Utility Company Uses Nlyte Software’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Solution to Support Green IT Initiatives
Menlo Park, CA – February 23, 2011 – nlyte Software, the only provider of performance-based solutions for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), announced that Exelon, a utility holding company that distributes electricity and natural gas to almost six million customers, has implemented the nlyte DCIM suite to support its Green IT initiatives.
Exelon’s key green IT initiatives included becoming carbon neutral and attaining an Energy Star rating for its data center. These goals were especially challenging because Exelon was simultaneously launching the first phase of a new automated meter reading application, which required adding 100 new high-end servers. By the launch of the project’s second phase in 2012, the company estimated they would need an additional 300 servers.
To meet these demands, Exelon needed a data center management solution that would improve provisioning time, increase visibility and tie all asset management data into one automated system.
“Without an automated system, we realized that provisioning 100 servers would have taken about 6 months,” said Exelon Data Center Operations Lead John Williams. “After reviewing numerous DCIM solutions, it was clear only nlyte Software offered the depth of features and the visibility we needed to meet our ambitious goals. We now expect to complete this project in 2 months.
“As an energy company, it is very important for us to set an example by doing what we can to go green,” John Williams continued. “nlyte gives us an efficient way to drive down data center energy consumption through the optimal placement of data center assets and will be a key factor in our ability to achieve a carbon neutral footprint and an Energy Star rating.”
“Exelon shared a challenge that many data centers are facing today: they needed to expand their data centers, while meeting their Green IT goals,” said Jon Temple, nlyte Software president and CEO. “We not only helped them reduce the amount of time and money needed to execute moves, adds and changes, but also enabled them to reduce data center inefficiencies by lowering their overall power consumption and carbon emissions.”
About nlyte Software
nlyte Software is a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions for intelligent capacity planning. Its performance-based solution enables the world’s largest companies to optimally place data center assets to make the most efficient use of power, cooling and space, enabling a reduction in operating expenses by as much as 20% annually. Founded by data center professionals in 2003, nlyte Software is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and can be found online at http://www.nlyte.com.
About Exelon Corporation
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with more than $17 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 486,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.http://www.exeloncorp.com
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