MiserWare Introduces Datacenter Power Management with Granola Datacenter
Blacksburg, VA – September 12, 2011 – MiserWare, a leading developer in software power management, today at the Data Center World conference in Orlando announced the availability of Granola Datacenter, a product that can reduce the power consumption of servers by up to 35% while maintaining the performance and full availability of these critical machines.
Granola Datacenter is similar in installation and operation to MiserWare’s popular PC product, Granola Enterprise, but gives administrators the additional ability to explicitly specify a performance guarantee. These settings may then be scheduled for different hours of the day and days of the week, allowing administrators to tailor the power management of their servers to their specific needs.
The software was initially designed for use in the financial services industry where performance is critical during day trading. During pilots with Merrill Lynch and others, performance guarantees held while saving as much as 35% total system energy for a typical server. But demand from both government and the private sector drove the design of a system for use in any data center on any server running Windows or Linux or VMWare. Granola Datacenter is the first commercial release of MiserWare software specifically targeting general purpose servers in the datacenter.
This announcement comes on the back of a statement from In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm representing the CIA among others, in July announcing a strategic partnership with MiserWare to expand the feature set of the Granola software suite to meet the power demands of the National Geospatial Agency (NGA). “MiserWare’s Granola Datacenter software is designed to save energy without loss of availability in mission critical government systems,” said William Strecker, Executive Vice President of Architecture & Engineering and CTO at IQT. The NGA expects to deploy the software in several of its datacenters throughout the U.S.
MiserWare makes software that reduces energy waste in computers. Their patent-pending technologies ensure energy reductions without loss of performance or availability. Granola software power management is MiserWare’s flagship product and is available for free for personal use. Granola has been listed on TIME Magazine’s Top 20 Green Tech Ideas and PC Magazines Best Free Utility Software. Granola is also available for business use in versions for the enterprise and data centers. Follow MiserWare on Twitter and Facebook.