Server Power Management Software Cuts Energy Waste in Physical, Virtual Environments

by | Jul 9, 2010

1E has released the NightWatchman Server Edition 2.0 advanced power management software that targets energy waste in physical and virtual server environments. The new edition enables businesses to measure and report server efficiency to maximize the value of their existing servers. This reduces server sprawl, which often becomes a leading hidden cost of running servers, says 1E.

The new server edition helps businesses identify the $24.7 billion of IT spend wasted each year on physical and virtual servers that are left on the network passively wasting energy, says 1E.

“The financial and environmental benefits of using NightWatchman Server Edition to identify these servers and manage sprawl are impressive, especially when considering total cost of ownership in addition to energy costs. It fits perfectly with any IT efficiency initiative,” says Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E.

Enhanced by 1E’s new partnership with VMware and existing relationship with Microsoft, NightWatchman Server Edition 2.0 relates energy use to business productivity, providing a new insight into the real value of each server. The software’s central reporting identifies physical and virtual servers that are not providing any value, as well as inefficient virtual hosts and power wasted by unproductive workloads.

1E’s Drowsy Server technology makes server power management a dynamic and automatic function based on useful work. A server placed in a low power state can still perform its necessary functions, but with an average savings of 12 percent in reduced energy, according to 1E.

The software supports multiple operating systems including Windows, Solaris and Linux (SUSE, Red Hat and Ubuntu). NightWatchman Server Edition 2.0 will be generally available on July 16, 2010.

1E was recently selected by Microsoft as ISV/Software Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year for NightWatchman Server Edition, which also received the “Minister of Energy” award at the 2010 Green IT Awards.

NightWatchman’s PC power management version has already helped several leading U.S. companies including Ford, AT&T and Verizon Wireless significantly reduce their energy use.

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