Two primary reasons why enterprises should be interested in buying the Primergy BladeFrame are to make more cost-efficient use of their computing power and to increase flexibility and speed when adding new applications or making changes, according to Dutkowsky. "For every dollar that most enterprises spend on servers today, they only get 20 cents of utilization in return," he said.
As for flexibility, many companies with data centers typically need around 90 days to set up servers for new tasks, according to Dutkowsky. "With our technology, they can point and click and manage this process in minutes," he said.
In addition to supporting Microsoft Windows and the Linux operating system, Egenera plans to include Solaris 10 from Sun Microsystems Inc. this year, according to Dutkowsky. "This will be one of the few blade servers to support all three operating systems," he said.
The Primergy BladeFrame will be based on Intel's Xeon and Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processors.