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Egenera Joins VMware Community Source Program
Egenera Inc., a leader in datacenter virtualization architecture, today announced it has joined the VMware Community Source program. This will enable Egenera to port VMware ESX Server part of VMware Infrastructure to the Egenera BladeFrame system, complementing Egeneras virtualized computing architecture with the server virtualization capabilities of VMware ESX Server and giving customers flexibility in hypervisor technology options. VMwares Community Source program is a collaborative development effort that provides open technology access to the source code and APIs for VMware ESX Server.

Complementary Technologies

The new agreement between Egenera and VMware aligns the two companies complementary technologies. The Egenera BladeFrame system combines diskless server blades with virtualization software to dramatically simplify datacenter infrastructure while delivering a highly available, flexible computing platform. Using VMware ESX Server to create and run virtual machines on the BladeFrame system allows customers to partition Egenera Processing Blade modules to run multiple operating systems and applications robustly and securely on a single blade. The Egenera BladeFrame systems built-in redundancy and high availability make it an ideal platform on which to run mission-critical production applications in a virtual machine environment.

VMware and Egenera share many of the same values around driving our customers success, including delivering lower total cost of ownership, higher return on investment and improved service levels across the enterprise, said Raghu Raghuram, vice president of platform products at VMware. The combination of VMware Infrastructure with the Egenera BladeFrame system is expected to provide customers with simplified virtual infrastructure management, and greater hardware utilization and flexibility.

VMware ESX Server is the market-leading server virtualization solution, used widely for production applications. We are excited about the opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with VMware for joint customers benefit, said Susan Davis, vice president, Egenera. With the new agreement, Egenera customers will be able to further extend the inherent datacenter virtualization capabilities of our BladeFrame system with virtual machine technology.

About Egenera, Inc.

Egenera is a global leader in delivering enterprise computing solutions that simplify datacenter operations and infrastructure. The Egenera BladeFrame system simplifies the datacenter with an innovative server architecture specifically designed to reduce complexity and enable IT to respond rapidly to business requirements. Market-leading enterprises around the world trust the Egenera BladeFrame system to run their most important business 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 www.egenera.com, call 508-858-2600 or send email to info@egenera.com.

Egenera, Egenera stylized logos, BladeFrame and Processing Blade are trademarks or registered trademarks of Egenera Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product names, service marks and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

Published Saturday, October 14, 2006 4:28 PM by David Marshall
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