Egenera Introduces Data Center Directions(TM) Webinar Series With Session on Providing Easy, Effective High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) for HP BladeSystem

Business Continuity Benefits of PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem Featured

BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Egenera, the only provider of open converged infrastructure management software that supports heterogeneous data centers, today announced the first in an ongoing series of Data Center Directions webinars: "Providing Simple, Effective HA and DR for HP BladeSystem." The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/4 p.m. GMT. More information and complimentary registration are available on the Egenera Data Center Directions™ event page.

More businesses across the globe trust their mission-critical applications to HP blade servers than all competing products combined1 because of their innovation and resiliency. Egenera and HP partnered in April 2011 to deliver PAN Manager® Software for HP BladeSystem, featuring enterprise-class, fully-automated high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities with proven performance in data centers across the globe for more than a decade. Organizations running Egenera® PAN Manager® Software for HP BladeSystem can be assured of maintaining business continuity.

By integrating Egenera PAN Manager Software, the most field-tested converged infrastructure management software available, with HP BladeSystem, Egenera and HP have created a powerful solution that brings a previously unseen level of reliability, control and efficiency to data center infrastructure management. Egenera PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem leverages the capabilities of HP's Virtual Connect FlexFabric module to deliver a reliable, enterprise-class platform specifically designed for business-critical applications.

The webinar will be hosted by Dan Busby, Egenera's vice president of Product Management. "Egenera PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem makes deployment of assets, systems and applications easy by creating a unified computing resource pool and eliminating the need for expensive I/O components, networking, provisioning and clustering systems -- yet increases overall availability and agility," said Busby.

Webinar attendees will learn how Egenera PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem provides:

  • "One Click" High Availability without clustering
  • "One Click" Disaster Recovery
  • Dynamic provisioning for business agility
  • Improved hypervisor availability
  • Support for physical, virtual, and blended infrastructures

To register for "Providing Simple, Effective HA and DR for HP BladeSystem," click here.

About the Presenter
Dan Busby, Vice President, Product Management, at Egenera, has nearly 30 years of experience in the information technology industry. He was among Egenera's first employees, joining the company at its nascence in 2000. Since that time, Dan has held advanced technical management roles and earned several patents in server and networking technology. He previously worked for Stratus Computer, HP and Apollo Computer.

About Egenera PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem
PAN Manager Software (based on the Egenera Processing Area Network concept) combines the simplification benefits of unified computing with integrated high availability and disaster recovery services for physical and virtual servers. The software uses standard servers and Ethernet and creates server, I/O, networking and storage pools that can be easily re-allocated. The result is a business-critical infrastructure with massive hardware and operational efficiencies. With more than 10 years of rock-solid performance, PAN Manager is deployed at over 1,600 sites globally. The software currently supports hardware from Egenera, Dell, Fujitsu and HP, and storage from 3Par, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp and others.

Egenera PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem delivers the highest performing, most flexible platform ever released by Egenera. As a result, Egenera's solution speeds adoption, enabling customers to build computing blocks with far fewer point-software components. With Egenera PAN Manager Software for HP BladeSystem, customers can now 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.

About Egenera
Converge. Unify. Simplify. That's how Egenera makes every data center a reliable dynamic data center, quickly and easily. The company's production-proven converged infrastructure data center solutions, powerful PAN Manager® Software by Egenera® 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 offices worldwide. For more information visit or send email to

1 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Blade Servers, Andrew Butler, George J. Weiss, January 17, 2011

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Chas Kielt
Corporate Communications