According to the Egenera, through this technical alliance, the company plans to integrate its PAN Manager software with EMC Enterprise Storage application programming interfaces (APIs). The company said this integration will enable Egenera customers to manage both BladeFrame and EMC information storage resources from the PAN Manager console, enhancing flexibility and lowering administrative costs.
Egenera claims its BladeFrame system and its Processing Area Network (PAN) architecture deliver a new approach to computing by consolidating and virtualizing the allocation and management of processing capacity. Leveraging the Red Hat Linux operating system, the company said the BladeFrame creates a pool of up to 96 server-class Intel processors on 24 Egenera Processing Blade resources that are interconnected via a very high-speed, internal network and deployed through Egenera PAN Manager software.
"Customers are looking for management applications that create simplified views of complex, multi-vendor environments and coordinate all layers including the server, network and storage system," said Linda Wright, Senior Director of EMC's E-Infostructure Developers Program. "Through EMC's E-Infostructure Developers Program, we are working with companies such as Egenera to help customers achieve simplified administration and a quantifiable reduction in total cost of ownership."
Through the EMC E-Infostructure Developers Program, EMC said it provides wide-scale access to its APIs, which are software paths into its Enterprise Storage systems and software. The program also enables independent software developers to select from, and rapidly integrate, a large variety of information management, sharing and protection tools.