Verdiem, the leading provider of enterprise PC power management software solutions has released its Power Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager2007. Utilizing Verdiem’s Power Management Pack, IT administrators can seamlessly integrate Verdiem’s Surveyor™ PC Power Management Software with Configuration Manager to both reduce PC energy consumption while gaining insight and control over IT processes related to PC administration and management.
According to Gartner, Inc., in its March 2009 report, “When to Consider Commercial PC Power Management Tools,” by Terrence Cosgrove, PCs and peripherals consume more energy than any other information and communications technology group and by 2012, more than 50% of midsize and large organizations will centrally manage desktop power states, up from less than 10% today.
“Increasingly organizations are turning to PC power management solutions to reduce PC energy costs and meet the requirements of their Green IT initiatives,” said Terrence Cosgrove, Senior Research Analyst, Gartner, Inc. “As adoption of PC power management continues, organizations should consider comprehensive solutions to best meet enterprise requirements for software distribution, desktop and patch management.”
“As energy prices continue to rise and environmental concerns reside as central concerns to the global economy, PC power management is a simple, cost effective and highly quantifiable implementation of Green IT practices,” said Brett Goodwin, Vice President of Marketing, Verdiem. “With the release of the PC Power Management Pack, Verdiem extends the power of Configuration Manager with effective control of PC power states for more reliable patch management and software distribution while enabling significant reductions in PC energy costs.”
“With the System Center suite, customers have a powerful set of integrated management capabilities enabling them to have deep insight into their operations and helping them to drive down costs and improve operational efficiency across their entire IT infrastructure,” said Christian von Burkleo, Director, Operations and Business Development, Management and Services Division, Microsoft. “The integration of Verdiem’s SURVEYOR with System Center Configuration Manager delivers extended PC administration and power management capabilities, providing customers with the opportunity to further extend the System Center benefits within their operations.”
Verdiem’s Power Management Pack provides seamless integration for Microsoft Configuration Manager with Verdiem’s Surveyor, providing the following key benefits:
- Automatically wake machines with pending updates: This includes an option to “force policy refresh” upon wake as well.
- Real-time power control: Manually wakeup/shutdown/restart individual machines or collections from the ConfigMgr console.
- Throttle PC wakeup for large patch updates: Spread out the PC wakeup process to assure maximum energy savings and reliability of network maintenance and updates.
- “Set It and Forget It” integration with Configuration Manager: No additional management burden, since SURVEYOR activity is logged as Configuration Manager status messages.
About Verdiem Surveyor
SURVEYOR is the industry’s most comprehensive PC energy management solution, enabling businesses to reduce PC energy consumption and costs by up to 60 percent. SURVEYOR intelligently places PCs and monitors into lower power states when idle and enables IT departments to centrally control power states of large-scale PC networks with an elegant set of policy and usage-based tools.
Verdiem is an enterprise software company focused on PC Power Management & Green IT. Verdiem’s flagship SURVEYOR software enables customers to centrally control and reduce the energy used by PCs on their network by up to 60 percent without impacting end users or IT. Over 300 corporations, government agencies, and universities have deployed SURVEYOR to have a positive impact on the environment—reducing PC energy waste and carbon footprint. Based in Seattle, Washington, Verdiem is a leader in Green IT solutions and backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer