Profile: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center Pulse, a data center end user group, has formed a collaboration with The Green Grid, a nonprofit data center efficiency group.
Data Center Pulse has 1,350 data center end user members in 55 different countries, and so the news could fill in what once was a visible hole in The Green Grid membership — the dearth of end users. The collaboration will allow The Green Grid to access the end user base quickly to validate their work, most likely through end user surveys. Data Center Pulse members will now have a more direct path into Green Grid work.
The Green Grid has made inroads in developing its relationship with users, forming an end user advisory council from eight companies – AT&T, ADP, eBay, Nationwide, Strato, The Walt Disney Company, Tokyo Electric, and Verizon. The council will now be the major conduit between the Data Center Pulse community and the rest of The Green Grid.