Posted by: Brein Matturro
News, Reseller channel business development
Certain politicos may not take Global Warming seriously, but the IT industry certainly does.
Last April, our sister site SearchDataCenter.com reported that IT heavyweights IBM, Hewlitt-Packard and Sun Microsystems sponsored a “new initiative called the Green Grid” who were to focus on data center power management and cooling.
The non-profit environmental consortium was launched early this year. Last week I posted a boiled down version of Green Grid’s energy saving guidelines. On April 10th they announced their inaugural technical summit, to be held April 18-19 in Denver Colo. The release also welcomed Brocade Communications, Cisco and Novell; these industry giants join Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, VMware and Dell.
SearchDataCenter.com recently posted Dell pushes green computing initiative; the company is introducing two low power AMD Opteron-based servers, PowerEdge 2970 and PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970D. Dell claims that these servers draw up to 34% less power than a Dell Power Edge and can deliver up to 105% greater performance per watt over the previous generation of Dell servers featuring dual-core processors.
Are we seeing an environmental trend in the IT industry? It looks that way to me, given whose involved. What do you think?