With automated energy analytics and policy-based optimization, JouleX allows enterprises to visualize, analyze, and control their IT energy consumption. Using a unique agentless approach, JouleX Energy Manager continually tracks and reports energy usage for every device connected to the network. This enables energy managers to baseline, monitor, and control energy consumption across the network.
JouleX Energy Manager supports a variety of useful energy optimization initiatives, including:
Measuring utilization and energy usage by device
- Device-agnostic enterprise energy management platform remotely measures energy usage of all network-connected devices and systems in the distributed office, data center, and facilities management infrastructure.
- Provides immediate benefits (installs in hours, not days or months) through device auto-discovery, monitoring and measuring power.
- Reports actual power consumption, energy cost and environmental impact data for use in procurement process.
- Shows operating expense impact of procuring more energy efficient IT infrastructure (energy savings can offset the capital costs of some computing devices over their useful life).
- Helps identify real power consumption savings potential, based on actual energy demand and not just manufacturers’ faceplate information (which is often overstated).
Enterprise Sustainability Reporting
- Reports energy consumption, utilization, costs, savings, and carbon emissions by device, location, cost center, division, or time of day.
- Supports regulatory compliance with carbon accounting requirements and energy usage reporting.
Identification and optimization of existing virtualization/cloud computing environments
- Gain visibility beyond the PDU and rack to the physical server to allocate energy across virtual machines and applications.
- Pinpoint under-utilized servers and low-density servers consuming the most energy (prime candidates for virtualization).
- Identify dead and idle servers for retirement.
Capacity planning with business and energy context
- Receive actual data on energy consumption and utilization by device, rack, make, model, etc.
- Improve Power Utilization Efficiency (PUE), Data Center Efficiency/Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCE/DCIE)
- Uncover "stranded" power in data center circuits
Load Adaptive™ Computing
- Allocate the right amount of power only to those devices that need to perform productive work; minimize the energy supplied when idle or operating at less than full capacity.
- Accurately measure system and application utilization and energy loads at the server, virtual machine and application level while dynamically allocating computing resources as they are needed.
Automated demand response programs
- Includes technical devices as part of a utilities-sponsored demand response program.
- Helps control energy costs with policies that reduce consumption during peak pricing times and situations.
Power management for the distributed office
- Supports devices ranging from PC/Macs, laptops, desktops, monitors, copiers, printers, VoIP phones to servers, switches, routers and storage/facilities equipment like lighting and HVAC systems.
- Automated policies can actively power down idle, unproductive office equipment saving 30-60 percent in energy costs.
- Provides opt-in/opt-out policies for end users.
- Provides ability to power on/off equipment using mobile devices such as an iPhone.
- No expensive software or device agents or hardware meters to purchase, deploy and maintain.
- No changes to network configurations or security required.