Centrally managed activation of power-saving policies and calculation of potential savings bring a boost to Green IT Initiatives
Helsinki, Finland 7th October, 2011 Miradore, an innovative enabler of automated IT management services, today announced the extension of its automated cloud-based IT management solution to multiple new device platforms. Further new features include enhanced asset detection and management, and centrally enforceable power saving policies to support green IT initiatives.
Extensive platform support for Windows, OS X, Linux, and smartphones
The new Miradore release now covers all major distributions of Linux and Apple’s OS X for Mac, in addition to Windows based servers and workstations, and retail point-of-sale terminals. Support for mobile devices includes Android and Symbian based smartphones, with more in the pipeline.
Our strategic aim is to provide the broadest IT device management capabilities available in the market, as automated as possible, and packaged in a single integrated management console, said Kristian Järnefelt, CEO of Miradore. We have improved several existing features and added new ones, based on active solicitation of feedback from IT managers and managed service providers.
Centralized power management saves electricity throughout organizations
Miradore enhances power management with new reports that visualize the power consumption of a single device or a group of devices during a set evaluation period. The reports display the power states of the selected devices in different times of days, watts consumed, and estimates of energy costs generated.
Green IT initiatives benefit from simplified implementation. Miradore allows IT managers and managed service providers to define power-saving policy settings for selected devices, and to calculate potential savings. Once approved for use, the settings can be centrally activated across the entire organization using the Miradore management console.
Fully integrated network discovery tool enhances asset management
Miradores network discovery tool enables quick and easy discovery of assets connected to a network. Using the tool, IT managers are able to detect all devices connected to their organizations network and collect information about their operating systems.
The network discovery tool is now fully integrated in the Miradore management console, bringing IT managers an automatically updated list of all detected devices. With the tool, running an inventory scan or distributing a new software client is a fast and easy task.
Using Miradore´s asset confirmation request workflows, the IT manager or service provider can request the persons responsible of certain devices to check and confirm the asset information. The asset confirmation request is delivered to users via e-mail or through Miradores Self service portal.
Self service portal and postpone option increase end-user acceptance
Miradores Self service portal allows end-users to easily check and update information concerning devices that have been assigned to their responsibility, without a need to contact IT support.
A postpone option for group distribution allows each end-user to postpone centrally managed software installations if the user is busy when the installation is scheduled to begin. Once the time is right, the user is able to start the software installation using the Miradore Self service portal.
For more information, please contact:
Kristian Järnefelt, CEO, Miradore
Tel. +358 400 666 992
Email kristian.jarnefelt (at) miradore.com
Mika Liukko, CTO, Miradore
Tel. +358 405 077 826
Email mika.liukko (at) miradore.com
Miradore enables the efficient management of diverse IT environments. Miradore provides IT organizations with a single dashboard view and remote access to a wide range of end user devices, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X workstations, Android and Symbian smartphones, and retail point-of-sale terminals. With the cloud-based Miradore software, managed service providers are able to build unified and highly automated service delivery processes to efficiently manage their customers IT environments. Miradore supports the entire IT lifecycle, including purchasing, installation, maintenance, replacement, and retiring devices eliminating a large share of manual IT management work. Miradore is headquartered in Finland.