Major Enterprises Worldwide Adopt Egenera BladeFrame System.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2003
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2003
Company Expands Globally; Further Extends Technology
Lead in Utility Computing (1) Pay-per-usage processing provided by a service organization that uses its own computers and facilities. Customers access the computers via a private network or over the Internet and are charged according to how much computing time they use, such as CPU seconds, minutes or hours.
Egenera Inc., the leader in next-generation datacenter infrastructure, has announced at the Gartner ITxpo significant customer adoption, global expansion and extensions to its technology leadership. Today, Emory Healthcare and Goldman Sachs The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., or simply Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is one of the world's largest global investment banks. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869, and is headquartered in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City at 85 Broad Street. became the latest blue-chip enterprises to adopt the BladeFrame(R) system. They join market leaders such as America Online See AOL. , Credit Suisse First Boston Credit Suisse First Boston was originally the trading name of the Financière Crédit Suisse-First Boston, a London-based 50-50 investment banking joint venture formed in 1978 between the First Boston Corporation and Credit Suisse. , JPMorgan Chase JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM TYO: 8634 ) is one of the oldest financial services firms in the world. The company, headquartered in New York City, is one of the leaders in investment banking, financial services, asset and wealth management and private equity. With assets of $1. , Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a health system in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston, Massachusetts's metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, more than 20 primary care and specialty practices, the Cambridge Public Health Department, and the Network Health , MChex, UFJ UFJ United Financial of Japan (bank)
UFJ Upper Flex Joint Group and numerous other marquee customers throughout North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Europe and Asia. To support its international growth strategy and ensure quality service worldwide, the Company has also announced a global support contract with Unisys Corporation (company) Unisys Corporation - The company formed in 1984-5 when Burroughs Corporation merged with Sperry Corporation. This was when the phrase "dinosaurs mating" was coined. .
"Our year-to-date results have exceeded all expectations as Egenera continues to have a significant impact supporting mission-critical datacenter applications for marquee enterprises. We have been delivering our virtualization An umbrella term for enhancing a computer's ability to do work. Following are the ways virtualization is used.
Partitioning the computer's memory into separate and isolated "virtual machines" simulates multiple machines within one physical computer. and utility computing solutions for more than two years to many of the world's largest investment banks as well as to Internet service providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. , government agencies, telecommunications companies and healthcare providers," said Vern Brownell, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. and founder of Egenera. "We are gratified grat·i·fy
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2. by the confidence our customers have in the BladeFrame system. They have proven that our PAN architecture cuts datacenter total cost of ownership in half by lowering capital and administrative costs administrative costs,
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With the general availability of BladeFrame 3.0 in May, Egenera extended its 18-to-24-month technology lead over the competition. The BladeFrame's diskless Processing Blade(TM) architecture, PAN Manager(TM) software and server virtualization capabilities make it the only platform available today that can truly enable utility computing.
According to the Gartner Inc. research report entitled, "The Future of Server Virtualization," by vice president Thomas Bittman, "Enterprises that do not leverage virtualization technologies will pay up to 40 percent more in acquisition costs by 2008, and roughly 20 percent more in administrative costs, than enterprises that leverage virtualization technologies. (0.6 probability) Strategically, enterprises that leverage virtualization technologies will be able to react to changing requirements more rapidly by using server resources as a pool of resources. Enterprises should pursue long-term relationships with vendors that have solid virtualization plans-either directly or through partnerships."
-- Since Egenera first began shipping in December 2001,
BladeFrame systems have been installed in major business and
government centers around the world. Mission-critical
applications supported include global trading, real-time
analytics, securities order routing, clearing and settlement,
Web portals, ambulatory healthcare and databases. Each
quarter, the Company has grown significantly while surpassing
its sales and revenue targets.
-- With the addition of support for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, customers can simultaneously
run Windows and Linux(R) on a single BladeFrame. Egenera's
unique virtualization capabilities mean that a virtual server
can be running an application on Linux one moment, and a
different application on Windows Server 2003 the next.
-- In September, the Company introduced BladeFrame ES, an
extension of its product line designed to bring the benefits
of utility computing to a wider range of applications and
customer environments. The system delivers up to six Egenera
Processing Blade resources in a self-contained chassis that
mounts easily in an industry-standard (EIA (Electronic Industries Alliance, Arlington, VA, www.eia.org) A membership organization founded in 1924 as the Radio Manufacturing Association. It sets standards for consumer products and electronic components. 310-D) 19-inch
-- In Europe, Egenera has announced a reseller agreement with
Morse, the UK's leading technology integration and IT services
firm. Together, the two companies are bringing the benefits of
utility computing to enterprise-class datacenters throughout
-- Egenera has quickly established a presence in the Pacific Rim
to accommodate increasing demand for the BladeFrame in that
region. In January, the Company announced an alliance with
Itochu Techno-Service Corporation (CTC CTC - Cornell Theory Center ), Japan's premier
distributor of technology solutions, to complement the efforts
of its Japanese office. Additionally, Egenera has opened its
Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong and has forged
agreements with four leading Pacific Rim resellers:
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-- Today's leading technology providers continue to support the
BladeFrame value proposition by joining Egenera's Accelerate
Alliance Program. More than 20 industry leaders--including
Intel, Oracle, Red Hat, Network Appliance and BEA--have joined
forces with the Company.
The Egenera BladeFrame System
The Egenera BladeFrame, with its Processing Area Network (PAN) architecture, assembles purpose-built hardware and virtualization software in a fully integrated computing platform that enables enterprise-class datacenters to lower total cost of ownership and achieve sustainable competitive advantage. The system combines the scalability of server blades and the price/performance of commodity components with mainframe-class functionality, enabling customers to leverage Linux(R) and Microsoft(R) Windows(R) for mission-critical applications. The BladeFrame creates a pool of up to 96 server-class Intel(R) processors on 24 Egenera Processing Blade resources that are deployed and managed entirely through Egenera PAN Manager(TM) software. Processing power can be dynamically increased, decreased and reallocated to support new applications or accommodate variable demand on existing applications without purchasing, installing or managing incremental equipment.
About Egenera Inc.
Egenera's breakthrough virtualization technology optimizes the use of network, compute and storage resources to enable the next-generation utility datacenter. The Company's Egenera BladeFrame system leads the industry in both server blade technology and virtualization software by enabling datacenters to run any application, on any resource, at any time, automatically. Today, BladeFrames are installed at marquee customers worldwide, including many of the world's largest investment banks, major Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, healthcare providers and government agencies. A world-class service and support organization ensures customer satisfaction. Moreover, the Company has assembled a senior management team and engineering staff with an average 20-plus years' experience. Relationships with Microsoft, Intel, BEA Systems, EMC (1) (EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA, www.emc.com) The leading supplier of storage products for midrange computers and mainframes. Founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino, EMC has developed advanced storage and retrieval technologies for the world's largest companies. , Itochu Techno-Science Corporation (CTC), Oracle, Red Hat and Veritas, among others, further strengthen the value proposition. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Hong Kong, Kansas City, London, New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , San Francisco, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C. For details, visit www.egenera.com, send email to email@example.com or call 508-858-2600.
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