BURLINGTON, Mass., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Viridity Software, the leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software, today announced that it has been selected as a winner of Uptime Institute's prestigious 2011 Green Enterprise IT Awards (GEIT) in the Outstanding IT Product In a User Deployment category. This award, which will be presented at the Uptime Institute Symposium 2011 in Santa Clara, CA on May 9-12, recognizes hardware, software or application products that improve data center energy efficiency in a client installation. Viridity won a joint award that honors both the product vendor and its data center client.
Viridity Software's customer case study entitled, "Multi-Billion Dollar Business Deploys Viridity Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Software – Saves Over $1M In Servers and Associated Energy Use" was chosen from this year's entries as it best demonstrated a validated real-world example of an IT organization that was able to choose, deploy and manage a technology solution in order to significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT. Mike Tresh, Director of Product Marketing and Management, Viridity Software, will present the case study next month during the Uptime Institute Symposium 2011.
"We received a record number of entries for the 2011 GEIT Awards from companies across the globe doing remarkable things to lead the charge in making the data center industry more efficient," said Andy Lawrence, Program Director of the Uptime Institute Symposium and Research Director for Eco-Efficient IT, The 451 Group. "Uptime Institute's GEIT Awards program educates the data center and IT industries on new initiatives to effectively reduce energy consumption by highlighting the cutting-edge achievements of large enterprises, as well as smaller organizations."
Lawrence continued, "Viridity Software's case study and demonstration of its real-world customer cost and energy savings benefits earned the company and its EnergyCenter software a deserved spot among this year's honorees."
"To be recognized by Uptime Institute, one of the world's preeminent data center performance and efficiency research, education and consulting organizations, is an extraordinary honor – made all the more so as we were chosen from among the numerous entries received, from some of the world's most well-known and respected organizations," said Mike Rowan, Co-Founder and CTO, Viridity Software. "Indeed, the award underscores our commitment to delivering unsurpassed DCIM solutions that provide IT and facilities managers with a deep understanding of their data center space, server utilization and associated power consumption, in order to dramatically increase data center productivity and efficiency, while substantially lowering costs."
About Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute is an unbiased third-party data center research, education and consulting organization focused on improving data center performance and efficiency. The Institute serves all stakeholders of the data center industry, including enterprise and third-party operators, manufacturers, providers, and engineers. Uptime Institute Professional Services is the data center management and engineering consulting arm of Uptime Institute. It delivers due diligence assessments and Certifications of site infrastructure and site management in accordance with the Tier and Operational Sustainability Standards. Serving clients worldwide, Uptime Institute Professional Services is delivering consulting, Certifications and Accreditations in over 40 countries. For additional information, see http://professionalservices.uptimeinstitute.com.
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About Viridity Software
Based in Burlington, MA, Viridity Software is the leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software. 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 protected].