March 06, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 6 — Power Assure, Inc., a data center infrastructure and energy management solutions provider, today announced that its secure, cloud-based EM/4 energy management platform providing integrated monitoring, analysis and automation of data center information and processes, received a stellar score in the Environmental Leader Technology Reviews Program. Power Assure EM/4 earned an impressive 4 Stars (out of a possible five), and is considered by judges as an exemplary product.
One judge said of EM/4, "Load management and demand response is the next frontier for optimizing energy productivity in any sector and data centers represent a major energy efficiency challenge. EM/4 offers a customized platform for addressing the energy management issues that are unique to the data center community."
Another added, "Power Assure EM/4 is a solid product for companies running multiple data centers. I like that it collects data from other systems such as BMS and PMS and will analyze what is happening in real time to allow the data center managers to make immediate decisions that may affect the data center reliability. I also like that the EM/4 software will allow for automatic shifting of computing from one data center to another. This is particularly beneficial in increasing reliability, helping to minimize the impact of peak time electricity charges if the data centers are regionally diverse, and also allowing the company to possibly benefit financially from contracts with local utilities to reduce power in constrained electricity availability situations. The added benefit of making this system with separate modules that the company can buy based on their needs and add as the need arises is great."
"We are honored to have received such high scores in the Environmental Leader Technology Reviews Program for our product excellence with features and performance that provide clear and substantial benefits," said Pete Malcolm, president and CEO, Power Assure, Inc. "With Power Assure, data center managers can now collect, synthesize and analyze the overwhelming amount of raw data available from facilities and IT equipment and turn it into useful business information for making decisions in real time about improving the efficiency, capacity and performance of their data centers."
The Environmental Leader Technology Reviews is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits. Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges from companies including PepsiCo, Staples, the University of California Berkeley, ISS Facilities Services, The Green Grid, LNS Research, Owens Corning, Yahoo! Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Legrand, Petco, and New Belgium Brewing Company.
With today's crowded playing field, energy and sustainability professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy, environmental and sustainability performance. The Environmental Leader Technology Reviews program gives companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, from which to choose.
"The caliber of the entries was impressive, and truly showed the innovation taking place in the industry today," says Paul Nastu, publisher of Environmental Leader. "The judges had their work cut out for them. It was a tough playing field for those that entered, and the products that scored 3.5 Stars or higher are those that the judges say have viable attributes that set them apart from others in the field."
Power Assure EM/4 software provides actionable, real-time and historical insight into power utilization and other key performance indicators (KPIs) for the data center, along with the tools to analyze, optimize and automate energy efficiency while improving service reliability and performance levels in the data center.
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About the Environmental Leader Technology Review program
The Environmental Leader Technology Reviews is a program that recognizes excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits. It is a five-star rating system designed to offer companies feedback and recognition. Third-party judges came from the following companies: GlaxoSmithKline, The Green Grid, ISS Facility Services, Legrand, LNS Research, New Belgium Brewing, Owens-Corning, PepsiCo, Petco, Staples, University of California, Berkeley, and Yahoo.
About Power Assure
Power Assure is a leading developer of Data Center Infrastructure and Energy Management software for large enterprises, government agencies, and managed service providers. Power Assure's solutions provide visibility, intelligence, analytics and automation to help CIOs, IT directors, and facilities managers optimize capacity, service levels, and power consumption within and across data centers. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company is privately held with funding from ABB Technology Ventures, Dominion Energy Technologies, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Good Energies, Point Judith Capital, and a grant from the Department of Energy. Power Assure partners include ABB, Cisco, Dell, IBM, In-Q-Tel, PARC, Raritan, UL and VMware.
Source: Power Assure
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