Adaptiva Launches Green Planet to Address PC Power Management Adoption

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Extends the Power of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and Microsoft Systems Management Server to Ensure Maximum Energy Savings and User Productivity

Partners are an important component to extending our benefits and with Adaptiva's Green Planet integration with System Center Configuration Manager 2007, companies have a powerful combination to increase IT energy efficiency in distributed PC environments.

AdaptivaTM, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, today announced the release of Adaptiva Green PlanetTM, a PC power and configuration management solution that simplifies the power management process and maximizes power savings. Green Planet extends the centralized power management and wake on LAN capabilities of Adaptiva CompanionTM, the company's flagship product, by enabling end-users to participate in the power management process.

With Adaptiva's Green Planet, IT administrators have the ability to suggest the most efficient power policies to end-users and allow end-users the opportunity to participate in their company's environmental commitment. Adaptiva will be exhibiting Green Planet at the Microsoft Management Summit, booth # 117, taking place April 29 - May 1, 2009.

"Microsoft System Center delivers comprehensive, integrated management capabilities across IT infrastructures for client through datacenter environments, helping customers experience reduced costs while driving operational efficiency," said Christian von Burkleo, Director, Operations and Business Development, Management and Services Division, Microsoft. "Partners are an important component to extending our benefits and with Adaptiva's Green Planet integration with System Center Configuration Manager 2007, companies have a powerful combination to increase IT energy efficiency in distributed PC environments."

"We developed Green Planet to help organizations make power management a collaborative process and ensure that companies realize tangible environmental and economic benefits," said Peter Burnham, Founder of Adaptiva. "A company with a 10,000 PC environment can potentially save $263,000 annually and reduce carbon emissions by 1850 tons. Green Planet will help companies realize these benefits."

A new approach to increasing adoption of PC power management

While PC power management has been around a long time, process challenges have hampered organizations from actually powering down computers to realize energy and cost savings. Two main challenges are:

  •     End-users fear productivity loss and are apprehensive about IT powering off their PC's
  •     Administrators are not aware of each end-users work and holiday schedule and cannot maximize energy and cost savings

Green Planet promotes best practices around gaining end-user buy in and making power management a collaborative process. Administrators no longer guess as to work schedules or setup blanket schedules. Users appreciate the flexibility to customize profiles within corporate norms. This participation leads to increased user awareness on the need for PC energy conservation.

Administrator's can set power profiles, work and vacation schedules. They can then distribute these policies and choose what level of flexibility they want to give end-users. End-users can refine policies within the boundaries set by the administrator. This approach leads to maximization of both end-user productivity and energy savings.

About Adaptiva:
Adaptiva, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, extends Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager and Systems Management Server to provide PC power and configuration management solutions. Our solutions help organizations reduce the impact of desktop computing on the environment, improve manageability of distributed Windows environments and increase end-user productivity. Adaptiva CompanionTM, our flagship product, has 500,000+ seats deployed and is trusted by over 80 customers in 11 countries. Learn more at http://www.adaptiva.com.

Adaptiva and Adaptiva Companion are trademarks or registered trademarks of Adaptiva in the United States and other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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