Egenera Named One of CRN's "10 Emerging Infrastructure Software Vendors You Need To Know"

Editors and Leading Solution Providers Cite Egenera's Channel Influence, Business Impact and Visibility

BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - Egenera, the only provider of open converged infrastructure management software, today announced that it has been named one of the "10 Emerging Infrastructure Software Vendors You Need To Know" by CRN, a well-known and respected source for news, analysis and perspective for value-added resellers (VARs) and technology integrators. The listing profiles emerging vendors with new or enhanced technologies in the infrastructure software space that CRN believes the channel needs to know. Egenera provides converged infrastructure management software that quickly turns silos of physical and virtual and network infrastructure into an integrated and reliable computing platform for cloud and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) initiatives.

The CRN "Need to Know" list is a comprehensive directory of the major players in infrastructure software, making it easy for busy VARs to get in front of the right vendors and the right people in the IT landscape. Vendor selection was based on nominations from solution providers and editors and is judged based on channel influence, effectiveness and visibility and business and sales impact. For those solution providers looking for vendors that offer the right mix of capabilities for their customers and profit opportunities for themselves, emerging vendors in the software infrastructure industry can be a good start.

"Top resellers and systems integrators turn to CRN every day for advice and information about new technologies and ideas that can build their businesses by better serving customers. We're very pleased to be recognized as a company that is changing how enterprises think about and manage data centers," said John Humphreys, vice president of marketing. "PAN Manager Software gives value-added resellers and systems integrators the advantage of going to market with a best of breed, hardware independent management solution tailored for virtual environments. Simply put, with 'One Click' business continuity, PAN Manager makes cloud and virtualization more reliable."

"While the infrastructure software industry may be mature, that doesn't make it static," said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN/Everything Channel. "New companies are always entering the market with targeted products to address the needs created by such trends as cloud computing. This need to know list takes a look at 10 Software Infrastructure vendors that are boosting their presence in the IT channel."

In May 2011, Egenera was recognized by Everything Channel in CRN's new Virtualization 100 list which features the top 100 vendors in the virtualization space.

PAN Manager Software Showcased at VMWorld
PAN Manager Software combines the simplification benefits of unified computing with integrated availability and disaster recovery services for physical and virtual infrastructures. 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 10 years of rock-solid performance, PAN Manager is deployed at more than 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 will be at VMworld 2011, August 29 - September 1 in Las Vegas (booth #755) to provide hands-on demos, interactions with the company's converged infrastructure subject matter experts and spotlight how customers use PAN Manager to deliver:

  • Automated self-healing clusters
  • On demand computing capacity
  • "One Click" data center protection

Become an Egenera Partner
VARs and systems integrators interested in becoming an Egenera partner, please contact:
North America - Eastern Region: Mike Richards at
North America - Western Region: Dan Bettinger at
EMEA: John Banfield at
China: Sam Guo at
Japan: Takeo Hosaka at

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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 email

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