MARLBORO, MA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Egenera Inc., the data center virtualization company, today announced that it has been nominated for SYS-CON's first annual "Virtualization Readers' Choice Awards." The Readers' Choice Awards program has been a fixture of the software ecosystem for more than a decade and is regarded as one of the industry's most prestigious award events.

This year's Virtualization Awards will be awarded in 17 categories based on votes from Virtualization Journal readers. Egenera® PAN Manager™ software has been nominated in five categories: Best Device Virtualization, Best Network Virtualization, Best P2V Migration, Best Virtualization Management Tools and Best Virtualization Platforms High Availability.

Proven in production at hundreds of business and mission critical environments globally, Egenera PAN Manager software combines server, network and storage virtualization to transform data center infrastructure into flexible, changeable assets that can be moved, failed-over, modified, and replicated quickly and easily, with high availability and verifiable disaster recovery. Egenera PAN Manager provides a unique, common management solution for provisioning and managing both virtual and physical resources through a single management framework.

Egenera PAN Manager software complements widely-deployed server virtualization (hypervisor) solutions by delivering full infrastructure virtualization that provides:

--  Simple and seamless provisioning and management for both physical and
    virtual servers, virtual networks and storage;
--  Cost effective high availability through Egenera's patented N+1
    availability technology;
--  Verifiable disaster recovery through Egenera's patented N+1 disaster
    recovery technology;
--  Simple right sizing and scalability through dynamic repurposing; and
--  Effective chargeback capabilities, logical, secure partitioning, and
    named pools of resources.

Virtualization Journal readers will vote March 15 through June 20. Winners will be announced at the upcoming International Virtualization Conference & Expo taking place in New York City, N.Y., June 23 - 24. For more information on the Virtualization Readers' Choice Awards visit

About Egenera, Inc.

Egenera is a global leader in data center virtualization solutions that reduce costs and complexity for enterprises, service providers and public sector agencies worldwide. Egenera hardware and software solutions virtualize compute, storage and networking infrastructure, and provide a full suite of integrated virtualization management services for high-availability, disaster recovery, dynamic re-provisioning, security and administration. Market-leading enterprises around the world trust Egenera to run their most critical 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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Contact Information: Press Contacts: Gillian Farquhar Egenera, Inc. 508-858-3262