantec. The new Cluster Server qualification extends Symantec's role in the Egenera Assured Solution Alliances program, which leverages an assurance process designed to ensure the interoperability of third-party software solutions running on the BladeFrame. Symantec's newly expanded role within the Assured Solution program will allow a broader set of Symantec solutions to be tested and certified for use on the Egenera platform.

"We're very pleased to have this additional qualification with Symantec," said Kathy Yenke, vice president, Business Development, Egenera. "With the Cluster Server announcement, we've broadened our high-availability offerings and continued to deliver on our promise of providing customers with maximum choice and flexibility. We look forward to qualifying additional joint solutions with Symantec in the future."

Together, Egenera and Symantec facilitate interoperability testing and support for Symantec storage management products on the Egenera BladeFrame system. The collaborative efforts of both companies include product integration, qualification, maintenance and ongoing technical support across heterogeneous environments, giving joint customers the assurance that they receive optimal performance, reliability and world-class support.

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Egenera is a global leader in delivering enterprise computing solutions that simplify datacenter operations and infrastructure. The Egenera BladeFrame system simplifies the datacenter with an innovative server architecture specifically designed to reduce complexity and enable IT to respond rapidly to business requirements. Market-leading enterprises around the world trust the Egenera BladeFrame system to run their most important business applications and achieve higher resource utilization, faster application time to market and lower total cost of ownership. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. For more information visit, call 508-858-2600 or send email to

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