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TSO Logic and Arc Productions win prestigious Green Enterprise IT Award from Uptime Institute

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - TSO Logic, a privately held company, and Arc Productions have won a 2013 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Award for their deployment of a new kind of non-invasive energy-efficiency software for data centers.

The international GEIT Awards, presented by Uptime Institute, recognize pioneering projects, ideas and innovations that significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT.

TSO Logic and Arc Productions took the award in the IT Product Deployment category for their implementation of TSO Logic's product suite.

The software identified over 50 percent potential energy savings at Arc's in-house data center, which the digital media studio relies on when producing animation and visual effects for projects like 9, Gnomeo & Juliet, and Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.

As part of this year's eight annual Uptime Institute Symposium in Santa Clara, California, both companies will be presenting a case study on May 14. Globally, the symposium is one of the most influential events in the data center and data infrastructure sectors.

"For us, the most surprising thing about the whole experience was finding out just how much opportunity there is to lower costs in a standard data center setup," says Terry Dale, VP of Infrastructure at Arc. "We're getting insights and savings that we've never had before, and we didn't have to make any disruptive changes to our infrastructure or day-to-day operations."

"Of course, it's fantastic just to be recognized by a respected organization like Uptime Institute," said Aaron Rallo, founder and CEO of TSO Logic. "For us, this award is also confirmation that our application-aware approach to power management is a game-changing solution to the problem of energy waste at data centers."

TSO Logic joins this year's other GEIT Award winners including Cisco Systems, 3M Company, TD Bank Group, TeraCool LLC, National Center for Atmospheric Research.

This award for IT Product Deployment is a joint honor for both the data center owner and the product vendor. Runners-up in this category were Intel Corporation and NTT Data.

The awards are open to applicants in all countries and are judged by a committee of independent experts in a double-blind review process.

Past winners and finalists have included AT&T, Bell Canada, BMO, Dell, eBay, Facebook, Microsoft, Telx, UPS, Yahoo, and XtremIO.

Case study presentation details:

Presenters: Aaron Rallo, Founder and CEO, TSO Logic

Damian Upton, Senior Systems Administrator, Arc Productions

Time: Tuesday, May 14 at 11:30am, Santa Clara Convention Center, Grand Ballroom F

More: http://symposium.uptimeinstitute.com/schedule/1977-green-technology-saves-data-center-massive-amounts-of-energy

Additional information:

Read the full press release from Uptime Institute: Uptime Institute Names Winners of Prestigious 2013 Green Enterprise IT Awards

See the full list of winners and finalists here

About TSO Logic:

TSO Logic provides software for monitoring and reducing energy consumption at in-house server farms and large data centers. Their Application-Aware Power Management™ software allows data centers to automatically control the power state of servers based on application demand, without impacting availability or performance and without changes to infrastructure. The company was founded in 2010 and has spent the last two years working closely with early customers to perfect their offering. TSO Logic is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. www.tsologic.com

About Arc Productions:

Arc Productions is a CG animation and visual effects facility with a well-earned global reputation for quality, efficiency and reliability. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, Arc brings the vision of both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life in a wide array of formats: theatrical features, television, web, non-theatrical, shorts, and game cinematics. www.arcproductions.com

About Uptime Institute:

Uptime Institute provides independent thought leadership, certification, education and professional services for the global Digital Infrastructure™ industry. It serves all industry stakeholders, including enterprise and third-party data center owners and operators, manufacturers, service providers and engineers. Through Uptime Institute Professional Services, Uptime Institute delivers due diligence assessments and Certifications of site infrastructure and site management in accordance with the Tier and Operational Sustainability Standards.

Uptime Institute is a division of The 451 Group. Headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations, including San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Sao Paulo, Dubai and Singapore, The 451 Group also owns 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data service focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation, and Yankee Group, the preeminent research and advisory firm equipping companies to profit in a mobile world. www.uptimeinstitute.com