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SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/26/14 -- Power Assure®, Inc., the leading Software Defined Power solutions provider for data centers, today announced that its product, Power Assure Software Defined Power, received Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. Software Defined Power was considered by the independent panel of judges as an exemplary product.

As one judge remarked, "Software Defined Power is an amazing tool to optimize power load at data centers to save money and reduce carbon emissions. Its tie into the power grid also enables large power users, like data centers, to work with local utilities to level out electricity usages during peak demand periods, which benefits everyone involved. Best of all, it's all automated and virtually zero risk, so the system does all the hard work for you."

"With power being the primary reason for application outages, Software Defined Power will maximize application uptime and will beat any hardware redundancy from a cost benefit point of view," said Pete Malcolm, president and CEO of Power Assure. "SPD also makes it easier to schedule the planned downtime needed for routine maintenance and upgrades within each data center. Together these improvements have the effect of maximizing application uptime with absolutely no adverse impact on service levels, performance or quality of service. This recognition by one of the industry's most highly-regarded publications is testament to the value SDP can deliver to data centers."

The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line.

Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges headed by Matthew Littlefield of LNS Research and also including judges from companies including Anheuser Busch InBev, Arrow Electronics, Autodesk, Citigroup Inc., Con Agra Foods, Environmental & Operational Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline, ISS Facility Services, Microsoft, Owens Corning, Power Advocate, Puma, Sam's Club, Sustainability and Risk Management Reputation Limited, Trupoint Advisers, the University of California Berkeley, Williams Creek Consulting, and YES Bank.

With today's crowded playing field, energy and sustainability professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy, environmental and sustainability performance. The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards give companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, from which to choose.

"The caliber of the entries this year was even more impressive than last year, and showed the excitement and innovation taking place in the industry today," says Paul Nastu, publisher of Environmental Leader. "There was tough competition for those that entered, and the products that were awarded Top Product or Project of the Year are those that the judges say have viable attributes that set them apart from others in the field."

Software Defined Power is an emerging solution to application level reliability issues caused by power and other problems. Software Defined Power, like the Software Defined Data Center, is about creating a layer of abstraction that isolates the application from local dependencies and maximizes application uptime by leveraging existing failover and load-balancing capabilities to shift workloads across data centers in ways that always utilize the power with the highest availability, dependability and quality.

About Environmental Leader
Since 2006, Environmental Leader's website and daily email newsletter have provided the definitive and objective voice in reporting on business-related energy, environmental, and sustainability issues, while Energy Manager Today is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives informed about energy management news. For more information visit www.environmentalleader.com or www.energymanagertoday.com.

About the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards
In its second year, the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards recognize excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in corporate projects that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line. It is a five-point rating system designed to offer companies feedback and recognition. Third-party judges came from the following companies: Anheuser Busch InBev, Arrow Electronics, Autodesk, Citigroup Inc., Con Agra Foods, Environmental & Operational Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline, ISS Facility Services, Microsoft, Owens Corning, Power Advocate, Puma, Sam's Club, Sustainability and Risk Management Reputation Limited, Trupoint Advisers, the University of California Berkeley, Williams Creek Consulting, and YES Bank.

For a complete list of winners, visit http://www.environmentalleader.com/environmental-leader-product-project-awards/

About Power Assure (www.powerassure.com)
Power Assure is the leading developer of software-defined power solutions for large enterprises, government agencies, and managed service providers. Power Assure's solutions provide visibility, intelligence, analytics and automation to help CIOs, IT directors, and facilities managers optimize capacity, service levels, and power consumption within and across data centers. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, the company is privately held with funding from ABB Technology Ventures, Dominion Energy Technologies, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Good Energies, Point Judith Capital, and a grant from the Department of Energy. Power Assure partners include ABB, Cisco, Dell, IBM, In-Q-Tel, PARC, Raritan, UL and VMware.

Power Assure is a registered trademark of Power Assure, Inc. All product names and references remain the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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