OSIsoft Promotes Monitoring of Facilities and IT in Data Centers as a Single System for Enhanced IT Performance, Energy and Cost Savings
San Leandro, Calif. (November 6, 2007) OSIsoft, the leader in performance management software, today announced that it has joined The Green Grid, a consortium of information technology companies and professionals dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. As a member of The Green Grid, OSIsoft will support the consortium’s efforts to develop meaningful, platform-neutral standards, measurement methods, processes and new technologies to improve energy efficient performance of global data centers.
“Our membership in The Green Grid and collaboration with the consortium members will advance OSIsoft’s commitment to help data centers enhance IT performance, improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs, by treating the data center as a single combined system of IT and facilities,” said Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy, CEO and Founder of OSIsoft. “With the PI System, our customers benefit from end-to-end performance gains accomplished by visibility into real-time data and forensic performance monitoring of both IT and facilities assets.”
OSIsoft customers around the globe – in the process, manufacturing, federal, retail, online services, financial and utilities industries – rely on the PI System for intelligent decision support and real-time management of assets and infrastructure in plant sites as well as in corporate IT departments. This proven technology now helps data centers to address challenges such as:
· Fluctuating power quality and power loss in equipment;
· Lack of information to correlate IT load and power consumed by IT assets;
· Inefficient cooling system operations;
· Lack of information to correlate server IT load and cost of power;
· Inadequate performance monitoring and condition-based maintenance of equipment; and
· Difficulty in performing capacity planning in terms of power, cooling and IT resources.
The PI System provides data centers with real-time information to help lower energy costs, improve performance and reduce failures and downtime.
OSIsoft (www.osisoft.com) delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in 107 countries spanning the globe, the OSIsoft PI System is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, facilities, and the process industries. This global installed base relies upon the OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business data. The PI System enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks, comply with regulations, improve processes, drive innovation, make business decisions in real time, and to identify competitive business and market opportunities.
Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, LLC is headquartered in San Leandro, CA, with operations worldwide and is privately held. Learn more about OSIsoft and the PI System at www.osisoft.com.