Egenera Management Software Certified for IBM BladeCenter
Converged infrastructure and automated software firm Egenera announced that IBM (NYSE: IBM) has certified its main software, PAN Manager, for IBM’s BladeCenter platform. Based on Egenera’s PAN (processing area network) Architecture, its flagship PAN Manager is a converged infrastructure management software product that provides rapid provisioning, high availability, disaster recovery and secure multitenancy, as well as physical and virtual management.
For Egenera, which hailed the news as a “significant announcement,” this is confirmation of its commitment to giving enterprises “hardware openness and choice when deploying their infrastructure management, automation and unified computing solutions.” The addition of PAN Manager to IBM BladeCenter, in Egenera’s view, allows businesses to simplify infrastructure management and enhance service levels through a converged infrastructure.
“As Egenera realigned to focus on software, we have had the business objective of becoming certified for all leading blade servers, so we are delighted to have achieved this landmark. For the customer, it’s about enabling choice,” said Pete Manca, CEO of Egenera, in a prepared statement. “As businesses are dealing with a wider range of physical and virtual technologies, PAN Manager Software for IBM BladeCenter allows the customer flexibility to deploy and manage those technologies and deliver services across any blade infrastructure.”
Big Blue made some cloud news of its own in late April and early May. IBM chose SugarCRM over Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)-owned Siebel to run its lucrative customer relationship management business. Cloudera and IBM announced a joint venture to integrate Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop with IBM’s Big Data Platform. And in another big data-related move, IBM recently acquired data discovery and navigation firm Vivisimo.
Talkin’ Cloud readers interested in learning about the Egenera partner program can click on this link.