Are your servers doing unproductive work, wasting resources and energy, or is your business suffering ‘virtual server creep’?
NightWatchman Server Edition targets the massive IT spend wasted each year on servers that are not doing any useful or productive work. Traditional monitoring tools primarily focus on availability and performance but provide little insight on whether a server is providing any business value and do little around server power management.
NightWatchman Server Edition revolutionizes the measurement of power usage within the green data centre and activity across physical and virtual servers and answers the question, “Are these servers being used for useful and productive work?”.
This information is key to making data centers and servers more efficient, reducing redundant infrastructure and rationalising future spend on new hardware.
The trend toward internet based services, cloud computing and centrally stored data means server numbers are increasing, as is electricity use and therefore CO2 emissions, server power management as such becomes key in the modern data center. US data centers reportedly used 61 billion kWh of electricity in 2006, comprising 1.5% of all US electricity consumption, double the amount consumed in 2000. This trend will accelerate as organisations increasingly adopt cloud based applications and systems.
Server energy consumption is an increasing problem, and one that’s only getting worse. The good news is that there is now a solution for organizations that want to do something about it.
Useful Work Analysis
NightWatchman Server Edition provides continual analysis for physical and virtualized environments and enables the IT decision maker to answer the question, “Are these servers being used for useful and productive work?”.
- Useful Work™ Analysis allows you to identify when your servers are being productive and when they are wasting energy
- Drowsy Server® is an intelligent server power management solution which continuously monitors activity and dynamically minimizes energy consumption when there is no Useful Work being performed without impacting the server availability
IT managers can now confidently make decisions about improving the efficiency of their servers. They can set policies and rules about when and how these devices are used, or even removed from the data centre all together.
Instant visibility and reporting
NightWatchman Server Edition goes way beyond IT energy consumption and power management; this solution will change the way organizations provision, manage and pay for server environments.
Supporting on-board instrumentation where available, or using a sophisticated power modelling algorithm, NightWatchman Server Edition gives you easy access to report on energy consumption, cost and efficiency. Available for all servers (physical, virtual, Windows(R) or Unix) and with many views (by hardware, location, department and more) some of the in-built reports include:
- CO2 emissions
- Dashboard view
- Decommissioning analysis
- Virtual Utilization analysis
- Useful Work
- Busiest servers
- Waste and savings
In a world where servers are inceasingly being virtualised and hosted in expensive third party ‘cloud’ based data centres, NightWatchman Server Edition gives business owners the insights they need to identify servers that aren’t fulfilling business critical tasks and helps control expensive and wasteful ‘virtual server creep’.
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