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HP, Office Depot, AOL, UPS Among Finalists for Uptime Institute's Green Computing Awards

Submitted by: Uptime Institute

Categories: Sustainability, Corporate Governance

Posted: Apr 23, 2008 – 08:00 AM EST


Keynotes for Institute's April Green Enterprise Computing Symposium Include Sun Microsystems' Mark Monroe, Yahoo’s Christina Page and Microsoft's Mike Manos

Apr. 23 /CSRwire/ - SANTA FE, NM - April 23, 2008 - At its third annual Green Enterprise Computing Symposium, April 27-30, Orlando, Fla., the Uptime Institute will announce winners of the first Green Enterprise IT Awards, honoring organizations that are pioneering energy-efficiency improvements in their data center operations.

The Uptime Institute is a leading research-based think-tank and corporate advisory on the business and technology issues related to critical computing environment reliability and energy efficiency. The Symposium, which includes the participation of nearly 400 senior executives from data center owning corporations, design and engineering firms, as well as the leading IT developers and manufacturers, will focus on establishing industry benchmarks and standards for improving energy efficiency in data centers.

Co-sponsored by Deloitte Consulting, the Institute's 2008 Green Enterprise IT Awards nominees are:

-Energy Efficient IT Hardware Deployment
Sun Microsystems

-Facilities Site Physical Infrastructure (power and cooling) Overhead
UPS, AOL, Office Depot, Intel

-IT Hardware Asset Utilization
Interior Health Authority, NetApp, Bank of Montreal

-Green IT Beyond the Data Center
Hewlett Packard, Nationwide Mutual Insurance

-IT Strategy
Hewlett Packard, Nationwide Service Company, Hannaford Bros. Co.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Symposium, where the winning companies will present case studies and be featured in a Podcast to be posted at

A key feature of this year's Symposium is Executive Summit Wednesday, a one-day event on April 30 that will mark the release of a joint report by McKinsey & Company and Uptime Institute. McKinsey Associate Principal for IT William Forrest and the Institute's Brill will present the report, "Revolutionizing Data Center Energy Efficiency-Key Analyses," which outlines areas of greatest inefficiencies in data center management and makes six major corporate IT structural and governance recommendations.

Keynote speakers at the Symposium include:

-APC/MGE, Neil Rasmussen, Senior VP, Innovation for Critical Power and Cooling
-Dell, Dr. Albert Esser, VP, Data Center Infrastructure
-Highmark, Mark O'Gara, VP, Infrastructure Management
-IBM, David Anderson, “Green Wizard”
-Intel, Henry Wong, Senior Staff Technologist
-Microsoft, Michael Manos, Chief, Data Centers
-Sun Microsystems, Mark Monroe, Director, Sustainable Computing
-Validus DC System, Rudy Kraus, Founder and CEO
-VMware, Mark Thiele, Director, Business Operations for Engineering and R&D
-Yahoo, Christina Page, Director, Climate and Energy Strategy

The Uptime Institute is providing online access to live highlights from Symposium 2008. Tuition per day to participate in the live Web conference is $95. Tuition of $195 provides access to all available Symposium Web conferences. For a list of available sessions and times, please visit

Symposium sponsors include, alphabetically: Active Power, APC, Aperture Technologies, Cassatt, Chatsworth Products, C&D Technologies, CIO magazine, Computer Site Engineering, CSRware, Data Aire, The Data Center Journal, Degree Controls, Deloitte Consulting, Eaton Powerware,, Hitec Power Solutions, IBM, If & Then, Inc., Innovative Research, Invest in Iceland Agency, Lumina, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, Mission Critical Magazine, Modius, Power Distribution, Rackable Systems, Rittal, Russelectric, RTKL, S&C Electric, Server Technology, SynapSense, Sun Microsystems, TAS Ltd., Tate Access Floors,, Upsite Technologies, Validus DC, Verari Systems, Wright Line.

For more information on the Symposium, click here:

To view a list of currently registered delegate participants, click here:

About the Uptime Institute

The Uptime Institute ( is a leading independent research, corporate advisory, knowledge exchange, education and professional services provider serving the owners/operators of enterprise data centers. Our primary area of expertise, as the name implies, is the uptime availability, reliability, and resiliency of enterprise computing within formal critical computing environments, i.e. computer rooms, server farms and ranches, and data centers. The Institute operates a private knowledge network, the Site Uptime Network that conducts research, benchmarking, knowledge-sharing, and best practices for its members who represent 100 of the largest data center owning/operating institutions in the world. Our intellectual property base includes the de facto industry standard for data center design known as the Tiers Classification System and the Four Metrics for Determining a Green Data Center.

For more information, please contact:

Lonnie Shekhtman Antenna Group Inc.
Phone: 415-977-1917
Trevor Daul Uptime Institute
Phone: 505-946-3440


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