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Egenera Integrates with XenServer Adding VMI to Cloud Management Suite
Egenera, a leader in converged infrastructure and cloud management software, today announced the latest release of its PAN Manager software featuring new virtual machine instance (VMI) technology and an updated user interface (UI).

The VMI capabilities enable users to provision server profiles and deploy workloads to both virtual or physical server environments with a single mouse click, and eliminate the need to install hypervisors or additional management tools.  The new UI simplifies the user experience when managing a cloud consisting of thousands of physical and virtual servers.

“As organizations continue to enhance their virtual and cloud infrastructures, these environments are only becoming more complex,” said Gary Chen, research manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software at IDC.  “This increased complexity is driving many customers to look for an integrated solution that provides cloud and resource management capabilities. The addition of VMI technology to Egenera’s Cloud Suite provides this value to customers by integrating the XenServer hypervisor.”

Reducing Multi-Cloud Complexity and Virtualization Cost

VMI is enabled through deep integration with the open source XenServer platform. With VMI, Egenera’s cloud software is the industry’s only integrated cloud stack with physical and virtual management, cataloging, self-service and resource orchestration capabilities. The Egenera solutions help organizations reduce their virtualization costs, mitigate technology integration risks and allow them to obtain support for the entire cloud software stack from a single vendor.

The addition of VMI technology furthers Egenera’s mission of delivering a multi-cloud management experience that also supports all of an organization’s applications including complex enterprise class workloads.

“Today’s IT environments include a mix of physical, virtual and public cloud infrastructure, as well as an assortment of vendor hardware and software,” said Scott Geng, CTO of Egenera.  “Our goal is to be completely agnostic to the underlying infrastructure and help IT do their job more efficiently by enabling them to design and deploy services across multiple cloud end points.  For us, VMI is one more step toward that vision.”

In 2013, Citrix announced the open source XenServer project with the goal of delivering it as an open source server virtualization platform that incorporated greater input and participation from the open source community. A commercial version is also available from Citrix.

“This is exactly the sort of innovation Citrix envisioned when XenServer was put into the open source community,” said Krishna Subramanian, vice president of product marketing, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix. “Managing IT is no longer about managing a single technology or platform.  It’s a multi-cloud world and customers need the ability to manage across all the platforms that make up today’s complex environments.”

New capabilities of Egenera PAN Manager 

The VMI offers users:

  • Single “click” selection for deploying workloads in virtual or physical environments
  • Automatically discover virtual and physical server resources
  • Create secure pools with a mix of virtual and physical resources to optimize allocation and usage
  • Protect your workloads – physical or virtual – with a single high availability solution that enables recovery of both types of server resources, automatically
  • Expand the reach of system administrators by unifying infrastructure management to a single tool

Additionally, the new UI provides powerful search capabilities, advances wizard driven workflows, intuitive resource and inventory representations, simplified resource allocation, and the ability to adapt to scale-out environments of thousands of servers.

Published Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:38 PM by David Marshall
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