To provide useful work analysis, monitor activities and minimise energy consumption
PC power management company 1E launched NightWatchman Server Edition, which is aimed at helping businesses reduce the data centre energy costs and make decisions on decommissioning wasteful servers.
The company claims that the new server edition provides detailed efficiency and power reporting so that decisions such as decommissioning wasteful servers are made simpler, and with productive servers energy savings can be further enhanced with Drowsy Server technology.
Sumir Karayi, CEO and founder of 1E, said: “The number of unused servers in the world today is staggering. A recent study we commissioned showed that 4.7m servers in the world are not actively being used. Today, organisations are paying for energy, hardware, maintenance and software licensing, even when servers are not providing any business value.”
1E said that the new NightWatchman Server Edition is targeting the $24.7 billion (£15 billion) of IT spend wasted each year on servers not doing any useful work.
According to 1E, the new NightWatchman Server Edition includes features such as, useful work analysis, which shows useful work a server is performing, enabling server managers to make informed decisions on decommissioning, consolidation, virtualisation and saving energy; and Drowsy Server, which continuously monitors activity and minimises energy consumption when there is no useful work being performed.
The company claims that, when server is in a Drowsy state, the new NightWatchman Server Edition provides an average savings of 12% in energy costs. In addition, the new software also provides reports on energy consumption, cost, efficiency and CO2 emissions for all servers or group by location, department and application.
1E also announced that project management and construction company Bovis Lend Lease, is working with it to deploy the new software across its servers.
Paul Toyne, head of sustainability at Bovis Lend Lease, said: “Sustainability is a guiding principle at Bovis Lend Lease. We are always looking for innovations like 1E’s NightWatchman Server Edition that could bring our carbon base load to a lower level.”