CommVault Joins The Green Grid

CommVault Simpana software suite delivers data management efficiency through single, unified approach

August 25, 2008

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  • CommVault today announced its membership in The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.

  • The Green Grid is chartered to develop industry-wide standards, measuring methods, processes and new technologies to improve overall data center and business computing energy efficiencies. Membership in The Green Grid is open to IT industry professionals, including data center managers and IT operations executives, with an interest in addressing global energy consumption issues.

  • As power, space and cooling requirements continue to grow in worldwide data centers, CommVaults participation in The Green Grid demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to advancing greater energy efficiency within data centers. As a member of The Green Grid, CommVault will collaborate to develop best practices that help customers increase storage efficiencies, eliminate redundant copies of data and reduce power, cooling and floor space requirements.

CommVault® Simpana® 7.0 software Suite Helps Customers Implement Sustainable ‘Green’ Data Center Strategies

  • CommVault enterprise data management solutions enable data management efficiency by addressing multiple enterprise data needs with a single, unified approach. CommVault helps to reduce data center energy consumption and associated costs by providing technology that maximizes existing IT investments and reduces raw storage.

  • Today, customers can implement CommVault Simpana software to eliminate redundant copies of data for backup, archive and replication. This results in extending enterprise IT investments to maximize cost efficiencies and minimize data center demands.

  • CommVault Simpana software also enables IT administrators to report and gain visibility into the data scattered across the enterprise. After running reports and analyzing the results, IT can create policies to optimize their tiered storage infrastructure by defining levels of service across tiers of storage that optimize storage utilization and cut costs.

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that data centers consumed about 61 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, which is 1.5 percent of total U.S. electricity consumption, for a total electricity cost of about $4.5 billion. This estimated level of electricity consumption is more than the electricity consumed by the nation’s color televisions and similar to the amount of electricity consumed by approximately 5.8 million average U.S. households, or about five percent of the total U.S. housing stock. Federal servers and data centers alone account for approximately 6 billion kWh, which is 10 percent of this electricity use, for a total electricity cost of about $450 million annually.

Supporting Quotes

  • “Simply looking at the news headlines on any given day is a reminder of the global responsibility all companies have to address today’s need for greener business strategies. With energy costs rising, reducing data center energy consumption and inefficiency has become an economic imperative. An effective green IT strategy does more than aim to heal global ecosystems and the environment. A truly good green IT strategy creates new, real and measurable consumption efficiencies, improving enterprise performance, and tangibly minimizing enterprise costs – today, and in the future. CommVault’s membership in The Green Grid underscores our continued commitment to providing our customers with the solutions they need to advance greater data center efficiency and deliver solid business returns,” said Michael Marchi, vice president of product and segment marketing, CommVault.

CommVault Systems Inc.

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