Dallas—Jul. 16, 2010
SoftLayer Technologies announced today that it has become a member of The Green Grid, furthering SoftLayer’s commitment to environmentally friendly operations. The Green Grid is a consortium of information technology companies and professionals united to reduce data center power consumption worldwide.
“SoftLayer has long focused on reducing the environmental impact of our own facilities,” said Sam Fleitman, Chief Operating Officer of SoftLayer. “We’ve accomplished a lot, from deploying systems with greater power efficiency to increasing our data centers’ density while minimizing their footprints. By joining The Green Grid, we’re expanding our scope beyond just optimizing our own operations to helping the industry set higher efficiency standards and develop better environmental practices.”
The Green Grid is working through its members’ interactions to develop new and meaningful, platform-neutral standards, measurement methodologies, processes and technologies that will improve the energy performance of data centers around the globe. Its board of directors includes industry leaders such as AMD, APC, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Rackable Systems, SprayCool, Sun Microsystems and VMware.
Mr. Fleitman said that an organization like The Green Grid is essential for effectively addressing the technology industry’s growing environmental impact. “The world’s total demand for information technology services is going to keep getting larger. Now is the right time for the industry to get together and create solutions that will enable us to meet those needs while protecting our resources,” he said. “It will take all of us in the IT community and all of The Green Grid’s members working together to create solutions that will be powerful and lasting. SoftLayer is proud to be officially on board.”
Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.