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Dec 10 2010   2:18PM GMT

Uptime Institute accepting nominees for its green IT awards

Ryan Arsenault Ryan Arsenault Profile: Ryan Arsenault

The Uptime Institute is accepting applications for its 2011 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Awards for innovative products that improve data center energy efficiency.

Categories include “Audacious Idea,” “Innovation in a Smaller Data Center,” and “Joint IT and Facilities Innovation.” Uptime is increasing this category field to 10 next year versus eight for past awards. 2010 winners included Microsoft, who’s “Audacious Idea” was a containerized data center in Chicago that reduced PUE from 1.6 to 1.15, reduced building costs by 33% and reduced time to deployment by 30%.

You’ve got a bit of time to get the applications in – they’re not due until February 18, 2011. You can learn more about the application process and the awards right here.

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