Control & Automation
CA Technologies unveils latest version of energy and environmental solutions
CA Technologies announced the general availability of CA ecoSoftware 2.0, the latest version of its energy, carbon and sustainability management solution designed to help organizations reduce carbon emissions, manage natural resource consumption, and cut energy costs.
CA ecoSoftware's enhanced reporting and forecasting capabilities can help organizations manage increasingly complex sustainability programs and meet stringent reporting requirements, says the company. With technology designed to streamline the integration between CA ecoSoftware and other systems, CA Technologies says this latest sustainability management solution version can help organizations reduce costs and improve overall energy efficiency.
“Organizations around the world are under increasing pressure to gain control over their energy consumption and waste—to cut costs, comply with regulations and communicate their progress with stakeholders,” said Terrence Clark, senior vice president and general manager of the CA ecoSoftware business unit. “CA Technologies helps customers assess their effects, align sustainability programs with their business goals and automate this process to accelerate their sustainability efforts.”
CA ecoSoftware 2.0 includes enhancements to CA ecoGovernance, CA Technologies SaaS-based sustainability and carbon management solution, and CA ecoMeter, its operational energy management solution.
“Logicalis has chosen CA ecoSoftware to further improve our governance and operational management of energy and carbon related business issues as we expand our services in the Cloud,” said Chris Gabriel, director of marketing for Logicalis. “We recognize that many of our customers see environmental performance as a core business issue and that the effective management of these issues is now seen as good business, making sound commercial sense.”
The CA ecoMeter helps customers to achieve real-time bi-directional integration with a variety of devices and systems, and can access energy-related information across geographically dispersed facilities. The CA ecoMeter Gateway permits access to these heterogeneous systems using different protocols such as Modbus TCP, BACnet and SNMP. CA ecoMeter is also designed to integrate with traditional building management systems.
Using visual dashboards, data centre and facilities managers can monitor energy-efficiency trends, including historical PUE and DCiE metrics, for insight into how these calculated metrics vary over time, such as days, weeks or months. This insight can facilitate better decision-making, says the company, and lead to improvements in overall energy efficiency and waste reduction. The CA ecoMeter calculation engine can be used by customers to create new formula-based attributes and metrics which can then be monitored, based on evolving business needs.
To learn more about CA Technologies’ solutions, visit www.ca.com/ecoSoftware.
June 22, 2010 By John Gilson
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