Oklahoma City University (OCU) is an urban private university located in the midtown district of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The university has approximately 2100 undergraduate students and 1700 graduate students. There are 550 employees, 1100 workstations and 50+ servers in a mixed Windows and Mac environment. Because there was no dedicated PC power management strategy in place, computers were shut down manually only when the staff chose to turn them off. Some systems even remained on and active for as long as four months.
The intelligent PC power management features of Faronics Power Save was exactly what the university needed. Power Save has a unique feature that no other energy management software has—the ability to initiate energy conservation policies based on CPU, disk, network, and application activity. Power Save has now been configured at OCU to shut down after 90 minutes of inactivity, assuming that disk and CPU usage is below 20%. The university has also scheduled the system to power on at midnight every Wednesday to receive updates. Faronics Power Save is providing OCU with $27,000 in savings on their electrical bill over the next three years.