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JouleX Expands International Presence With the Opening of a New Office in Japan
May 25, 2011 (05:05 PM EDT)


Enterprise Energy Management Solutions Provider To Support Earthquake Relief Efforts While Helping Japanese Companies Meet New Power Consumption Regulations

ATLANTA, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As JouleX, the leading innovator in enterprise energy management systems for data centers, distributed office environments, and facilities, continues to extend its global reach, the company announces today the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan.  

The company, through its agentless JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) technology, will offer a support solution for the power shortage situation in Japan that resulted from the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake, providing the country's enterprises with a total energy management system to visualize power usage requirements and enabling them to use energy based on optimal amount and cost. Additionally, JouleX will also donate 30 percent of its profits from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, to the Japanese Red Cross relief efforts for the earthquake victims.

As IT technology's importance in the Japanese infrastructure has risen, so, too, has its power consumption. It has become an urgent priority for enterprises to grasp and strategically manage their total energy consumption due to the setting of carbon emission targets required by the Kyoto Protocol and the issuance of the amended Energy Conservation Law. In addition, the Japanese government is requiring a 15 percent decrease in power consumption as a measure to combat the domestic electricity shortage this summer caused by the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake. There is serious concern that the stoppage of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant and postponement of restarts at other nuclear power plants will cause nation-wide power shortages.  

"It is a terribly unfortunate sequence of events that is negatively impacting the energy infrastructure in Japan," said Tom Noonan, president and CEO at JouleX. "Because of our track record in Europe and North America, we feel confident that we can provide companies throughout Japan with easy-to-implement, cost-effective energy management solutions to help them negotiate the new landscape of power consumption in their country. But, we didn't want our efforts to stop there. As part of what we feel is our bigger corporate responsibility, we are also making a donation to support local earthquake relief efforts."

Ja Hong Lin has been named vice president in charge of the company's Asia-Pacific operations and president and CEO of JouleX K.K., a subsidiary of JouleX. Lin has almost 30 years of IT and computer software industry experience. Lin was the founder and CEO of Internet Security Systems, K.K. (a subsidiary of Internet Security Systems) and managed the company's Asia-Pacific operations. He has held senior positions at Dun and Bradstreet Software Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Ashisuto K.K. Tokyo and, most recently, with IBM. Lin serves on the board of directors of a number of privately held technology firms.

JouleX is already finding a strong demand for its enterprise energy management solutions in the country.

"While we were contemplating how we could contribute to the recovery efforts from the East Japan earthquake, we decided to work with JouleX to introduce its revolutionary solution that could help alleviate our recent energy crisis," said Mitsunobu Yoneda, CEO, LAC Holdings Inc. "As a total IT solution provider, we are very pleased to be able to contribute to the society at large. We are following through on our corporate vision of being a company that supports the society's infrastructure, by becoming the first distributor in Japan of the JouleX Energy Manager technology and offering it to the market. We are also very excited to be able to provide a solution for the energy consumption problem caused by the increasing number of IT devices being used."  

About JouleX

JouleX is the leading innovator in sustainable energy management systems for the enterprise. Its flagship solution, the JouleX Energy Manager (JEM), provides the Global 2000 and government agencies with the ability to monitor, analyze and control energy usage for all network connected devices and systems across the enterprise, including in distributed offices, data centers and facilities. Importantly, JEM works without the use of software agents, dramatically reducing installation time and removing the maintenance burden associated with similar technologies. JEM decreases energy costs by up to 60 percent while ensuring availability and provides robust reporting that enables compliance with emerging carbon monitoring requirements.

JouleX was founded in 2009 and is privately held with capital investments from Target Partners and TechOperators. JouleX has been distinguished with recent awards and accolades including Gartner Cool Vendor in Green IT and Sustainability, BT Green Economy, GE Ecomagination Award, Success for Future Award and Clean Tech Media Award. The company is headquartered in Atlanta with worldwide offices located in Tokyo, Paris, Munich and Kassel, Germany. For more information, please visit www.joulex.net, call (404) 567-4445 or send an email to info@joulex.net.

© 2011 JouleX is a registered trademark of JouleX, Inc. JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) and Load-Adaptive Computing are trademarks of JouleX, Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder.

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