Green Grid Grows, Adds Three New Members

May 03, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

Within the past several days, Dell, Egenera, and Rackable Systems have all joined The Green Grid, a global organization focused on reducing growing power and cooling demands in data centers worldwide.

The Green Grid is an open, global consortium whose goals are to decrease data center and other IT facility energy usage patterns by defining and propagating best practices in data center operation, construction and design. With support from the Environmental Protection Agency and Alliance to Save Energy, The Green Grid is ultimately intended to serve as an interactive resource for IT professionals; a forum for sharing proven practices in data center energy management as well as working with other organizations to identify new industry-standards and metrics related to energy.

"Thermal efficiency and reduced power consumption have been a key focus for Rackable Systems since our company's inception," said Tom Barton, CEO of Rackable Systems. "As a pioneer in designing and developing energy efficient servers and storage, we are excited by the opportunity to further contribute to the industry by helping to direct the efforts of The Green Grid."

"The Green Grid is pleased to have the support and commitment of these companies as we work with the world's top server manufacturers to champion best practices and energy management in the data center," said Kevin Knox, vice president, Commercial Business at AMD, a founding sponsor of The Green Grid.