Our development teams have been busy!
To bring us to a 1E hat-trick of product announcements this week, we are today releasing NightWatchman Server Edition 2.9, hot on the heels of having been referenced in a section of Gartner’s most recent DCIM Cool Vendors report.
In the report, the analysts state that “by 2015, Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools and processes will grow from 5% penetration in 2011 to 60%.” The Gartner analyst team recommended that IT executives should “make DCIM a mandatory requirement for all major data center builds and refurbishments” and “architect the integration of IT operations management, building management systems and DCIM.” Further they believe “DCIM is likely to be self-funding; the cost of the tools is likely to be offset by the savings in power costs that DCIM helps enable.”
We’re really pleased to be included in the report after first being named a Cool Vendor in IT Support in 2008 by Gartner [ii].
To date, 1E has helped more than 1,600 customers make $800m savings energy costs with our suite of energy management solutions, including flagship PC Power Management solution NightWatchman Enterprise. This has led to a reduction in CO2 emissions of 5.8 million tonnes – the equivalent emissions of one and a half coal-fired power stations in one year.
This latest release of NightWatchman Server Edition features improvements in reporting, server life-cycle management and support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
These are busy and exciting times here at 1E towers. Without giving too much away, you can expect more from the NightWatchman Server Edition team soon. For now, please visit the NightWatchman Server Edition page or contact us to hear more about version 2.9.