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In this video Jeff Wettlaufer, Sr. Technical Product Manager for System Center speaks with Verdiem VP Marketing Brett Goodwin about the Energy Management capabilities delivered in the Verdiem ‘Surveyor’ technology.
Verdiem had an interesting story about their view on what they call Energy Management. First, their ROI is around 6-12 months. Next they generate the visibility of an organization’s carbon footprint. In addition, extending the network services (like patch) and finally, remaining non disruptive to users are goals of Surveyor. As Brett explains in the video, their focus is a 3 phased approach, with Phase 1 being systems management, but then extending beyond just that space to (Phase 2) include energy management for things like Power over Ethernet devices (Switches, Routers, Printers, VOIP phones etc) and then extending towards IT energy and building management systems (Phase 3) . So, systems management is a great first step, but they see their mission as a much broader landscape. Today they extend Configuration Manager with their Surveyor product, adding capability like centralized policy management. additional reporting, a Sustainability Dashboard, and patch management and software updates through synchronous wakeup of PCs.
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Jeff Wettlaufer Sr Technical Product Manager System Center, Management and Security Division