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Victoria University of Wellington rolls out IT energy efficiency project for 3700 PCs

Victoria University of Wellington rolls out IT energy efficiency project for 3700 PCs

1E deployment expects to save 619,000 kWh/year, and an ROI in 1.5 years

Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) has implemented 1E’s NightWatchman product as part of its energy efficiency initiatives.

Working with Transend, 1E deployed NightWatchman across 3700 PCs, saving the university 619,000 kWh per year.

“NightWatchman is a key component of our wider University commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability,” said Jenny Bentley, director of campus services, Victoria University of Wellington.

In a statement, Bentley noted that the off-the-shelf system met the university’s requirements for integration with the IT network, interface with users, reporting of performance and the delivery of energy savings.

After nine months, the power policies deployed through NightWatchman have helped the Information Technology Services (ITS) with power management across the university.

The university has 7006 PCs, according to the latest CIO100, where it ranks number 36 in the top ICT using organisations in New Zealand.

“Victoria University of Wellington has shown great enthusiasm around reducing energy consumption and improving its green IT initiatives,” said Matt Johnson, project manager, Transend. “At Transend, our focus is around ICT sustainability, so we were thrilled to work with the University on this implementation project. We’re glad to see organisations in New Zealand taking these steps toward a common goal of running IT more efficiently.”

“We’re seeing a greater focus on power management and energy efficiency among our partners and customers,” said Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E. “As organisations in the region put more of an emphasis on sustainability, we’re pleased to help make their goals a reality. Partnering with Transend to help Victoria University achieve its sustainability goals has been a great example of the cost and energy realizations that are possible with green IT initiatives.”

NightWatchman monitors, analyses and reports on power usage and energy consumption across enterprises and at a granular, device-by-device level.

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