Cloud Silver Lining and Egenera Announce Partnership to Bring Converged Infrastructure Management to the Cloud

Will Include Xertification® of Egenera PAN Manager® as Cloud Compatible

Sep 28, 2011, 15:15 ET from Cloud Silver Lining

CHICAGO and BOXBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Silver Lining, an IT consultancy which guides enterprises in the business-focused assessment and adoption of Cloud technologies, and Egenera, a provider of enterprise-scale converged infrastructure data center solutions and services, today announced a strategic partnership to certify Egenera's PAN Manager as Cloud-compatible. The Cloud Silver Lining certification process, Xertification, assesses products for compliance with the seven characteristics of Cloud as defined by the Cloud Council of 7.


Egenera provides unified management and simplified operation for physical and virtual computing environments. Utilizing a single user interface, PAN Manager transforms silos of physical and virtual network infrastructure into an integrated and reliable computing platform that is used extensively for cloud and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) initiatives.

"Through its converged infrastructure management solutions, Egenera brings together unified computing, integrated availability and recovery services for both physical and virtual infrastructures," said Bob Shinn, founder, Cloud Silver Lining. "This partnership between Cloud Silver Lining and Egenera is an important step in certifying the cloud compatibility of Egenera's products and services for our enterprise IT clients, who are right in the midst of assessing the business value of implementing Cloud computing technologies."

"Partnering with Cloud Silver Lining will help Egenera rapidly expand the market for its software, solutions and services while providing our customers with access to Cloud Silver Lining's advanced Cloud assessment and process improvement consulting expertise," said John Humphreys, vice president of marketing, Egenera. "Egenera and Cloud Silver Lining offer complementary strengths and solutions to a wide range of enterprise customers looking to bring cloud to their organization."

Based in Chicago, IL and Boston, MA, Cloud Silver Lining services clients worldwide. For more information on the company, please visit

Egenera, based in Boxborough, MA, has over 1,600 production installations globally, including premier enterprise data centers, service providers and government agencies. For more information on the company, please visit

About Cloud Silver Lining

Cloud Silver Lining is an IT Consultancy focused on helping clients in financial services and Fortune 500 organizations assess IT problems to determine the business benefits of Cloud computing. Through its assessment, business process optimization and transformational services, Cloud Silver Lining addresses the cost, operational and technical implications of Cloud computing and helps clients implement Cloud technologies to improve service quality, increase innovation and reduce capital expenditures.

About Egenera

Converge. Unify. Simplify. That's how Egenera makes every data center a reliable dynamic data center, quickly and easily. The company's production-proven converged infrastructure data center solutions, powerful Egenera® PAN Manager® Software and professional services are trusted globally to deliver proven value through agility, reliability and availability. Egenera solutions and services guarantee wire-once, always-on, physical and virtual management across the data center with measurable savings. Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., Egenera has offices worldwide. For more information, visit or email

About Cloud Council of 7

The Cloud Council of 7 (CCO7) is a collaboration of business users, policy makers, technology and service providers, and academics created to help eliminate confusion in the Cloud technology marketplace. CCO7 has defined seven characteristics shared by Cloud-compatible and Cloud-enabling technologies: scalability, financial efficiency, security, adaptability, multi-tenancy, accessibility and sustainability. For more information, visit

SOURCE Cloud Silver Lining