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Unformatted text preview: Reference Code: TA001746IMT Publication Date: September 2009 Author: Stephen Mann CA, Inc. – CA ecoMeter v1.0 Published 09/2009 © Butler Group. This Technology Audit is a licensed product and is not to be photocopied Page 1 TECHNOLOGY AUDIT CA ecoMeter v1.0 CA, Inc. BUTLER GROUP VIEW ABSTRACT In recent years, power capacity limitations, energy cost increases, and resource constraints have affected many enterprises and Corporate, Social, and Environmental Responsibility (CSER) has also become a significant issue. The challenges in meeting these responsibilities have pushed the need for a more proactive IT response centre stage. Senior business managers are realising that there is a significant gap between their operational energy and Green (or sustainability) goals and the organisation’s ability to attain them; CA ecoMeter is designed to help organisations to bridge this gap. It captures detailed real-time information about energy and other utility use across data centres and other facilities, enabling organisations to measure, trend, and proactively monitor consumption. Developed by CA’s ecoSoftware group, CA ecoMeter is currently in limited-availability release with a wide-availability release scheduled for Q4 2009. In Butler Group’s opinion, CA ecoMeter is a much needed window into data centre and facilities resource usage, providing a continuous stream of energy-consumption data that can be used to identify ways to reduce energy consumption, cut costs and carbon emissions, support and demonstrate the effectiveness of efficiency measures, and communicate such with both internal and external stakeholders. KEY FINDINGS Provides a much needed window into data centre and facilities resource usage. Captures detailed real-time information about energy and other utility consumption. Helps identify improvement opportunities via consumption patterns and trends. Supports Corporate, Social, and Environmental Responsibility initiatives. Logically designed and easy to use. Currently only in limited-availability release with early adopter customers. Designed to help solve both corporate energy and sustainability challenges. The wide-availability release of CA ecoMeter will be launched in Q4 2009. LOOK AHEAD CA anticipates a wide-availability release of CA ecoMeter in Q4 2009. In the meantime, a range of enhancements to sizing, customisation, and integration will be added. TECHNOLOGY AUDIT FUNCTIONALITY In recent years power capacity, energy costs, and a greater focus on Corporate, Social, and Environmental Responsibility (CSER) have become significant issues for most enterprises and the challenges in meeting these responsibilities have pushed the need for a more proactive IT response centre stage. Senior business managers are realising that there is a significant gap between corporate energy and Green (or sustainability) goals and the organisation’s ability to attain them; many IT functions have been slow to react, in particular where they do not...
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- Spring '09
- Greenhouse gas, energy consumption, World energy resources and consumption, Butler Group, CA ecoMeter