WMUG USERGROUP MEETING - 12th of November 2009 at 18:00 GMT

Join Andy Dominey, Principal Consultant for the 1e NightWatchman Server Edition product, as he gives us a demo of the products feature set.

NightWatchman Server Edition targets the billions of IT spend wasted each year on servers that are not doing any useful work. Traditional monitoring tools primarily focus on availability and performance but provide little insight on whether a server is providing any business value.

NightWatchman Server Edition revolutionizes the measurement of power usage and activity across physical and virtual servers and answers the question, “Are these servers being used for useful and productive work?”. This information is the key to making data centers and servers more efficient, reducing redundant infrastructure and avoiding future spend on new hardware.

The trends toward internet based services, cloud computing and centrally stored data means server numbers are increasing, as is electricity use and therefore CO2 emissions. U.S. data centers used 61 billion kWh of electricity in 2006, representing 1.5% of all U.S. electricity consumption and double the amount consumed in 2000. We can no longer deny that server energy consumption is a problem, and one that’s only getting worse. The good news is that there is now a solution for organizations that want to do something about it.

1e NightWatchman allows you to actively power manage physical machines using Drowsy® Server technology.

For more information on the product, visit the following 1e website link: http://www.1e.com/SoftwareProducts/NightWatchmanServer/Index.aspx

For more information on the 1e product range visit the 1e website

Speaker BIO

Andy Dominey has been in the IT industry for the past 10 years and has worked in a variety of areas including server support, data center management and more recently, server and infrastructure operations. Andy currently works for 1E Inc in New York where he is both Principal Consultant for NightWatchman Server and also Principal Consultant and Practice Lead for Operations Manager. Andy has been awarded the Microsoft MVP award for System Center Operations Manager for the past 3 years and is an avid evangelist for the product