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Egenera To Showcase BladeFrame

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 6, 2002


Egenera a provider of datacenter infrastructure, announced that it will demonstrate its Egenera BladeFrame system and its Processing Area Network (PAN) architecture at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, being held at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, Calif., from August 12 - 15, 2002.

According to the company, its BladeFrame demonstration will show how the system's PAN architecture optimizes application availability and drives market agility at half the cost of competitive platforms. Running Apache Web Server, Oracle9i Database, and Oracle9i Application Server, the demo promises to show how BladeFrame reallocates resources on-the-fly across tiers in response to changing business conditions. The company says that the quantifiable benefits of this capability include server consolidation of 75 percent, an increase in server utilization from 20 to more than 50 percent, and an ability to deploy new servers in less than three minutes. Egenera's BladeFrame promises server consolidation of 75 percent, an increase in server utilization from 20 to 50 percent, and an ability to deploy new servers in less than three minutes.

The Egenera BladeFrame, with its PAN architecture, assembles purpose-built hardware and management software in an integrated computing platform. The BladeFrame is designed to combine the reliability and manageability of a mainframe, the scalability of distributed computing and the price/performance of commodity components. The BladeFrame creates a pool of up to 96 server-class Intel processors on 24 Egenera Processing Blade resources that are deployable entirely through Egenera PAN Manager software. The company says that processing power may be dynamically increased, decreased and reallocated to support new applications or accommodate variable demand on existing applications without purchasing, installing or managing incremental equipment.

For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.egenera.com.

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