Sunday, 11 November 2012

The concept of Intelligent Power Management

Power management has been an ubiquitous feature in all aspects of IT infrastructure for a long time. If so, what is new about Intelligent Power Management? Read on to understand the subtle differences.

In the traditional approach to power management, power optimizations are generic in nature. The  optimizations are not based on understanding the application-OS-hardware interactions. Hence these optimizations aren't always the best.

Power management in the traditional approach relies on time-based policies - even so, no solution exists for enterprise-wide administration of such policies. IPM as defined by Vigyanlabs is not time-based. Instead it is based on application sensors - a technology patented by us. The power management policies are based on applications and are customizable as per the application needs. A good IPM platform allows such application-sensor based power schemes to be administered in an enterprise-wide manner.

Traditional power management approaches are device specific and consequently, not scalable. A truly intelligent power management platform is scalable and should be implementable across a wide spectrum of devices and operating systems in varied operating environments.

Traditional approaches are intrusive. They either trade-off user experience (e.g.: your laptop goes into standby when you are presenting) or performance In our IPMPlus approach, we ensure non-intrusiveness and do not trade-off power management against either performance or user experience.

Finally, intelligent power management is about quantifiable power savings which is not possible in traditional power management approaches.

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