In a press release recently, Schneider Electric announced the launch of their EcoStruxure Alliance and Technology Partner Programs. JouleX is proud to be a part of this program!
From the Release:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 5, 2013 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the launch of its EcoStruxure™ Alliances Program for global strategic alliance partners and EcoStruxure Technology Partner Program for technology partnerships . Through this formal collaboration with world-class companies, Schneider Electric will continue to deliver on the promise of energy efficiency by providing integrated EcoStruxure energy management solutions to customers in: power management, process and machine management, IT/data center management, building management and security management.
Read the full release here:
Schneider Electric Introduces EcoStruxure™ Alliance and Technology Partner Programs ~
Global Programs Designed to Deliver Comprehensive Energy Management and Sustainability Solutions to Mutual Customers
Integrate IT, Building Management and Industrial Systems, an article by JouleX Sustainability Officer, Mark Davidson, was published this week at Buildings Smarter Facilities Management.
Here is the introduction to that article.
Facility managers are being faced with a new set of energy-related challenges and without the necessary visibility into their energy consumption, they’re struggling to make effective decisions about the overall energy use and efficiency of their buildings.
According to the Department of Energy, in the United States alone, commercial buildings consume 70 percent of all electricity.[i] How devices, equipment and systems are being used and managed on the inside of a corporate facility has as much an effect on energy consumption as building design.The only way to guarantee that energy in an enterprise is utilized as efficiently as possible is to monitor, measure and control not only the IT infrastructure, but also the building-management systems and industrial controls.
Andrew Nusca, editor for ZDNet and SmartPlanet, recently published an interview with our President and CEO, Tom Noonan.
The interview covers Energy in the Global Enterprise, and how receptive businesses around the world are to the growing need for energy management.
From from the article:
The term is “economies of scale,” and it refers to the cost savings seen when a company scales operations, manufacturing or technology up to the point that the price per widget drops.
After all, what’s the advantage of getting bigger if the headaches loom as big as the benefits?
That’s why energy consumption is a key concern for the enterprise: with operations on six continents and literally thousands of employees on hand, you simply can’t keep an eye on everything all the time. But in an age of escalating energy prices, it really matters to your bottom line.
To feel the pulse of what’s going on right now, we called up JouleX chief executive Tom Noonan at his office in Atlanta, Ga. (JouleX specializes in providing energy management to enterprise customers.) He shared with us the pain points his customers are seeing, the global drivers of efficiency and the adverse effects of giving energy management to one department and the bill to the other.
We are excited to be included in Venture Atlanta's list of Five Companies to Watch in 2012! With 2011 behind us (an exceptional year in its own right), the JouleX team plans to build on the momentum we've already gained to propel our company to the top of the Enterprise Energy Management industry.
An excerpt from Venture Atlanta's article:
Energy consumption is one of the most unmonitored business expenses. With the ubiquity of computing and digital and electronic storage – whether with data sources, computing resources, or cloud storage – businesses are experiencing ever higher levels of energy consumption which in turn escalates the need to manage that consumption and the costs associated more closely.
“JouleX is involved in a huge sector and focused on a massive market opportunity,” says Dale Kirkland, senior vice president of SVB Financial Group in Atlanta. “It’s a very interesting company and concept coupled with a proven management group.”
Want to see what the fuss is all about? Request a free demo of JouleX Energy Manager.
Data Center Detour: The Quickest Route to Energy Transparency and Efficiency, an article by our Sustainability Officer, Mark Davidson, was recently featured on Data Center Post. In this article, Mark discusses the explosive growth in the data center industry and the challenges that growth presents.
We encourage you to stop by Data Center Post and share your thoughts on this article.
In a press release this morning, Verdantix announced the release of its report: Green Quadrant Energy Management Software (Global) 2011. JouleX is excited that our energy management platform, JouleX Energy Manager, was among the Top 15 in the industry.
