New York University Selects RACKWISE® to Manage IT Infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO, October 7, 2011 /BusinessWire/ — RACKWISE®, Inc. (OTCQB: VNDI) (the “Company”) announced today that New York University (“NYU” or the “University”) has selected RACKWISE®, the Company’s leading Data Center Infrastructure Management (‘DCiM Xtm”) product, to document, visualize, analyze, model, manage, and optimize their IT infrastructure across their three data centers. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private, nonprofit institutions of higher education in the United States.

Selection of the RACKWISE® DCiM Xtm solution incorporates installation, implementation, training support and related services as well as annual maintenance and support.

As NYU’s data centers continue to grow in size and complexity the University required a robust solution that could track all data center assets, model moves, adds, and changes (MACs), and maintain data integrity across the multiple groups owning devices and using resources in the three centers.

Capabilities essential to NYU included documentation and visualization of all assets in a central repository, the ability to conduct ‘what if’ scenarios as part of the planning process, and to manage, predict, and optimize power management, one of the major expense items in all data centers. Flexibility, and overall ease of use, as well as support of the visualization for over 30,000 very detailed stencils of devices and racks, were critical as NYU plans to consolidate data from all three data centers into RACKWISE®’s central repository. Centralization into a single integrated DCiM Xtm will allow oversight of all three centers by a core team as well as enable each center to model and manage their own assets within the structure. The net result is constant visibility into each and all of the University’s IT expenditures and efficiencies.

NYU selected RACKWISE® for its overall ease of use, asset tracking, and its visualization capabilities. Using a native integration with Visio, the most commonly used software graphical diagram product, RACKWISE® provides visualization to see where assets are currently located and to model MACs. RACKWISE® provides complete inventory management and the physical and financial impact of planned changes for one rack or thousands of racks.

NYU plans to use RACKWISE® to eliminate unneeded redundancy and optimize their use of IT hardware and software assets going forward, thereby achieving a significant and rapid ROI. The rich reporting capabilities delivered as a standard feature of the product includes visual dashboards that provide the university with the ability to view and manage assets, search for capacity, model and plan for new capacity and space, and gain insight into the various IT centers throughout the university and the overall IT infrastructure, usage, and costs.

Guy A. Archbold, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are highly pleased and proud that New York University has selected our RACKWISE® Data Center Infrastructure Management solution as a core component of its current and future IT infrastructure management and optimization plans. Our selection by one of the largest and most prestigious private universities in the country and globally validates our continued commitment to providing state-of-the-art, market-relevant ‘green’ information technology solutions, enabling data centers for greater efficiency, energy savings, and a greener footprint through superior analytics to track, manage and optimize energy, asset and IT infrastructure costs and utilization across the enterprise.”

About New York University

Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities. With enrollment of more than 40,000 students and a faculty totaling over 3,100 full-time members, New York University offers more than 2,500 courses and awards more than 25 different degrees in curriculums encompassing the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences; the law; medicine; business; education; the fine arts, studio art, and the performing and cinematic arts; music; social work; public administration; the ancient world; and continuing and professional studies.

The center of NYU is its Washington Square campus in the heart of Greenwich Village, one of New York City’s most creative and energetic communities. In addition to this and other Manhattan locations, the University is also formally affiliated with the Polytechnic Institute of NYU in Brooklyn, the second oldest school of engineering and technology in the country, and has research facilities, notably the Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine, in Sterling Forest, near Tuxedo, New York. NYU has also established itself as the first global network university, with a comprehensive liberal arts campus in Abu Dhabi – the first to be operated abroad by a major U.S. research university – and other sites for study and research in Accra, Ghana; Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Florence, Italy; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Prague, the Czech Republic; Shanghai, China; and Tel Aviv, Israel, among other locations.

About RACKWISE®, Inc.
RACKWISE®, Inc. (OTCQB: VNDI) is a San Francisco-based Nevada corporation. The Company engages in software development and marketing within the growing markets for IT infrastructure, data center monitoring, management and optimization, data center cost efficiency and green data centers. Its flagship Data Center Infrastructure Management (“DCiM Xtm”) product, RACKWISE®, is used by over 150 companies worldwide to track, manage, plan, optimize and provide cost analysis of IT infrastructure. For more information, visit www.rackwise.com or call 888.818.2385.

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For additional information, please contact:
Michael Peth
Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Communications
RACKWISE®, Inc.
Phone: 415.946.8944
corpinfo@rackwise.com

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