NightWatchman® Server Edition 2.0 Targets Waste in Physical and Virtual Server Environments

Version Two of 1E’s Innovative Solution Combats Server Sprawl by Measuring and Reporting Server Efficiency, Maximizing the Value of Existing Servers

EMBARGOED UNTIL July 7, 2010 at 09.00 EST – London & New York - 1E, a software and services company that improves IT efficiency by identifying and reducing costs and waste in hardware, software, energy and time, today announced its release of NightWatchman® Server Edition 2.0. 1E was recently selected by Microsoft as ISV/Software Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year for NightWatchman Server Edition, which also received the “Minister of Energy” award at the 2010 Green IT Awards.
 
NightWatchman Server Edition works to identify the $24.7 billion [£15 billion] of IT spend wasted each year on physical and virtual servers not doing any Useful Work™. As sprawl—servers left on the network passively wasting energy and licenses doing no useful work—becomes one of the leading hidden costs of running servers, NightWatchman Server Edition relates energy use to business productivity, providing a new insight into the real value of each server.
 
“The benefits of virtualization are clear, yet a recent study we commissioned revealed 84 percent of Server Managers are concerned about or managing virtual sprawl. Using virtualization to deploy servers more quickly and easily often leads to greater demand and an increase in servers which are used briefly then left wasting resources, eroding savings from virtualization.” says Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E. “The financial and environmental benefits of using NightWatchman Server Edition to identify these servers and manage sprawl are impressive, especially when considering total cost of ownership in addition to energy costs. It fits perfectly with any IT Efficiency initiative.”
 
Enhanced by 1E’s new partnership with VMware and existing relationship with Microsoft, NightWatchman Server Edition 2.0 quantifies the true business value provided from the energy and server resources used to run virtualized infrastructures. NightWatchman Server Edition 2.0’s central reporting identifies physical and virtual servers which are not providing any value, inefficient virtual hosts and power wasted by unproductive workloads. 1E’s Drowsy Server® technology makes server power management a dynamic and automatic function based on Useful Work. A server placed in a low power state can still perform its necessary functions, but with an average saving of 12 percent in reduced energy.
 
“We were so impressed with 1E’s ability to measure and report on our PC environment that we’re currently piloting NightWatchman Server Edition to similarly examine energy consumption, cost, efficiency and CO2 emissions in our data center. NightWatchman has saved us 40 percent in energy savings alone, and we’re encouraged by the early results of NightWatchman Server Edition to help CSC meet our sustainability objectives,” says John Glowacki, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at CSC. Read more about CSC’s deployment of NightWatchman Server Edition here.
 
Deploying NightWatchman Server Edition makes servers more efficient, enables consolidation of redundant infrastructure and removes costs associated with operating and powering unnecessary hardware. It is a software only solution which is easy to install and supports multiple operating systems including Windows, Solaris and Linux (SUSE, Red Hat and Ubuntu).
 
“Pervasive virtualization in next generation data centers is causing shifts within the IT market. By enhancing IT organizations’ ability to measure and report server efficiency in both physical and virtual environments, NightWatchman Server Edition 2.0 aims to address the growing concern over virtual machine sprawl. We look forward to watching data center managers adopt this technology and enjoy the benefits of greater flexibility in server power management,” says Katherine Broderick, research analyst in IDC’s Enterprise Platforms and Datacenter Trends group.
 
NightWatchman Server Edition 2.0 will be generally available on July 16, 2010.