Al Zollar, general manager, Tivoli Software, IBM, said "While most people think of energy conservation from a hardware perspective, increasingly it is actually software that is providing more options to go green across the entire organisation."
The company's "Software for a Greener World" initiative includes software designed to help businesses address the growing need to maximise energy efficiency and reduce costs associated with power and cooling. IBM has developed several add-ons to its Tivoli system management tools family, to support green IT. These include Tivoli Monitoring, IBM Maximo Facility Management and IBM Compliance Warehouse for Legal Control.
Tivoli Monitoring software is designed to provide energy management information that enables the optimisation of data centre and facility assets, IBM said.
Other products covered by the initiative include WebSphere Virtual Enterprise, which provides application infrastructure virtualisation for lowering operational and energy costs Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5 for collaboration to reduce in travel and commuting and Rational Team Concert, which supports multi-site software development and collaboration, reducing CO2 emissions.