With the consolidated energy information, IT managers can set a baseline and establish power-usage effectiveness, the first step in creating an energy-reduction strategy in the data center. By integrating third-party device support, the solution is the "first of its kind to feature a fully aggregated dashboard, which IT managers can use to identify energy waste and reduce facility overhead costs." Sentilla is launching Sentilla Energy Manager 2.1 directly as a result of customer and industry feedback.
According to Data Center Pulse (DCP), an exclusive group of global data center owners, operators, and users, having standardized access to power usage information (preferably using SNMP) is one of the top ten challenges for data center and facilities managers trying to minimize unnecessary energy use and waste. Integration of energy information from multiple vendors' equipment is key to creating a total facility energy profile, a critical tool in reducing carbon emissions and costs due to energy use.
"Having a complete picture of where energy is wasted in the data center is crucial for any business to shore up its operational costs," said Jed Scaramella, Senior Research Analyst at IDC. "Energy has become the central design point for data centers; having the insight into the power dynamics and how to reduce those costs can have a major impact on overall performance of the business."
"The driving philosophy at Sentilla is to help IT and facilities managers make data centers and other corporate facilities as energy-efficient as possible, whether they are using Sentilla technology or other equipment," said Bob Davis, Chief Executive Officer of Sentilla. "Sentilla's focus is helping companies reduce their operating costs significantly by providing insight, analysis, and actions that make these environments more efficient."
Sentilla has received industry praise for the company and its technology. Sentilla was the recipient of the 2008 Duke's Choice Award due to its innovation using Java technology. Co-founder Dr. Joe Polastre is a winner of the 2009 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award and was named one of BusinessWeek's Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs for 2009. Sentilla executives and engineering staff sit on numerous technical boards and commissions and are regularly sought out by industry forums to speak on physical computing and its role in energy management.
Sentilla Energy Manager for Data Centers 2.1 is immediately available.
Sentilla Corp. provides demand-side energy-management solutions for data center and commercial facilities. Sentilla's platform is the "only solution that analyzes energy use and waste at the equipment level to create actionable profiles of an organization's energy footprint." The resulting intelligence enables companies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, thereby dramatically lowering operating costs.