ISLANDIA, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced new and enhanced offerings in its CA ecoSoftware solution designed to further extend the company's support for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and IT energy management. The improved capabilities in CA ecoMeter 3.0 and the new CA ecoDesktop offering can help IT and facilities staff gain greater availability, agility and efficiency in their data center and IT
"As organizations become increasingly dependent on data centers — either on premise or in the cloud — to provide critical applications and services, the challenges and risks associated with uptime, power and cooling capacity have become more pronounced," said Terrence Clark, general manager, CA ecoSoftware, CA Technologies. "In addressing these challenges, our CA ecoSoftware solution reaches from the desktop to the data center and across the enterprise. It helps customers provide for availability, reduce costs, and more rapidly meet the demands of the business."
CA ecoMeter 3.0: Expanded DCIM Capabilities
CA ecoMeter 3.0 has expanded its existing DCIM capabilities to include template-driven auto-discovery of facility and IT assets to accelerate inventory capture for rapid implementation. The product also provides integration with CA Application Insight Modules for accurate mapping between logical or virtual components and the physical infrastructure on which they depend, for efficient management of IT and cloud-based services. CA ecoMeter 3.0 also leverages CA Executive Insight Manager to provide mobile device users with role-based insight into availability, performance and operational efficiency across the data center.
CA Technologies has partnered with Cisco to introduce new bi-directional integration capabilities in CA ecoMeter 3.0. The product has an advanced gateway that gathers a wide range of IT and facilities system parameters that can be published to and utilized by Cisco EnergyWise-enabled systems. Customers can also obtain power data from Cisco EnergyWise-enabled devices for improved energy management.
"Avnet has chosen to implement CA ecoMeter in its North American data center environments as a part of a continuing commitment to environmental sustainability," said Bruce Gorshe, director, Data Center Operations, Avnet. "We will work with CA Technologies over the next year to deploy the solution. When completed, CA ecoMeter will help reduce energy use by providing better consumption data and key metrics for Avnet's data centers."
CA ecoDesktop: Desktop Power Management
Many organizations incur substantial costs to pay for the energy consumed by desktop computers, with estimates showing that on average one third of all desktops are left on 24 hours a day. Enterprises and government organizations often seek to reduce the unnecessary consumption.
CA ecoDesktop is a new solution that supports an inventory-based approach to managing desktop power. It helps organizations identify savings opportunities and implement profiles to increase efficiency while addressing the requirements of end users for uninterrupted access to their systems. CA ecoDesktop also delivers reporting to help organizations demonstrate energy cost savings and reductions in carbon emissions.
CA Technologies has entered into a partnership agreement with Devoteam, a leader in ICT consulting in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Under the agreement, Devoteam will offer implementation and consulting services for CA ecoDesktop customers in EMEA.
"We use CA ecoDesktop for desktop power management and it was successfully implemented by Devoteam. It is easy to use, meets our requirements and has not disrupted our operations," said John Madsen, IT manager, Municipality of Ballerup. "We implemented CA ecoDesktop to reduce operational costs and to reduce our impact on the environment. This will save approximately $549,000 on energy costs over the next three years and reduce carbon emissions."
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