MARLBORO, MA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Egenera Inc., the data center virtualization company, today announced that the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MTLC) has nominated Egenera for "Private Sector Company of the Year" and Egenera CTO Pete Manca as "CTO of the Year" as part of the organization's annual Technology Leadership Awards. Winners will be announced at the Fall Awards Gala in October.

The only awards program to recognize outstanding achievement in both the development and implementation of information technology in Massachusetts, the Mass Technology Leadership Awards honor companies and individuals who best exemplify leadership and excellence in business and technology. The awards program builds on the traditions of the Massachusetts Software Council and the New England Business and Technology Association, which merged to form the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

"I'm personally honored to be nominated by the Mass Technology Leadership Council, and grateful to the Council for highlighting Egenera at this exciting time in our history," said Pete Manca, CTO and executive vice president of engineering at Egenera. "We're very proud to be recognized, not just for our vision and the value we've created for customers, but also for our contribution to the Massachusetts technology community."

Egenera is widely recognized as a pioneer of infrastructure virtualization, which allows enterprises of all sizes and industries to achieve superior business agility and information technology performance through virtualizing their data center infrastructure. Egenera is the only company that provides a full suite of integrated virtualization management tools that enable customers to seamlessly manage both their physical and their virtual infrastructure as one enterprise asset -- simply, elegantly and with the assurance of full availability and performance.

Over 160 nominations were received for the coveted 2008 Awards, and winners will be chosen in each category by an independent selection committee consisting of press, investors, trustees and other industry luminaries.

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 integrated hardware and virtualization 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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