Egenera Inc. Announces Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8

January 21, 2004

BladeFrame System's Industry-leading Virtualization Capabilities Now Extended to SUSE Environment

Marlboro, Mass.

Egenera Inc., the leader in utility computing, and SUSE Linux today announced that Egenera's award-winning Egenera™ BladeFrame® system now supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.

"As our customer base continues rapidly expanding into new markets and geographies, we are committed to evolving the Egenera product line to meet their requirements," said Susan Davis, vice president of product marketing and management at Egenera. "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 delivers value-added features that our customers are looking for. We are pleased to bring the BladeFrame system's unique utility computing architecture and server virtualization capabilities to datacenters that choose SUSE Linux as their open source operating system."

"Industry leaders in multiple markets have deployed the BladeFrame system to run mission-critical applications," said Uwe Heine, chief alliance officer, SUSE Linux. "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server delivers the efficiency, stability and availability world-class datacenters expect. Together, Egenera and SUSE provide a proven operating environment for demanding back-office applications while offering the flexibility and cost savings only possible with an open source platform."

The Egenera BladeFrame 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 platform creates a pool of up to 96 server-class Intel® processors on 24 Egenera Processing Blade™ resources that are deployed and managed entirely through Egenera PAN Manager™ software. With the addition of SUSE Linux as a supported OS, the BladeFrame can run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8; Red Hat® Enterprise Linux AS, version 3; and Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition on a single system.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 is a leading server operating system for professional deployment in heterogeneous IT environments of all sizes and sectors. Apart from the operating system platform that was optimized for stability and security, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server integrates all server services relevant in Linux. Together with the extensive portfolio of SUSE services, version 8 of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server constitutes a stable and secure platform for the cost-efficient operation of IT environments.

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 blade server technology and virtualization software by enabling datacenters to run any application, on any resource, at any time, automatically. Today, the Egenera 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, SUSE Linux 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, Shanghai, Tokyo and Washington D.C. For details, visit, send email to or call 508-858-2600.

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