Egenera Announces Agreement With VMware

Egenera Announces Agreement With VMware

Marlboro, Mass. -- November 24, 2003-- Egenera Inc., the leader in next-generation datacenter infrastructure, today announced an alliance with VMware, the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems. Under the terms of the agreement, Egenera will offer customers VMware GSX Server bundled with the Egenera BladeFrame system and will fully support the solution.

The VMware GSX Server platform runs on top of a Linux or Microsoft host operating system, allowing users to partition each Egenera Processing Blade into multiple virtual machines. Each virtual machine is completely isolated with its own operating system and applications. Diverse operating systems can run side-by-side securely on a single physical blade, ensuring maximum utilization of the Egenera BladeFrame system. System resources are allocated to any virtual machine based on need, delivering maximum capacity utilization and control over computing infrastructure.

"By offering VMware virtual machine technology with the BladeFrame system, we're extending our platform's virtualization capabilities to the processor level," said Susan Davis, vice president of product marketing and management, Egenera. "The combined offering further increases datacenter efficiency by allowing customers to deploy multiple operating systems on a single Processing Blade and bringing them even closer to achieving a true utility computing model."

"With its innovations in PAN architecture, Egenera has moved the systems market into its next generation," said Peter Sonsini, senior director of alliances, VMware. "Combining VMware's virtual computing technology with the BladeFrame system enables enterprise customers to improve resource utilization, consolidate servers and streamline administration to lower total cost of ownership."

VMware technology enables safe and reliable server consolidation in secure virtual machines that offer all the networking and clustering capabilities of physical servers. Management and provisioning of GSX Server virtual machines is greatly simplified by their encapsulation in container files that can be easily copied and moved between Processing Blades or stored for immediate standby use.

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, the BladeFrame solution is 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. Cooperative business alliances with Microsoft, Intel, BEA Systems, EMC, 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, San Francisco, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C. For details, visit www.egenera.com, send us an email or call 508-858-2600.

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