IBM is helping business leaders improve the energy efficiency
of their datacentres, releasing new energy-management software
and working alongside other infrastructure vendors to ensure
businesses can manage energy use across the datacentre.
IBM's new Active
Energy Manager software can measure the power usage
of key datacentre components, such as server racks and cooling
systems. The latest version allows users to set caps on energy
use by certain devices.
"Clients today are looking for ways to measure their
green IT projects and have positive business results that
can be documented and verified" - said Rich Lechner,
vice president, Enterprise Systems, IBM in a statement.
Active Energy Manager measures the energy used by devices
which are connected to so called 'smart energy strips'.
Meanwhile, IBM has also forged an alliance of technology
vendors committed to the development of datacentre energy
Vendors - including Brocade, Citrix, Juniper Networks,
Novell, RedHat, Sun and VMware - have signed-up
to the initiative, thereby increasing the chances that IT
leaders will be able to manage energy use across a variety
of kit deployed within the datacentre.