SAN DIEGO – June 11, 2012 – Today at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, Verdiem announced the availability of the Verdiem EnergyWise Accelerator as part of the Cisco EnergyWise Fast-Track program – a free subscription to the Verdiem Surveyor IT energy management solution for Cisco Catalyst 3K- and 4K-series switch customers.
The Verdiem EnergyWise Accelerator allows an organization to gain visibility into the energy usage across its fleet of information and communications technology (ICT) devices. For as long as the organization runs a Cisco Network with Cisco EnergyWise, it can freely monitor the energy consumption of its Cisco network equipment and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) devices such as IP phones, wireless access points and security cameras. For these same devices, organizations can control energy usage to lower energy costs for up to one year. Also for one year, Cisco customers can monitor their entire PC fleet’s energy usage and enforce power saving policies for up to 1,000 PCs. Typical savings range from 30 to 50 percent which quickly adds up to thousands, if not millions, of dollars in energy savings.
“Enterprise-wide monitoring of energy usage with granularity for different device types is important to establish a baseline energy profile. Once baselines are created, businesses can lower operating costs by controlling the energy consumption of ICT devices, particularly the PC, which is the number one consumer of IT energy. With the Accelerator, Verdiem Surveyor now makes the PC a full-featured EnergyWise device,” said John Scumniotales, president and CEO of Verdiem. “The Verdiem EnergyWise Accelerator gives Cisco customers a convenient way to evaluate EnergyWise and to begin to realize the impressive reductions in energy expenditures from their PC fleet and other ICT devices.”
As part of the Verdiem EnergyWise Accelerator, Surveyor 6 extends its leading EnergyWise support with a solution for hot-plugging of Cisco EnergyWise connected PCs. Hot-plugging allows mobile laptop users to securely reconnect and automatically rejoin a Cisco EnergyWise network as they change their physical location.
The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers. As a Preferred Solution Developer, Verdiem has worked closely with Cisco to deliver enhanced solutions that deliver greater interoperability with Cisco networking solutions. Verdiem also shares Cisco’s strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction, has completed interoperability verification testing based on criteria set forth by Cisco, and can provide its customers 24 hour, 7 days a week customer support. For more information on Free IT Energy Management Subscription interoperability with Cisco EnergyWise go to: http://developer.cisco.com/web/partner/search?p_p_col_pos=1&accountId=0014000000Y9p2nAAB.
“We have collaborated closely with Verdiem for over three years developing the management capabilities of EnergyWise,” said Cisco’s Jeff Reed, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Unified Access Business Unit. “This energy management offer will help our mutual customers unlock the potential of EnergyWise based on Verdiem’s proven results and innovative approach. Working together with Verdiem offers Cisco customers significant cost savings, along with tremendous environmental benefits.”
* Interoperability testing is designed to simulate typical customer configurations, and does not replace the need for on-site testing in conjunction with actual implementation.
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