Thursday, 6 May 2010

Cisco and Verdiem combine power management of the desktop and network devices.

Verdiem, an enterprise software company focused on PC Power Management and Green IT, announced last week that it had signed an OEM agreement with Cisco to deliver Verdiem’s energy management software as part of Cisco’s EnergyWise Orchestrator offering. 

EnergyWise Orchestrator  is claimed to be ‘the first unified energy management solution for PCs and networked devices’.  Co-developed by the two companies, it brings together PC power management and the capability to measure, manage and monitor energy consumed by Cisco EnergyWise enabled devices, including IP phones, wireless access points, edge switches and other devices.

The solution will be EnergyWise Orchestrator branded (is that the best name they could come up with?) and sold worldwide by Cisco. 

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It’s an interesting integration of energy management capabilities, covering a potentially diverse range of desktop and networked devices.  Apparently customers who have deployed Verdiem’s PC power management solution, 400 organisations in total, have achieved energy savings of 30-60% with payback within 6-12 months.  EnergyWise Orchestrator extends the potential savings to a wider range of IT devices and end points.  It’s another step towards a complete ICT energy and emissions dashboard, which is what’s really needed.

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