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Exelon Selects Data Center Infrastructure Management Solution

Exelon, a utility holding company that distributes electricity and natural gas to almost six million customers, has implemented the nlyte DCIM suite to support its green IT initiatives.

Exelon’s key green IT initiatives included becoming carbon-neutral and attaining an Energy Star rating for its data center. These goals were especially challenging because Exelon was simultaneously launching the first phase of a new automated meter reading application, which required adding 100 new high-end servers. By the launch of the project’s second phase in 2012, the company estimated it would need an additional 300 servers.

To meet these demands, Exelon needed a data center management solution that would improve provisioning time, increase visibility and tie all asset management data into one automated system.

“Without an automated system, we realized that provisioning 100 servers would have taken about six months,” said Exelon Data Center Operations Lead John Williams.

“Exelon shared a challenge that many data centers are facing today: they needed to expand their data centers, while meeting their green IT goals,” said Jon Temple, nlyte Software president and CEO. “We not only helped them reduce the amount of time and money needed to execute moves, adds and changes, but also enabled them to reduce data center inefficiencies by lowering their overall power consumption and carbon emissions.”

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