Emory Healthcare benefits from Egenera's recently earned Oracle Certified Partner status

Marlboro 30 June 2004Egenera Inc., specialized in utility computing, has been granted the status of Certified Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Oracle reserves the status of Certified Partner for companies that have demonstrated a high level of Oracle product understanding and technical knowledge, as well as an ongoing commitment to Oracle solutions. This elevated designation helps ensure that Egenera customers receive new levels of reliability, performance and support for Oracle products running on the Egenera BladeFrame system.

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"Egenera's BladeFrame system is an ideal platform for the Oracle 10g stack", stated Bronwyn Hastings, vice president, worldwide alliances and channels, Oracle Corporation. "We view Egenera as a valuable partner and are pleased that BladeFrame users have access to the highest quality solutions from Oracle matched by an outstanding level of reliability and service."

"Many Egenera customers are using the BladeFrame system to run Oracle products that are vital to their businesses", stated Susan Davis, Egenera's vice president of product marketing and management. "Our designation as an Oracle Certified Partner demonstrates to customers our investment with Oracle. Our customers can accelerate deployment of enterprise Grid solutions with the combination of Oracle 10g and the Egenera BladeFrame."

"Emory has found Egenera's BladeFrame system to be ideally suited to host Oracle database applications, due to its inherent high availability and performance advantage", stated Betty Troup, Emory Healthcare's director of operational services. "This new certified status gives us even more confidence in their joint commitment to deliver the highest quality solutions and service."

The Egenera BladeFrame platform, with its Processing Area Network (PAN) architecture, assembles purpose-built hardware and virtualization software in a fully integrated computing system that enables enterprise-class datacentres to lower total cost of ownership and achieve sustainable competitive advantage. The system combines the scalability of blade servers and the price/performance of commodity components with mainframe-class functionality, enabling customers to leverage Linux and Microsoft Windows for mission-critical applications.

The BladeFrame creates a pool of up to 24 Egenera Processing Blade resources that are deployed and managed entirely through Egenera PAN Manager software. Processing power can be dynamically increased, decreased and reallocated to support new applications or accommodate variable demand on existing applications without purchasing, installing or managing incremental equipment.

Egenera's breakthrough virtualization technology optimizes the use of network, compute and storage resources to enable the next-generation utility datacentre. The company's Egenera BladeFrame system combines blade server technology and virtualization software, enabling datacentres to run any application, on any resource, at any time, automatically.

Today, the BladeFrame solution is installed at marquee customers worldwide, including America Online, Cambridge Health Alliance, Credit Suisse First Boston, Emory Healthcare, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, MChex, SAVVIS Communications, UFJ Group and others. A world-class service and support organisation ensures customer satisfaction. Moreover, the company has assembled a senior management team and engineering staff with an average 20-plus years' experience. Headquartered in Marlboro, Massachusetts, Egenera has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Hong Kong, Kansas City, London, New York City, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Washington D.C.

The Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 13.000 companies that deliver innovative enterprise software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's Internet economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner level. These partners receive a higher level of service, support, training and certification from Oracle.


Leslie Versweyveld

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