Egenera Announces New Processing Blades Based on Next-Generation AMD Opteron™ Processors
MARLBORO, Mass. --
Egenera Inc., a leader in datacenter virtualization architecture, today announced it is expanding its line of Egenera® Processing Blade™ configurations with seven new offerings incorporating the Next-Generation AMD Opteron™ processors with DDR2, unveiled by AMD (NYSE: AMD) today. With the addition of the new pBlade™ modules – completely new architectures engineered to take advantage of the features in the new AMD Opteron processor – Egenera is addressing the varied performance needs of customers committed to AMD platforms for their mission-critical applications.
Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are designed to deliver continued performance-per-watt advantages, enhanced x86 virtualization capabilities and reduced total cost of ownership. Engineered using AMD’s Direct Connect Architecture, AMD Virtualization™ technology can increase performance with multi-core capabilities and fast memory access, while enabling hypervisors to run more efficiently and supporting unmodified guest operating systems.
The new Egenera pBlade modules include 2 Socket configurations using the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron Model 2216 (2.4Ghz) or Model 2220SE (2.8Ghz) with 4GB to 16GB of DDR2 memory, as well as 4 Socket configurations using the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron Model 8216 (2.4Ghz) or Model 8220SE (2.8Ghz) with 8GB to 32GB of DDR2 memory, providing customers with flexibility in selecting the right Egenera pBlade for their application and performance needs. Operating systems certified to run on these 1U pBlades include Microsoft® Windows® 2003, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 3 and 4, SuSE® Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Sun® Solaris™ 10.
Within the Egenera BladeFrame® system, Processing Blade modules provide the ideal platform to run mission-critical applications. These diskless, stateless resources enable automated allocation, repurposing and failover since any server can assume the identity of any other server. Moreover, Egenera virtualization technology transforms 80 percent of the I/O devices on a legacy server into software, delivering unparalleled flexibility and reliability. A single BladeFrame system can simultaneously run Processing Blades with various processor architectures and operating systems, enabling customers to automatically align computing resources to application requirements and scale performance dynamically.
“Egenera Processing Blade configurations based on Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors will deliver a new standard in performance-per-watt efficiency and expanded x86 virtualization capabilities – benefits that are top-of-mind with our enterprise, government and service provider customers,” said Susan Davis, vice president, Egenera. “We believe AMD’s new processors offer meaningful advances across the spectrum – from power efficiency to total cost advantages – and we’re pleased to be extending our collaboration with AMD for joint customers’ benefit.”
“AMD and Egenera continue to work together to help enterprise customers simplify their high-end computing needs,” said Randy Allen, corporate vice president, Server and Workstation Business, AMD. “Egenera Processing Blades featuring Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are designed to directly address customers’ needs for improved productivity and performance, with low energy consumption.”
Egenera Processing Blades based on Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors will be commercially available later in Q3.
About Egenera, Inc.
Egenera is a global leader in delivering enterprise computing solutions that simplify datacenter operations and infrastructure. The Egenera BladeFrame system simplifies the datacenter with an innovative server architecture specifically designed to reduce complexity and enable IT to respond rapidly to business requirements. Market-leading enterprises around the world trust the Egenera BladeFrame system to run their most important business applications and achieve higher resource utilization, faster application time to market and lower total cost of ownership. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. For more information visit www.egenera.com, call 508-858-2600 or send email to email@example.com.
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