OSIsoft joins ‘green grid’ data center monitoring program

PI-Historian developer signs up to consortium targeting power and cooling systems optimization.

OSIsoft, developer of the PI System data historian, has joined the ‘Green Grid,’ a consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing. OSIsoft will support the consortium’s efforts to develop platform-neutral standards, measurement methods and new energy efficiency technology.


OSIsoft CEO Pat Kennedy said, ‘This will advance our commitment to enhance performance, improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs by treating the data center as a single combined system of IT and facilities. The PI System offers end-to-end performance gains by visibility of real-time data and forensic performance monitoring of both IT and facilities assets.’

PI System

PI System helps operators address issues such as IT assets power consumption, cooling systems, server load and cost of power, condition-based maintenance and capacity planning.

Department of Energy

The Green Grid recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the US Department of Energy to promote energy efficiency by educating IT managers on both the technical implementation of a greener data center and the associated financial benefits. The Green Grid, a non-profit consortium, was launch in February 2007. Members include EDS, EMC, LSI, NetApp, OSIsoft, Storewize and Verari.

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