Vigilent Dynamic Cooling Control Helps Avnet Achieve Significant Data Center Energy Savings

  Vigilent Dynamic Cooling Control Helps Avnet Achieve Significant Data Center
  Energy Savings

     System also provides ongoing benefits through cooling infrastructure
             visualization and equipment performance benchmarking

Business Wire

EL CERRITO, Calif. -- September 24, 2013

Vigilent^®, a provider of dynamic cooling management^™ systems, today
announced that it has worked with Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology
distributor, to improve the cooling energy efficiency of Avnet’s North
American data center.

Avnet deployed Vigilent technology in its 13,000 sq. foot data center as part
of a large IT management initiative to reduce Avnet's environmental impact and
radically conserve energy at the 25-year-old facility. As part of this
project, Avnet used Vigilent to gain a more granular understanding of cooling
throughout the data center floor, maintain consistent temperatures, improve
cooling redundancy and automatically control computer room air conditioners
(CRACs) for maximum efficiency.

The Vigilent system automatically adjusts cooling resources to match IT load
in real time, eliminating CRAC “fighting” (simultaneous heating and cooling),
and turning redundant CRACs off or down to ensure that consistent temperatures
are maintained within desired thresholds. The cooling-related energy savings
contributed to the success of the larger Avnet IT initiative, saving the
company millions of dollars and enabling it to avoid a multi-million dollar
power build out to the data center. As a result of the success of its overall
IT energy conservation initiative, Avnet was awarded the prestigious 2013
Green Enterprise IT Award™ in the IT Retrofit category by the Uptime

“The information provided by Vigilent helps us evaluate equipment performance
and identify changes that we can make to our data center to further optimize
our efficiency,” said Bruce Gorshe, director of Data Center Operations for
Avnet, Inc. “Our analysts use the Vigilent data on a regular basis, and
Vigilent plays a key role in helping us reduce our energy consumption and
related operating costs.”

Within Avnet, the Vigilent system integrates with CA Technologies’ ecoMeter
DCIM front-end to provide real-time information about CRAC power use. Avnet
consolidates its energy power use for efficiency analysis and reporting.

“Avnet is a great example of how companies can avoid expensive IT build-outs
while managing continued IT growth by applying DCIM and cooling optimization,”
said Dan Mascola, Vigilent Product Marketing Manager. “Avnet’s proactive
thinking and success are well-evidenced by the multiple IT industry awards for
data center efficiency that they have received in the last five years. Avnet
provides a powerful benchmark for what forward-thinking companies can

Vigilent uses artificial intelligence and direct control to dynamically manage
data center cooling resources to meet real-time demand in the most efficient
way possible. It is the only cost-effective and flexible solution available
that scales to address variable IT loads, capacity planning, and airflow
management, and is an essential component of any company’s DCIM strategy.

About Vigilent

Vigilent ( is the leader in dynamic cooling management systems,
an essential solution for data center infrastructure management (DCIM). The
company applies advanced Intelligent Analytics^™ technology to address the
real-time energy demands of data centers, colocation providers,
telecommunications facilities, and large buildings. Vigilent protects uptime
while delivering significant, immediate reductions in cooling energy costs and
carbon emissions through automated 24/7 monitoring and control of
mission-critical facilities. A privately-held firm located in San Francisco’s
East Bay, Vigilent is committed to green energy solutions that reduce and
inform energy use, making for a more sustainable planet.

Vigilent, the Vigilent logo, Intelligent Analytics, and Dynamic Cooling
Management are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Vigilent
Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Pamela Crowley, 408-529-9655
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