BURLINGTON, Mass., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Viridity Software today announced the general availability of its EnergyCenter™ data center energy monitoring, measurement and management software engineered from the ground up to enable customers to better manage power availability and reduce the risk of power outages, discover additional hidden power, cooling and space capacity, as well as meet sustainability and "green" data center goals.
The ability to measure data center energy consumption has become increasingly business critical due to: rising energy costs coupled with increasing data center energy demands as IT infrastructures continue to grow, the need to fully optimize existing data center resources, as well as corporate "green/sustainability" initiatives. While factors such as the availability of energy efficiency rebates and concern over governmental energy regulations have also played a role. Regardless, until now data center management executives have had very little, if any, visibility into IT equipment energy consumption. The limited solutions that have been available have proven to be prohibitively expensive and far too complicated to deploy and effectively utilize.
"The challenges surrounding energy monitoring and management cut across virtually every industry. Be it a financial services, healthcare, media/entertainment or manufacturing organization, and so on – the risks as well as the potential rewards are substantial," said Jed Scaramella, Senior Research Analyst, Servers & Energy Efficiency, IDC. "The potential use cases are largely consistent and include data center consolidation or expansion, technology refresh, placement optimization, asset tracking and identification of underutilized assets. However, perhaps one of the most business critical drivers for optimizing energy consumption is the need to guarantee IT availability. Clearly, data centers that are out of capacity are unable to expand to meet the increasing demands of the business." He continued, "What I believe customers will also find of particular interest is the ability to utilize EnergyCenter as a rack management tool. This is normally a very time consuming and complicated process. EnergyCenter will help IT managers easily identify optimal placement in order to avoid potential 'hot spots' today, while maximizing placement options in the future."
"Viridity's EnergyCenter software responds to customer demand for an energy management solution that reduces risk while improving business processes," said Steve Keilen, Vice President of Marketing, Viridity Software. "EnergyCenter uniquely provides customers with the ability to measure energy consumption down to the IT device level, model each device's utilization and then ties it back to that specific device's business criticality. More importantly, once this information is collected it is then analyzed and provided to the customer in a highly detailed actionable report."
Viridity EnergyCenter's Industry Unique Features and Benefits:
- Energy Measurement: Patent-pending technology enables a quantum leap in the accuracy of energy measurement, especially over current methodologies such as faceplate or fixed de-rating technologies – providing customers with the ability to eliminate wasteful margin when provisioning energy, as well as discover unknown hidden capacity. It is completely non-intrusive, easy-to-deploy and manage so customers enjoy a noticeable reduction in operational expenses (OpEx).
- Utilization Modeling: Actual utilization and business criticality is captured for each specific IT device. The corresponding energy consumption is then profiled at a dramatically more granular level than any other solution on the market today. This uniquely captured correlation and the resulting report allows customers to quickly and easily identify opportunities for consolidation, as well as optimally plan for placement of new equipment.
- Power Utilization Trending: Utilization and power consumption are calculated dynamically, rather than a static point-in-time measurement. This trending information helps customers to quickly identify under-utilized IT equipment (i.e., orphans), make advantageous technology refresh decisions, and clearly map consumption to business needs and priorities.
- Actionable Reports: Actionable reports are delivered to the customer within just a few hours of deployment (i.e., launching first discovery) providing insight across a wide range of capabilities. For customers, this means fast time-to-results and return-on-investment (ROI).
Viridity EnergyCenter software is immediately available, sold on an annual subscription basis and offered at an entry price of approximately $25K.
About Viridity Software
Based in Burlington, MA, Viridity Software is an innovator in data center energy management and optimization solutions. Its EnergyCenter™ data center energy monitoring, measurement and management software provides customers with a cross functional solution for understanding the connection between physical infrastructure, IT equipment and applications. Once these connections are fully understood, actionable strategies are provided so that customers can run more efficient, less expensive, highly optimized, eco-friendly, sustainable data centers. For further information, please visit: www.viridity.com, call: 781-425-2060, or email: email@example.com.
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