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New Appistry EnergySaver Offers Green Technology to Help Cut Energy Costs While Ensuring Application Performance
Appistry today announced Appistry EnergySaver, an innovative new power management add-on for Appistry Enterprise Application Fabric (EAF), the companys award-winning software platform for scalable data/transaction processing. Appistry EAF simplifies the development and deployment of large-scale applications by virtualizing them across a pool of inexpensive computers in the data center. With Appistry EnergySaver, customers further benefit by minimizing the power consumed by these data- and compute-intensive applications.

Using Appistry EnergySaver, application fabric administrators are able to easily define policies establishing acceptable system workload levels. Appistry EnergySaver constantly monitors fabric utilization and based on the EnergySaver policy in effect automatically turns off computers when application utilization is low, and then reactivates them when additional capacity is required.

Appistry EAF allows customers like GeoEye to shift the economics associated with their high-volume business applications, said Kevin Haar, CEO of Appistry. EnergySaver builds on the fact that applications running on a fabric are decoupled from the servers on which they run, and simply turns off machines when they arent needed. This allows customers to significantly reduce power consumption and, as a result, slash energy costs, cut cooling requirements and reduce their impact on the environment.

Dulles, Va.-based GeoEye (Nasdaq:GEOY), an Appistry customer, is the leading provider of high resolution satellite imagery to the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial customers. Appistry EAF provides a highly scalable and agile platform for the companys image processing applications, scaling them transparently across many commodity-grade computers.

Because the amount of work required to process the satellites output varies significantly based on its position and current meteorological conditions, GeoEye will see significant cost savings as Appistry EnergySaver optimizes the number of active computers at any given time.

We are excited about the meaningful and measurable savings that will result from EnergySavers ability to dynamically adjust the number of active computers processing our images, said Ray Helmering, vice president of product engineering at GeoEye. Our satellites spend several hours each day flying over clouds or ocean settings that wont be imaged this product will allow us to save power during these low-utilization periods. Furthermore, as a company whose core business literally revolves around the Earth, EnergySaver goes hand-in-hand with the companys broader support of green initiatives.

Appistry will host a live webinar on performance-based power management and Appistry EnergySaver on Thursday, August 23rd at 11 a.m. EST, and again on Tuesday, August 28th at 2 p.m. EST. To register, go to In addition to registering, visitors may download a variety of informative resources including white papers, case studies and datasheets.

Published Wednesday, August 08, 2007 7:03 AM by David Marshall
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