Verdiem Interoperates with Cisco EnergyWise to Help Customers Lower IT Energy Costs and Reduce Carbon Emissions

LONDON and SEATTLE - Verdiem, a leader in IT energy management and efficiency solutions, announced today that Surveyor 6 is interoperable with Cisco EnergyWise [], delivering energy savings up to 60 percent while lowering CO2 emissions. As a Registered Developer in the EnergyWise category of the Cisco Developer Network, Verdiem has completed interoperability verification testing required by Cisco*.

Verdiem Surveyor enables customers to centrally manage and control the energy used by PCs, Macs, and other network-attached devices running Cisco EnergyWise including IP phones, Cisco EnergyWise SDK enabled PCs, wireless access points, routers, switches, and power distribution units. Surveyor is easy to deploy and quick to get started, including automatic device detection and organisation. Surveyor manages flexible power policies in a single location with quick identification and replication of the most energy efficient policies. For PCs and Macs, Surveyor provides high-fidelity utilisation data based on actual user activity. As a result, Surveyor delivers highly accurate dashboards and reports that detail energy usage, cost savings, and CO2 emission reductions. Also, with Surveyor's built-in analytics engine, organisations can visualise opportunities for additional energy savings.

One customer benefiting from the Verdiem and Cisco collaboration is the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), the second-largest fire and rescue service in the U.K., protecting more than 2.5 million people across nearly 500 square miles. From its 41 fire stations and seven supporting locations, the organisation responds to more than 50,000 emergencies each year. Using a Cisco borderless network along with Verdiem Surveyor 6, GMFRS is on track to meet sustainability goals of reducing carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2014 and save approximately GBP2.73 million in operating costs.

"Deploying Verdiem Surveyor 6 and utilising Cisco EnergyWise capabilities has allowed us to significantly reduce our carbon footprint and accurately track our progress toward meeting our energy efficiency goals," said Damian Parkinson, director of information and communication technologies for GMFRS. "Along with the environmental benefits, we're also experiencing great cost savings, which will allow us to better serve our community."

Cisco EnergyWise is a Cisco IOS-based intelligent energy management protocol. This open technology is used to monitor, control, and report the energy use of information technology (IT) and facilities equipment. Cisco EnergyWise extends energy monitoring and management from the network core to the edge.

"Cisco EnergyWise allows customers to use their existing Cisco infrastructure, including the Catalyst switches, to facilitate savings in IT energy consumption and meet sustainability mandates," said Jeff Reed, vice president of Cisco's Unified Access Business Unit. "Verdiem has been one of the key partners of Cisco EnergyWise since this Cisco technology was conceptualised. With Surveyor 6, Verdiem delivers an innovative next generation management system for EnergyWise. We're excited about the growing interest in EnergyWise and look forward to continued joint successes in this space."

The Cisco Developer Network [ ] unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers. As a Registered Developer, Verdiem offers a complementary product offering and has started to collaborate with Cisco to meet the needs of joint customers. For more information on Verdiem Surveyor 6 interoperability with Cisco EnergyWise go to:

* Interoperability testing is designed to simulate typical customer configurations, and does not replace the need for on-site testing in conjunction with actual implementation.

About Verdiem

Verdiem helped define the PC power management market and has now extended its leadership into IT energy management and efficiency software. Verdiem Surveyor enables customers to centrally control and reduce the energy used by PCs, Macs, and network devices running Cisco EnergyWise without impacting end users. More than 600 corporations, government agencies and universities have deployed Surveyor on nearly 2 million devices. Most customers experience ROI within six to 12 months. Based in Seattle, Wash., Verdiem is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. More information is available at or (206) 838-2800.



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