nlyte Software Launches Next Generation DCPM Solution To Support UK CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

Combination of nlyte’s Latest Software Release and Free Carbon Footprint Assessment Tool Provide Unique and Powerful Solution to Help Organisations in their Quest for Greener IT

London, UK – November 10, 2009 – nlyte Software, a leading provider of Data Centre Performance Management (DCPM) solutions, today announced the first fully integrated and fully functional data centre performance management suite on stand 12 at this year’s DatacenterDynamics Conference in London.  The new 5.2 release of its flagship DCPM suite, nlyte®, brings new efficiencies to all aspects of data centre management, including revolutionary new features that enables enterprises to automatically discover data centre physical assets and their properties.

The introduction of nlyte 5.2’s asset discovery solution complements the existing nlyte Bulk Data Manager solution that automatically extracts asset data out of ad-hoc solutions such as spreadsheets. The nlyte Discover Module can automatically scan the data centre network to discover physical assets and their properties, and automatically populates the nlyte DCPM Database.  Devices and properties captured include: manufacturer, model, serial number, operating system, IP addresses, MAC addresses, number of processors, memory installed, disk installed, network interface cards, processor information, users, software, patches plus hundreds of additional attributes. Scans can be scheduled to run periodically or manually.  The nlyte Discover Module provides accurate life cycle management, reduced audit time, significantly faster implementations and most importantly shortens the time-to-value.

In addition, nlyte 5.2, adds huge value to data centre teams, tasked with managing and measuring power consumption as part of environmental initiatives such as the UK CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme legislation.

According to industry research (i), power, cooling and Green IT account for 40% of a typical data centre cost.  Coupled with the introduction of increasing environmental legislation, it is now even more critical for  IT professionals to be able to manage and measure power consumption within their data centres.

Recently, nlyte announced the introduction of free Carbon Footprint Assessment (ii) available to any organisation with a data centre.  The software tool is designed to provide a vendor independent view of the data centre’s active power utilisation based on modelled power and real-time power consumption.  A report then provides the organisation with a view of current and future CRC allowance requirements, enabling targets to be set for data centres and changes to be controlled to align with UK CRC allowances.

Robert Neave, nlyte Software Co-founder and VP of Sustainable-IT initiatives, said: “Our Carbon Footprint Assessment tool helps companies avoid the penalties associated with poor emission scores, achieve the best possible ranking in the performance league table and reduce their data centre’s carbon footprint.  The combination of this tool and today’s launch of nlyte 5.2 provide a unique and powerful solution to support organisations worldwide in their quest for ‘greener’ IT and aid conformance to increasing environmental initiatives and legislation.”

Other highlights of nlyte’s Software’s presence at DatacenterDynamics are:

  • Latest nlyte sponsored feature article on CRC and data centres, written by leading industry analyst Clive Longbottom of Quocirca
  • Prize draw to win a pair of Bose® headphones – after every 5-minute seminar on nlyte’s stand

By deploying the nlyte solution, customers around the world have yielded tangible business and operational benefits, for example:

  • Utilisation and Transparency: 10% to 30% space and power improvement and 2 to 5 year data centre life improvement
  • Re-use: 10% re-use of servers
  • Availability: 50% to 75% Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) for data centre related outages
  • Provisioning: 50% to 75% faster door-to-floor equipment installation
  • Risk: 100% data centre visibility reduces risk for change, consolidation, and refresh projects
  • Environment: Reduce data centre carbon footprint and better meet legislative requirements

(i) “So you want to build a datacenter” published by IDC, November 2008