CA Sustainability ecoSoftware Solution tracks datacenter energy performance

Posted in analytical-tools, ca-computer-associates, data-center-design, data-center-software, management-tools on June 28th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

CA enhances its ecoSoftware product with reporting and forecasting tools to assess enterprise progress in meeting sustainability objectives.  Clients can use the software to manage the governance of their carbon footprint program as the business model shifts.  CA’s tool is available in multiple languages, supports multi-currency environments, and integrates with EPA EnergyStar program to foster benchmarking.  …

…   “CA ecoSoftware’s enhanced reporting and forecasting capabilities can help organizations manage increasingly complex sustainability programs and meet stringent reporting requirements.

With technology designed to streamline the integration between CA ecoSoftware and other systems, this latest sustainability management solution version from CA Technologies can help organizations reduce costs and improve overall energy efficiency.

CA ecoSoftware 2.0 includes enhancements to CA ecoGovernance, CA Technologies SaaS-based sustainability and carbon management solution, and CA ecoMeter, its operational energy management solution.

In addition, with CA ecoSoftware, organizations can take advantage of enhanced forecasting and scenario modeling tools, helping sustainability managers to review forecasted outcomes and fine-tune investment levels.

This allows users to better align and prioritize activity against their investment and business objectives.

Using visual dashboards, data center and facilities managers can monitor energy efficiency trends, including historical PUE and DCiE metrics, for insight into how these calculated metrics vary over time, such as days, weeks or months.

This insight can facilitate better decision-making and lead to improvements in overall energy efficiency and waste reduction. The CA ecoMeter calculation engine can be used by customers to create new formula-based attributes and metrics which can then be monitored, based on evolving business needs. “   …

Via CA Technologies: Sustainability Solution (Release).

Manage the Cloud for Energy Efficiency Optimization

Posted in automation, ca-computer-associates, capacity, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, management, management-tools, power-utilization, streamlining on August 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

CA provides automation and management support for Amazon’s SaaS architecture, that supports better asset utilization and energy management as required. …

… “increase efficiency and reduce costs by streamlining processes, improving server utilization, and optimizing energy consumption patterns by provisioning capacity to Amazon EC2; ” …

Via Computer Associates: Support for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Facilitates Automating and Managing Applications

Data Center Automation

Posted in automation, ca-computer-associates, configuration-management, conservation, consolidation, data-center, data-center-consolidation, decisions, green-it-initiatives, initiatives, management, peak-time, power-conservation, provisioning, scheduling, server-consolidation, ups on October 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

CA releases its Data Center Automation Manager r11.2 which provides dynamic provisioning and configuration management of physical and virtual servers in the data center. …

… “CA Data Center Automation Manager supports Green IT initiatives, enabling IT to make better informed decisions regarding server consolidation, power conservation and provisioning to reduce operating costs. CA Data Center Automation Manager makes this possible by identifying when servers are running at their lowest capacity and scheduling and automating the powering down/up of machines, based upon business policy, during peak and non-peak times. ” …

Via CA: Data Center Automation Manager for Virtualized and Physical Environments