Egenera Eases the Channel's Move to the Cloud
Egenera aims to help channel companies manage services running on-premise or in the cloud via a single user interface.Egenera is capitalizing on cloud management capabilities acquired last year and now aims to help companies in the channel more easily manage IT services running on-premise and in the cloud via the same management console. The latest version of Egenera Cloud Suite adds support for enhanced workflow automation, simplified administration and integration with Microsoft Active Directory. Egenera Cloud Suite consists of version 7.6 of Egenera PAN Manager for managing heterogeneous virtual machine environments and version 2.1 of Egenera Cloud Director, which is based on cloud management software that Egenera gained when it acquired Fort Technologies last year. Those capabilities will help solution providers manage IT services in a way that maximizes their investments in staff that can, via a single user interface, manage IT resources wherever they are located; this includes the billing software required to monetize those services, said John Humphreys, Egenera vice president of sales and marketing. "We don't just want to provide a provisioning capability," Humphreys said. "We're providing the bits that make the business go."
Brian Ballard, CTO for managed service provider Netsolus, chose the Egenera Cloud Suite because it helps manage physical and virtual machines such as VMware and Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVM) inside and out of the cloud.