American Capital deploys Egenera’s PAN Manager software on HP BladeSystem

Infotech Lead America: American Capital has deployed Egenera’s PAN Manager software on HP BladeSystem.

In order to address financial regulatory needs and ensure support to both the company and its clients’ IT services, 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.

“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,” said Jim Bandanza, chief operating officer of Egenera.

American Capital will use Egenera’s PAN Manager to manage 400 servers.

The combination of PAN Manager on HP BladeSystem 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. “It 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.”

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