Active Response - Cassatt's Take on Green Computing

Summary:Cassatt's taking their well established virtualization technology and focusing it tightly on helping organizations create a green computing environment. They've launched a new product family, Active Response, that is designed to simplify an organization's move in that direction.

Cassatt's taking their well established virtualization technology and focusing it tightly on helping organizations create a green computing environment. They've launched a new product family, Active Response, that is designed to simplify an organization's move in that direction.

Here's how Cassatt describes Active Response

The Cassatt Active Response software product line has four editions to meet the different needs of organizations to help make their data centers more efficient. Cassatt Active Response is based on patent-pending Active Power Management technology that pools physical and virtual server resources for the most efficient utilization, and uses policy-driven controls to safely, intelligently, and systematically power servers off when not needed, and on when they are.

What will it do for my organization?

Active Response builds upon Cassatt's expertise in provisioning physical and virtual systems, orchestrating their use and optimizing the power consumption of systems, HVAC equipment and even power supplies for large datacenters. It is an outgrowth of the product formally known as Collage and Active Power Management. (I posted Cassatt Announces Green Computing Strategy back in September when the company launched Active Power Management.)

This technology appears to offer large organizations a set of tools that will allow optimization of both the use of their data center equipment and orchestration of their physical and virtual systems.

Snapshot Analysis

Cassatt is running a race with other suppliers of software designed to manage virtualized environments. Without too much effort, I could come up with at least 10 other companies that are speaking of similar capabilities. I believe the key differentiator is Cassatt's wholistic view of computing and its efforts to work with power companies as well as suppliers of systems, power management equipment and HVAC equipment.

Is your organization using Cassattt's Collage? Has the company lived up to its promises to create a more optimized environment? Do you think they'll be able to help large organizations create green datacenters?

Topics: Data Centers, Hardware

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Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He is responsible for research, publications, and operations. Mr. Kusnetzky has been involved with information technology since the late 1970s. Mr. Kusnetzky has been responsible for research operations at the 451 Group; corporate and... Full Bio

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