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Egenera and Dell Announce Next Release of Dell PAN System

Egenera and Dell today achieved the next important milestone in their partnership with the worldwide availability of Dell PAN System 2.1 on September 9, 2009.

The Dell PAN System 2.1 is available on Dell 11g blades and utilizes Dell PowerEdge™ R710 servers for its PAN controllers.

Major enhancements in this release include:
    --  Integration of PAN Manager® Software by Egenera with Dell management technology for expanded monitoring capabilities;
    --  Expanded portfolio of operating environments including VMware virtualization products and Citrix® XenServer™ 5.3 technology with support for Microsoft® Windows Server 2008 and Novell® SLES 10-64-bit virtual machine guests;
    --  Enhanced GUI to further ease scalability;
    --  Open APIs enabling customers and third-parties to integrate with PAN Manager commands and functions; and
    --  Support for WinPE 2.1 so customers can utilize industry-standard tools to manage their Microsoft operating system deployments and provisioning.

"Data centers are becoming increasingly complex. Dell is committed to helping customers simplify their IT environment by reducing the complexity in the data center," said Judy Chavis, director, marketing and business development, Dell. "Working closely with Egenera and integrating the Dell PAN System with Dell PowerEdge blades gives our customers a robust management platform from which to efficiently manage their mission-critical environments."

"We are pleased to continue delivering our leading infrastructure orchestration solution on Dell platforms," said Pete Manca, executive vice president of engineering and CTO of Egenera. "Enterprise data centers today often require multiple management solutions to oversee their virtual and physical computing resources. Dell PAN System 2.1 provides an easy to use, unified approach to managing all compute resources thereby saving Dell customers up to 70% in data center operational expenses."

Published Tuesday, September 08, 2009 6:19 AM by David Marshall
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