Thursday, 6 December 2012

Egenera acquires Fort Technologies



Egenera, a global pioneer in
physical, virtual and cloud management and automation, today announced
the acquisition of Fort Technologies, an Irish cloud business management
software provider.

The acquisition enables Egenera to bring Fort's innovative management
capabilities to its PAN Cloud Director software solution to provide
customers with a means to design and deliver enterprise-class cloud
services.

Egenera offers a range of software products that support physical,
virtual and cloud environments, enabling organisations to deliver
reliable, cost effective and flexible IT services. It is headquartered
in Massachusetts, US with offices around the world. Its software
business grew by 407% in 2011, and the company is on track for another
record year in 2012.

Fort Technologies is based in Citywest, Co. Dublin and was established
in 2008 in response to the demands from the traditional IT service
provider channel for a way to sell, deliver and manage an entire cloud
offering to multiple customers from a single interface.

The deal will expand Egenera's sales footprint, partner network and
customer base in EMEA. Fort has been fully integrated into Egenera's
Cloud Products Group and Fort Technologies CEO, Gerry Murray, will now
head up Egenera's EMEA operations.

"Egenera and Fort share a common vision for providing frictionless and
reliable IT services in the era of cloud," said Gerry Murray. "This
deal is great recognition for the quality of our cloud software and the
uniquely easy to use system we have developed here in Ireland. I am
excited about Fort joining forces with Egenera and expect our joint
customer bases will each benefit as we invest to bring greater choice,
flexibility, simplicity and reliability to cloud computing."

Fort's existing Irish customers will now benefit from the enhancements
of a combined Fort and Egenera offering, allowing them to manage cloud
and physical infrastructures.

"The acquisition allows us to help our customers move to the cloud
faster and create more enterprise-class, resilient and secure clouds,"
said Pete Manca, CEO of Egenera. "Fort Technologies' distinctive
approach to cloud management turns the design, deployment and management
of IT services into a simple drag and drop exercise. This enables
service providers and enterprises alike to grow and succeed in the
cloud."

Unlike other cloud management products, Egenera's PAN Cloud Director
software allows organisations to turn any infrastructure - not just
virtualised servers - into reliable, scalable and elastic cloud
resources.*

The solution is designed for both private and public cloud deployments.
The software benefits users by reducing IT complexity and making it
simple to design, consume, track, manage and protect services running in
a cloud environment.