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The Green Grid Continues Momentum with Further Industry Collaboration and Membership Growth
February 04, 2008

By Staff
Appeared in BusinessWire

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, today announced a formal collaboration with the DMTF, a consortium dedicated to advancing the adoption of interoperable management standards. The DMTF joins the growing ecosystem of government, non-governmental and industry organizations that are working with The Green Grid in mutually beneficial relationships that underscore the importance of its mission. The DMTF is scheduled to join Members of The Green Grid at its first annual Technical Forum and Members’ Meeting, being held this week at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, February 5th and 6th.

“The Green Grid’s efforts to develop standards and metrics for energy efficiency through the work of our Technical Committee is advanced through complementary collaborations with other industry organizations,” said Don Tilton, a director of The Green Grid. “We expect this collaboration with the DMTF will help enable the seamless management of heterogeneous IT and non-IT equipment.”

The Green Grid and the DMTF expect to develop standards designed to improve interoperability of management solutions at all levels of the data center. The two organizations’ collaboration is expected to develop an interface for heterogeneous management inside and outside of platforms, across data centers and for IT and non-IT equipment. The DMTF’s Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), a suite of management and Internet standard technologies developed to unify the management of distributed computing environments, will form the basis of the management interfaces it defines.

“Our alliance with The Green Grid to define new standards for energy efficiency will benefit all levels of the data center,” said Winston Bumpus, DMTF president. “We recognize the importance of the data center to today’s enterprises and are launching this collaboration with The Green Grid to better meet the needs of our target audiences.”

The Green Grid Surpasses 150 Membership Milestone
The Green Grid also announced today membership growth to more than 150 companies. New Contributor Members include ADP, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, Saft Power Systems Inc., Teradata, Vette Corp, Western Digital and ZT Group Int'l Inc. General Members include 42U, ADC, Avnet Technology Solutions, BigFix, Inc., Blackwave Inc., Broadcom Corporation, BULL SAS, Ciena Corporation, Compellent Technologies, Corning Cable Systems, CRAY INC., Degree Controls Inc., Dot Hill Systems Corp, EBSCO Publishing, EqualLogic Inc., Exelon Corporation, GlassHouse Technologies (UK), Internet Initiative Japan Inc., Interxion, Lee Technologies, Lockheed Martin Corp, National Semiconductor, NetXen Inc., News Corporation, Nexsan Technologies, NTT America Inc., NTT COMWARE Corporation, NTT DATA CORPORATION, ONStor Inc., Platform Computing, Quantum Energy Services & Technologies Inc., RACKWISE, Server Technology Inc., Siemens Corporate Research, Source IT Energy, Syska Hennessy (Group), Terremark Worldwide, Inc., Total Site Solutions, Tretecnic Pty Ltd., University of California, San Diego, UTC Power and Wright Line LLC.

For more information about The Green Grid Technical Forum, please visit http://www.thegreengrid.org/events/technical_forum/.

About The Green Grid
The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. The Green Grid does not endorse any vendor-specific products or solutions, and will seek to provide industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics and technologies that will improve overall data center energy efficiencies. Membership is open to companies interested in data center operational efficiency at the Contributor Member or General Member level. General Members attend and participate in General Meetings of The Green Grid, review proposals for specifications and have access to specifications for test suites and design guidelines and IP licensing. Additional benefits for Contributor Members include participation and voting rights in Committees and Work Groups. Additional information is available at www.thegreengrid.org.