From the release:
"Fast-moving new entrants to the enterprise-scale, energy management software market include C3, Hara, Infor, JouleX and SAP. These software suppliers, many of whom entered this market in the last 3 years, have strong product roadmaps and innovation strategies which bode well for the future. Equipment and services firms Johnson Controls, Pace Global and Schneider Electric offer energy management solutions which are well-aligned with market demand for energy data management and delivery cost savings as well as pure technology-enablement."
JouleX is proud to announce our inclusion in the third annual Global Cleantech 100, a list of the top 100 private companies in clean technology. Of this year's Global Cleantech Top 100, Gizmag has named JouleX among the Top 10 most innovative companies on the list, saying:
"JouleX [...] energy management software can identify all devices on a network without requiring agents. This simplifies the installation and reduces maintenance. It can monitor lighting and air conditioning systems, and also has a rather good name."
According to Global Cleantech, the top 100 results are "collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with over 6,000 nominations and specific input from an expert panel, these companies represent the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech – the companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges."
Our thanks goes out to the Cleantech Group and to Gizmag for this reconition.
"Industry Perspectives is a content channel at Data Center Knowledge highlighting thought leadership in the data center arena."
Today the highlighted piece, PUE is DEAD: The Case for Performance Per Watt, was written by Mark Davidson, the JouleX Sustainability Officer.
An exerpt from the article:
Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) has been called “The Holy Grail” of data center energy metrics so often that we actually found it impossible to find out who coined the term. As time, technology and sustainability efforts evolve, the PUE metric is no longer the stopping point for energy efficiency measurement, but it has become just one more piece in the larger picture.
What does PUE do? It measures how much of the energy entering a data center facility is used to power the computing devices within, versus the amount used for cooling and overhead of the facility. That’s it.
Read the full article here: PUE is DEAD: The Case for Performance Per Watt
In the face of such intense pressure from many different directions, few CIOs attempt to argue against improving energy management practices. The question is how?
The article outlines the phases on an energy management maturity model for CIOs as they work toward making better use of electrical power. The model covers the JouleX principles of monitoring, analyzing and controlling energy.
JouleX is mentioned and JouleX CEO Thomas Noonan is quoted in the Forbes piece:
"Analytics is the second phase of the maturity model in which the data collected in the visibility phase is put to use in a variety of ways. The first thing to look for, of course, are what Joulex CEO Thomas Noonan calls dead servers, servers that are less than 15 percent utilized and consuming more than 70 percent of their rated energy. 'If we see a server being utilized at 15% I can take the power level down to about 20%, not impact the processing efficiency of that processor at all,' said Noonan. 'Do that across 10,000 servers dynamically and you’ve just saved a boatload of energy."
This is a great read for CIOs just getting started with an enterprise energy management program. Because as the article states, "Having a fully realized energy management capability that covers every piece of equipment and every application could be overkill for most data centers. But if a CIO is not implementing at least some of the capabilities described in this model, you can bet a significant amount of money is being wasted."
You can read the entire Forbes article here.
New statistics are showing that while consumers across the globe may still be leaving their light switches on, data centers are saving a bit more on electricity.
According to an independent report performed by Stanford University civil and environmental engineering department consulting professor, Jonathan G. Koomey, Ph.D., electricity use in data centers has been lagging in the past five years, as opposed to 2000 to 2005, when data center electricity use doubled. From 2005 to 2010, electricity use rose about 36 percent in the U.S., and 56 percent worldwide.
The article goes on to say...
Nowadays, there are a number of methods to help data centers save exponentially on energy usage. In addition to virtualization and innovative designs such as hot and cold aisles of equipment, some data centers are turning to monitoring software.
For example, as reported by TMCnet, one company, JouleX, introduced new software that centrally monitors and controls the energy usage of any networked device in a data center – from core routers and switches to storage and power distribution units. Without the need for client-side agents or hardware meters, the software uses a unique discovery method to automatically find every device on the corporate network and then get a global view of energy consumption.
Yoy can read the full Green Technology World by TMCnet article here.