Power Assure Announces New Solution That Interoperates With Cisco Unified Computing System; Demonstrates Three-Way

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT

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Power Assure(R), Inc., a data center infrastructure management solutions
provider, today announced that its Dynamic Power Management and Dynamic
Power Optimization software interoperates with Cisco's Unified Computing
System (UCS) Blade servers. Power Assure delivers real-time power
monitoring and dynamic power saving policy management software for UCS
servers, and leverages existing integration with Intel(R) Data Center
Manager (Intel DCM) software. Power Assure is demonstrating this
interoperable solution in booth IP16 at this week's Intel Developer Forum
held at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, China. 

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    "Power Assure interoperates with Cisco UCS for power and thermal
monitoring, management and control," said Brad Wurtz, president and CEO,
Power Assure. "Our mutual customers benefit from increased control over
their power utilization and performance parameters, thus dramatically
decreasing power consumption while guaranteeing application performance
to meet customer SLAs." 

    The Cisco UCS Blade Servers are designed to increase performance, energy
efficiency, and flexibility for demanding virtualized and non-virtualized
applications. Based on Intel Xeon Series 5600 and 7500 processors, Cisco
UCS interoperates with Power Assure seamlessly by utilizing the direct
XML interface on the UCS B-Series and Intel Data Center Manager Interface
(DCMI) for the UCS C-Series. Cisco UCS Blade Servers adapt processor
performance to application demands or business continuity needs and
intelligently control energy use based on quality of service needs. Power
Assure DPM and DPO further add insight and control into the Cisco UCS
infrastructure policies to dynamically provision server and application

    "By taking advantage of the Cisco UCS APIs, Power Assure is able to
interoperate with the Cisco UCS to expand the value of UCS with new added
capabilities," said David Lawler, Cisco vice president, Server Access and
Virtualization Technology Group. 

    Intel Data Center Manager is a software development kit that enables
software companies to add power and thermal monitoring and management
capability for servers, racks and groups of servers in data centers.
Power Assure has integrated Intel DCM into its application to provide new
high value power management and power optimization features to IT

    Power Assure software provides actionable, real-time and historical
insight into power utilization and other key performance indicators
(KPIs) for the data center, along with the means to optimize energy
efficiency while maintaining service levels. Power Assure enables data
centers to gain real-time infrastructure insight and intelligence,
maximize use of available space and power; extend the useful life of the
data center; cut on-going power consumption by an average of 50%; and
shift load within and across sites.

    Power Assure will demonstrate this interoperable solution again May 8 -
12 in booth 1127 at Interop Las Vegas held in at the Mandalay Bay
Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

    About Power Assure 
 Power Assure is a leading developer of Dynamic Data
Center Optimization software for large enterprises, government agencies,
and managed service providers. Power Assure's solutions provide
visibility, intelligence, and automation to help CIOs, IT directors, and
facilities managers optimize capacity, service levels, and power
consumption within and across data centers. Headquartered in Santa Clara,
CA, the company is privately held with funding from Draper Fisher
Jurvetson, Good Energies, Point Judith Capital, and a grant from the
Department of Energy. Power Assure partners include ABB, Dell, IBM, Intel
and VMware. For more information, visit www.powerassure.com 

    Power Assure is a registered trademark of Power Assure, Inc. All product
names and references remain the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective owners.


Beth Winkowski
Power Assure
Phone: 978-649-7189
Email: beth@powerassure.com 

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