CA Technologies, of Islandia, has been named a leader in the field of carbon and energy management software by an independent analysis firm.
The recognition came amid CA's move toward virtualization and cloud computing -- info tech strategies that often result in clients using fewer computers and servers, and less electricity.
CA's energy conservation was noted in a report by the analysis firm Verdantix, titled "Green Quadrant: Carbon and Energy Management Software, 2010."
CA Technologies "stands out from the crowd in the innovative project and portfolio management category. The company was also cited for the momentum and strength of its services partnerships," the company said in a news release about the Verdantix report.
Virtualization involves the use of large servers ti run numerous virtual servers or desktops, running a variety of operating systems and software suites. This can reduce energy and maintenance costs, and takes up less physical space.
Cloud computing refers to flexible, cost-saving subscription plans allowing companies to use -- and pay for -- variable amounts of data storage, software and other resources over the Internet, as needed.