Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Joulex claims industry firsts with the latest version of its IT energy management software

JoulexThe latest version of Joulex’s Energy Management (JEM) product suit has been released with what the company claims are a number of innovative features and functions that enhance integration, sustainable procurement, reporting and configuration.

The new features include:

  • New device control features allowing for integrated power capping, central processing unit (CPU) performance levelling and support for VMware vCenter, and Distributed Power Management (DPM).

  • More granular control using power, temperature and utilisation metrics to optimise server performance using VMware’s vMotion.

  • Detailed product analytics and reporting for sustainable procurement.

  • Virtualisation and utilisation reporting to identify under- and over-utilised devices.

  • Additional device support for rack and floor power distribution units (PDUs), computer room air conditioning (CRAC) and uninterruptable power supplies (UPS).

The company says that these enhancements make JEM the first enterprise energy management solution to integrate with and support all the largest and latest power management networking vendors including Cisco (EnergyWise), Intel (Data Center Manager) and VMware. Enhanced support has also been added for advanced power control of servers from Hewlett-Packard, Dell and IBM.

“We continue to accelerate our technology development in terms of creating actionable energy intelligence for our customers to make quicker decisions, optimize their existing infrastructure, and reduce their operating expenses,” said Tom Noonan, president and CEO at Joulex.


Not all these enhancements are unique to Joulex, but the company’s does seem to be developing its products across-the-board at a rapid rate. No doubt the $17m that Joulex raised in June to expand its product development and global sales footprint helps.

It’s a competitive and fragmented market, with lots of options and products available to assess and manage IT power use. Joulex’s approach is to cover all bases with integrated products that can monitor, analyse and control the energy use of all network-connected devices and systems.

It’s this comprehensive approach – a potential one-stop shop covering anything from phones to data centres – that is Joulex’s differentiator. The new investors will no doubt be hoping it becomes the supplier of choice, but there’s a long way to go yet before this market even starts to mature.

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