LOS ANGELES, 8 November, 2006 – Today at VMworld 2006, Zeus Technology, the leading provider of award-winning application traffic management software, and Egenera, a global leader in datacenter virtualization architecture, announced an alliance to offer a fully agile application infrastructure by combining Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM) and the Egenera® BladeFrame® system.

The Egenera BladeFrame system and its Processing Area Network (PAN) architecture deliver a new approach to computing by virtualizing datacenter components, and simplifying the allocation and secure management of processing capacity.

ZXTM improves the performance, capacity and security of hosted services, reducing downtime and facilitating routine maintenance. As a software application, it can be deployed on the very same compute fabric that is used for the applications it is managing.

Combining ZXTM’s open and flexible software architecture with Egenera PAN Manager™ software makes it possible to build a fully responsive and agile Service Oriented Infrastructure (SOI). Together, these best-in-class solutions unlock dramatic improvements in business agility and reduce operational costs by simplifying the deployment and management of the SOA applications that provide today’s business-critical services.

“The Service Oriented Infrastructure enabled by Egenera and Zeus breaks away from the one-server, one-application model imposed by legacy vendors that has led to unmanageable complexity,” said Kathy Yenke, vice president of business alliances, Egenera. “With business agility a key concern of enterprise CIOs, the seamless integration between ZXTM and Egenera PAN Manager software simplifies datacenter infrastructure to deliver on the promise of SOA.”

“The challenges facing IT management today are growing, and more and more companies are looking to virtualization as the answer to getting increased performance from their datacenter infrastructure,” said Paul Di Leo, CEO at Zeus. “Egenera and Zeus are well positioned to offer the market a superior solution for business-critical applications, making them faster, more secure and easier to manage.”

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About Zeus Technology:
With over ten years industry experience, Zeus Technology develops application traffic management software, dramatically improving network and web-enabled applications making them run faster, more reliably, more securely and making them easier to manage.

The Zeus solutions enable organizations to intelligently manage their applications, streamline operations and provide a seamless end-user experience.

As the only pure software traffic management solution, the Zeus products are flexible whatever your deployment environment; a purpose-built Zeus appliance, standard servers, blades, or even virtualized environments.

Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as AMD, Egenera, HP, IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over 1 million sites across the world and provides web infrastructure solutions to over 800 customers including, BT, China Telecom, Hotel.de, NASA, PLAY.COM, Federal Railroads Administration, The Institute of Financial Services, STA Travel, Strategic Command, VNU, and Virgin Holidays.

For more information, please visit; www.zeus.com

About Egenera Inc.
Egenera is a global leader in delivering computing solutions that simplify datacenter operations and infrastructure. The Egenera BladeFrame product family 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, Massachusetts, USA., Egenera has offices worldwide. More information is available at www.egenera.com

Media Contacts
Matt Barnason
Marketing Executive
Zeus Technology
+44 (0) 1223 720720457
Email: mbarnason@zeus.com

Gillian Farquhar
Director, Public Relations
Egenera, Inc.
508.858.3262
gfarquhar@egenera.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 8th November 2006