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Customers can use PAN Cloud Director to create resource catalogs, discover and import resources into those catalogs, and customize the user interface for specific user or customer brands. It creates real-time quotes for resource requests and has integrated service level agreement (SLA) management.
The product's management interface provides tracking and billing for services, and it allows configuring of services based on the user's pre-designated role.
Also new is the PAN Domain Manager software, which extends PAN Manager support to up to 256 blade servers in up to 16 enclosures from different vendors into a single, heterogeneous pool of resources.
This provides the migration of server profiles transparently between different platforms, resulting in the ability to do auto failover and disaster recovery across blade servers from different vendors, Busby said.
Egenera's flagship PAN Manager software was also enhanced with a new plug-in to the VMware vCenter Orchestrator, which allows PAN environments to be accessed from VMware vDirector and vCloud.
"Customers will be able to select PAN Manager workflows and create PAN Manager types of entities with vCenter," Busby said. "They can also use it to set up certain resources that only VMware virtual machines run on. It's part of our multi-tenancy capability."
The new VMware vCenter Orchestrator plug-in also allows the building of a virtual machine in a VMware environment on a bare metal server, something that that was not possible before, Busby said.
Egenera's software is available primarily via indirect sales channels.