At the beginning of 2010 I had the opportunity to travel to Bangalore, India to meet with several ISVs. The main purpose of the visit was to gain some insight to help with the development of the Manageability Checker, a tool created to help with AMT development and to test uses cases. I also got the chance to casually talk to the ISVs about vPro and their enabling efforts to support the technology. I gained a lot of knowledge during the trip and many of my learnings were incorporated into actionable plans to help ISVs with their development.
One of the ISVs that I met with was Artin Dynamics. They were kind enough to travel over 13 hours by bus to spend some time with me. Oh sure, they were polite enough to answer my questions about the Manageability Checker. But what they really were enthused about was the chance to show me their power management product, Spara, and how it worked to reduce energy costs. Their excitement was evident and we then spent some time discussing how to incorporate vPro into the mix to take their solution to the next level. We brainstormed for a while and adjourned with both of us optimistic that they would find a way. With a little time and a lot of passion, Artin Dynamics has incorporated vPro technology into Spara, offering their customers the opportunity to manage power states across several hardware scenarios. What started out as a simple meeting to help me with my tool development, turned into a opportunity for Artin to extend Spara's functionality.
If you want to read more about Spara and Artin Dynamic’s incorporation of vPro, click the image below.