Cato Software Defined Power Selected by SAP

Cato's Intelligent Software Defined Power (SDP) Platform Poised to Drive Major Improvements in Data Center and Cloud Power Efficiency

MILPITAS, Calif.Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Cato Digital, creators of Software Defined Power® (SDP), has been selected by the SAP® Co-Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley. This move represents the next step to increase power capacity and availability within a data center, following SAP’s successful 90-day proof of concept trial of Cato’s Intelligent Control of Energy® (ICE) platform.

Cato’s groundbreaking SDP platform automatically identifies, aggregates and pools all sources of stranded power within a data center and routes energy on-demand to racks, nodes, workloads or circuits in real time. Using machine learning and predictive analytics, ICE reallocates power according to capacity and availability demands while reducing the cost of data center capital and operational expenses by up to 50 percent annually.  Of particular interest to SAP is software defined power’s ability to vertically integrate power profiles and availability allowing for real time automated provisioning of power inline with compute, storage, and network resources. In doing so, Cato Digital closes the final gap in the software defined data center by virtualizing the power control plane.

“We have proven that software defined power effectively recaptures stranded power and makes it available for additional workloads on existing power footprints,” said Steve Houck, CEO of Cato Digital. “With ICE, we are removing the biggest barrier to application and infrastructure deployments facing customers’ today—power costs, availability, and provisioning.”

Because power and cooling typically cost more than the IT equipment it supports, data center owners and cloud operators are struggling to improve energy efficiencies without compromising system availability or reliability. Cato addresses this challenge by utilizing SDP to abstract power controls through a layer of software virtualization. By applying machine learning and data analytics, SDP improves data center management, which encourages growth while releasing power-capacity constraints.

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About Cato Digital

Cato Digital is transforming how next-generation data center and cloud providers provision, manage and utilize power capacity with its ground-breaking Software-Defined Power® and Intelligent Control of Energy® (ICE) technology platform. Cato eliminates the need to over-provision power as ICE dynamically adjusts power delivery as demand fluctuates across data-center workloads, servers and racks. ICE enables data center and cloud providers to generate significant additional revenue within existing power and IT footprints while avoiding millions of dollars in capital expenditures and operating expenses. Additionally, Cato empowers enterprise customers to reduce power infrastructure wait times and costs. To accelerate market adoption, Cato is developing a robust partner ecosystem, which includes Artesyn Technologies, HP Enterprise, Intel, Lenovo, Schneider Electric and Vertiv.

SOURCE Cato Digital