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Egenera, Inc.
Industrycloud software
PredecessorFort Technologies
FoundedMarch 2000
FounderVern Brownell
HeadquartersBoxborough, Massachusetts
Area served
United States
United Kingdom
Hong Kong
ProductsEgenera BladeFrame
PAN Manager
Egenera Cloud Suite
Number of employees

Egenera, Inc. is a multinational cloud manager and data center infrastructure automation company with corporate headquarters in Boxborough, Massachusetts in the United States. It is a privately held company with approximately 110 employees. Founded in March 2000, the company was named by Network World as one of the top 10 startups to watch in 2002[1] and was a winner in the annual "Red Herring 100 North America" award given by Red Herring magazine in 2006.

Egenera maintains overseas headquarters in the United Kingdom, Japan and Hong Kong.[2]


Egenera was founded by Vern Brownell in March 2000.[3]

The company launched its first product, the Egenera BladeFrame, in October, 2001.[4]

In October 2006, Egenera announced its plan to create a separate line of business in order to make its virtualization management software, called PAN Manager, available under OEM agreement to other server vendors.[5]

In December 2012, Egenera acquired Fort Technologies [6] who was a developer of cloud management software.

OEM partners[edit]

As of 2013, Egenera has OEM agreements with the following vendors:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "10 Start-ups to watch". Network World. April 29, 2002. Archived from the original on 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  2. ^ Brodkin, Jon (2008-11-10). "Egenera lays off 87 workers, refocuses on software". Network World. Retrieved 2022-12-21.
  3. ^ "Q&A: Vern Brownell, founder and CTO of Egenera". April 28, 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
  5. ^ "Egenera to Carve Out Space in Software Market". ServerWatch. November 1, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  6. ^ "Egenera Acquires Fort Technology". zdnet. December 5, 2012.
  7. ^ "Dell and Egenera Partnering to Simplify Data Center Management". Dell. March 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  8. ^ "Egenera bags new OEM agreement with Fujitsu". The Register. March 28, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
  9. ^ "Egenera and HP Collaborate on PAN Manager Software for HP". HP. April 7, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  10. ^ "Egenera Management Software Certified for IBM BladeCenter". Talkin Cloud. May 11, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  11. ^ "NEC, Egenera tag team on cloudy infrastructure freakage". The Register. September 6, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-06.[permanent dead link]