Green Grid Expands Membership

Data center owner/operators 365 Main and Digital Realty Trust have joined The Green Grid, the consortium of technology companies seeking to improve energy efficiency in data centers and business computing.

Other new members to The Green Grid include: 1E, Active Power, Affiniti, Aperture, Azul Systems, BT plc, Brocade Communications, Chatsworth Products, Inc., Cherokee International, Cisco, ColdWatt Inc., COPAN Systems, Eaton, Force10 Networks, Juniper Networks, Netezza, Novell, Pillar Data Systems, Panduit Corp., QLogic, Rackspace Managed Hosting, SGI, SatCon Stationary Power Systems, Texas Instruments, The 451 Group and Vossel Solution.

Formed earlier this year, The Green Grid is committed to driving new user-centric metrics, technology standards and best practices for use by data center managers worldwide. Member companies currently sitting on the organization’s board of directors include HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, AMD, APC, Dell, Rackable Systems, SprayCool, Sun Microsystems and VMware.

“The industry has enthusiastically responded to the formal launch of The Green Grid,” said John Tuccillo, director of The Green Grid. “With leading companies from across technology market segments joining the consortium, we can now truly bring the collective expertise of the industry to bear on this industry-wide challenge. We welcome our new members and invite other industry leaders to consider membership.”

“The Green Grid understands that energy efficiency in the data center is one of the most significant issues facing technology providers and their customers today, so we are extremely proud to be joining the group,” said Chris Dolan, CEO of 365 Main. “We believe we can make a strong contribution right away, because while the consortium has been looking at the data center from a product-by-product level, we can offer our perspective on the whole data center building package.”

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.