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1E NightWatchman Forges Its Way Into The Data Center

LONDON & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--1E, the pioneer and global market leader in PC Power Management, today announced the launch of its eagerly anticipated server energy and efficiency solution, NightWatchman Server Editioni.

With NightWatchman Server Edition, 1E is targeting the $24.7 billion [??15 billion] of IT spend wasted each year on servers not doing any useful workii. Traditional monitoring tools primarily focus on availability and performance but provide little insight on whether a server is providing any business value. NightWatchman Server Edition provides detailed efficiency and power reporting so that decisions such as decommissioning wasteful servers are made much simpler, and with productive servers energy savings can be further enhanced with Drowsy Server technology.

1E has industry leading experience in IT cost reduction and power management with 1100 client organizations that have saved over $300m in power costs alone. This experience provides 1E with the insight to help server managers make confident decisions regarding server decommissioning, virtual sprawl control, consolidation and power management, ultimately enabling organizations to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.

"The number of unused servers in the world today is staggering. A recent study we commissioned showed that 4.7 million servers in the world are not actively being used. Today, organizations are paying for energy, hardware, maintenance and software licensing, even when servers are not providing any business value. Given the economic and environmental issues we face today, there has never been a greater need for efficiency, especially in servers and data centers" says Sumir Karayi, CEO and founder of 1E.

The key features of NightWatchman Server Edition are:

  • Useful WorkTM Analysis - revolutionizes the measurement of efficiency across servers by showing the useful work a server is performing, the energy its consuming and whether there is any waste. This enables server managers to make informed decisions on decommissioning, consolidation, virtualization and saving energy, with a degree of confidence not available until now.
  • Drowsy Server - continuously monitors activity and dynamically minimizes energy consumption when there is no Useful Work being performed without impacting the server availability. When a server is in a Drowsy state, this provides an average saving of 12% in energy costs.
  • Instant visibility dashboards and reports - sophisticated power modeling algorithm enables energy consumption monitoring across all servers without any additional hardware. Report on energy consumption, cost, efficiency and CO2 emissions for all servers or group by location, department, application and more.

1E also announced today that Bovis Lend Lease, one of the world's leading project management and construction companies is working with 1E to deploy its solution across its servers. Dr Paul Toyne, Head of Sustainability, Bovis Lend Lease adds, "Sustainability is a guiding principle at Bovis Lend Lease. Weare always looking for innovations like 1E's NightWatchman Server Edition that could bring our carbon base load to a lower level."

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