Egenera Introduces New Processing Blade Modules Based on 6-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor E7400 Series
MARLBORO, MA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - Egenera Inc. today announced it will expand
its Egenera® Processing Blade™ (pBlade™) family with four new
offerings based on the 6-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 7400 series
launched today (see Intel press release). All of the new 6-Core Intel Xeon
processor pBlades will be certified to support Microsoft® Windows®,
RedHat® Enterprise Linux®, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Oracle® Enterprise
Linux and Sun® Solaris™ 10 operating systems, providing customers with
even more choice and flexibility than before.
The new Egenera pBlade modules will be populated with four Intel Xeon E7450
processors at a speed of 2.4GHz and compatible with all existing
BladeFrame® EP, ES and EX systems. The new pBlades will include 32, 64,
96 and 128GB memory configurations in addition to being capable of
supporting up to 192GB in the future. Built for enhanced virtualization
capabilities, the Intel Xeon processor E7450 reduces costs and boosts
system utilization. Joint customers will also benefit from achieving
greater density with fewer cooling challenges due to the space saving and
energy efficient build of the two technologies.
"The array of pBlade configurations we bring to market continues to grow as
we work closely with Intel to ensure that we offer best in class
performance, reliability and compatibility in order to keep pace with the
critical business needs of our customers," said Pete Manca, executive vice
president of Engineering and CTO of Egenera. "The latest Egenera pBlades,
populated with 6-Core Intel® Xeon® E7450 processors, enables businesses
to run even more highly scalable business applications and improve the
power consumption and overall efficiency of their data center operations."
"The Intel® Xeon® processor 7400 series is the newest step in toward
providing businesses the energy-efficient performance in their servers to
meet the toughest challenges they can throw at them," said Jake Smith,
Marketing Manager Intel Server Platforms Group Marketing. "Coupled with
Egenera's powerful virtualization software and integrated systems,
customers will experience extreme compute performance through optimized
bandwidth and maximized performance density and performance per watt."
Processing Blade modules within the Egenera® integrated system are
diskless and stateless, enabling automated allocation, repurposing and
failover, since any processing blade can assume the identity of any other
server. Egenera integrated systems combine these stateless blades with PAN
Manager® by Egenera®, enabling customers to automatically align
computing resources to application requirements and scale performance
The Egenera pBlade family based on the Intel Model E7450 processors will be
commercially available in Q4 of 2008.
About Egenera Inc.
Egenera makes every data center a reliable dynamic data center, quickly and
easily. The company's integrated enterprise data center solutions,
powerful PAN Manager® software 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 Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide.
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