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Egnera Strengthens Its Cloud FootPrint Acquiring Fort Technologies

Written by  Raja Rao | 07 December 2012
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egenera acquires fortEgenera announced the acquisition of Fort Technologies, a cloud lifecycle software provider based in Dublin, Ireland. The acquisition enables Egenera to bring Fort’s innovative management capabilities to its PAN Cloud Director software providing customers a means to design and deliver enterprise-class cloud services.

The deal enables an opportunity to Egenera to spread its exposure in EMEA. The Fort Technologies personnel have been fully integrated into Egenera’s Cloud Products Group and Fort’s CEO, Gerry Murray, will head Egenera’s EMEA operations. The solution is designed for both private and public cloud deployments. It makes it simple to design, consume, track, manage and protect services running in a cloud environment.

The company's PAN Cloud Director software allows organizations to turn any infrastructure – not just virtualized servers – into reliable, scalable and elastic cloud resources. Egenera's PAN Manager Software is based on the Processing Area Network (PAN) concept, PAN Manager simplifies data center infrastructure and management by pooling compute, I/O, network and storage resources.

Advantages of the platform include the ability to create clouds that consist of bare metal physical or virtual servers or a mix of the two environments. Service catalog and drag and drop palette makes designing cloud a simple, fast and intuitive exercise. The software allows users to dial in their required service levels, guaranteeing cloud services automatically meet the security, performance and availability requirements. Cloud services such as Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Metal as a Service (MaaS) clouds can be easily created.

“The acquisition allows us to help our customers move to the cloud faster and create more enterprise-class, resilient and secure clouds,” said Pete Manca, CEO of Egenera. “Fort Technologies’ distinctive approach to cloud management turns the design, deployment and management of IT services into a simple drag and drop exercise. This enables service providers and enterprises alike to grow and succeed in the cloud.”

Egenera claims to maintain over 50 partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies including Citrix, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP and VMware.

Raja Rao

Raja Rao

RajaRao is our Cloud Journalist writing for ToolsJournal on Cloud Tools, Latest updates, Cloud Quick Lists and more. He has done his Bachelors of Engineering in Civil and has been in IT for over 15 years with good expertise on CRM, Peoplesoft, SAP, Microsoft and .Net technologies. Raja comes with fantastic blend of Technical, Solutions and Delivery expertise. Loving the concept of ToolsJournal he has joined us full time and has been tremendous help to take this portal forward. 

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