PC/Server Power Management: Millions of Dollars and MegaTons of CO2e

"The PC and server power management software market is set to expand nearly fivefold from $168 million in 2010 to $783 million annually by 2015, "according to a report from Pike Research. "…PC power management software alone could be saving almost 47 MTCO2e of emissions by 2015, equivalent to taking nearly 8 million cars off the road…This is a particular boon for corporate IT departments, since servers use 60% of their maximum power while doing nothing at all.”

Pike does caution, "these benefits are not yet a sufficient selling point in some cases, due to the fact that many IT departments are not responsible for energy costs, and therefore do not have a powerful incentive to make changes." I have found this to be particular true in public sector organizations, so I was surprised to read, "the largest vertical market over the next five years will be Public Sector computing."

Update 2011.05.16
"TechNavio analysts forecast that the Global Power Distribution Unit market in the Data Center segment will reach $767.9 million in 2014. One of the key factors contributing to the growth of this market is the increasing demand for green data center solutions. However, the increasing availability of counterfeit products could be a challenge to the growth of this market."

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Verismic (http://www.verismic.com) were pleased to take part in the creation of this report and fully agree that the market struggles to justify because of disconnect between IT and the energy budget holders.

We have spent a lot of time and energy working to bring these people together to enable IT to see benefits beyond the old 'turn off your PC' mentality that people associate with PC Power Management by enhancing productivity through the extension of laptop battery life while the OS is still running, and also adding benefits to sustainability and facilities through clear metrics and the ability to enhance User Awareness and Educate them of other types of initiatives beyond just the application of power policies.

PC power management today is an innovative field that is barely recognisable against the way tgings were done a few years ago. It is far more accessible to the general business and government population.

We (http://www.1e.com)

We (http://www.1e.com) completely agree with this and are grateful to be included in this report. We have already seen a significant uptake in PC power management acceptance, but there is still a way to go. PC power management goes a long way toward developing a more efficient IT infrastructure, but is only a single step. We have found that there are many areas of IT where excess exists and have developed solutions to cover the full picture. Investing in IT efficiency is an investment in global innovation, competitiveness, and leadership.

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