Sentilla Corporation has announced that its Sentilla Energy Manager is the first solution to evaluate IT performance in the context of the energy and resources that applications consume. As a result, Sentilla further solidifies its role as the DCIM market leader that empowers IT decision makers with unprecedented visibility into data center efficiency and effectiveness. With Sentilla Energy Manager, data centers can leverage improved resource planning and operations management while allowing enterprises to defer capital expense, lower operating costs, mitigate risk and maximize the capacity and utilization of existing equipment.

To support a unified view of data center efficiency, Sentilla today also announces new integrations to BMC Performance Manager (BMC BPM, formerly BMC PATROL), IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM), and Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS). This extends Sentilla’s market leading integrations with IT management tools VMware vSphere, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, and open source tools Ganglia and Nagios.

These data points complement Sentilla’s comprehensive integration with data center infrastructure, including APC, Eaton, Emerson/Liebert, Johnson Controls, and Siemens and further prove that Sentilla draws on more data points and provides a more comprehensive view than any other data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution. A full list of supported systems can be found at Sentilla’s website at

“Most companies do not realize the wealth of actionable information on the efficiency of their data centers that is untapped in the management tools they already have in place,” said Dr. Joe Polastre, chief technology officer and co-founder, Sentilla. “Unlike solutions that offer insight into one piece of the efficiency puzzle, Sentilla provides a clear and holistic picture of the entire data center environment and offers comprehensive analysis to respond to increased service demands and cost reduction pressures.”

Using the fully integrated Sentilla Energy Manager with award-winning innovative features, including patent-pending Sentilla Virtual Meters to compute the power consumption of unmetered assets and the ability to perform “what-if” analysis to predict future performance, data centers are able to transition from IT-as-a-cost center to IT-as-a-service. Enterprises that have deployed Sentilla have realized serious efficiency gains including decommissioning 18% of the environment due to zombie server waste and overall power consumption reductions of 25% or more.