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American Capital Selects Egenera to Manage and Protect Mission Critical IT Infrastructure

BOXBOROUGH, MA Egenera, a pioneer in physical, virtual and cloud management and automation software, today announced American Capital Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) has selected and deployed Egenera’s PAN Manager software on HP BladeSystem.

As one of the largest U.S. publicly traded alternative asset managers, American Capital’s IT infrastructure must be agile, reliable and secure to support both the company and its clients’ IT services. To meet these demands, as well as its financial regulatory requirements, American Capital chose to partner with Egenera. The partnership will provide American Capital with a comprehensive IT management and business continuity solution that not only lowers costs by 20 percent, but also strengthens their IT service levels.

“For American Capital, we understood that keeping mission critical IT services running at all times is extremely important,” said Jim Bandanza, Chief Operating Officer of Egenera. “By simplifying its IT infrastructure and leveraging the automated recovery processes in PAN Manager, American Capital is now able to deliver a more secure and reliable private cloud infrastructure on which to host its mission critical applications and keep American Capital up and running.”

American Capital plans to use Egenera’s PAN Manager to manage approximately 400 servers. The combination of PAN Manager on HP BladeSystem delivers an integrated hardware and software solution that allows IT managers at American Capital to provide more efficient use of IT resources, reduce operational costs by 50 percent and decrease disaster recovery times by half. As a result of deploying PAN Manager, American Capital has seen approximately $1 million in savings all while improving the recoverability for their mission critical IT.

“With Egenera’s software, I’ve ensured my team can rapidly deploy new IT services as well as streamline ongoing operations,” said Kim Jacques, Chief Information Officer of American Capital. “Not only does the software save time and increase productivity, it also has reduced our operational costs associated with recovery. With one simple click, the servers are up and running and no time or data is lost, which is key in the financial industry. Our partnership with Egenera was a smart decision.”

About Egenera

Converge. Unify. Simplify. That’s how Egenera brings confidence to the cloud. The company’s industry leading cloud and data center infrastructure management software, Egenera PAN Cloud Director® and PAN Manager®, provide a simple yet powerful way to quickly design, deploy and manage IT services while guaranteeing those cloud services automatically meet the security, performance and availability levels required by the business.  Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., Egenera has thousands of production installations globally, including premier enterprise data centers, service providers and government agencies. For more information on the company, please visit egenera.com.  Follow Egenera on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.