365 Main goes green

Data center developer and operator, 365 Main, will participate in The Green Grid’s global nonprofit consortium of energy ecosystem technology. With an eye toward data center and business computing, 365 Main will join other companies and professionals, dedicated to advancing energy efficiency. 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. Membership is open to any company developing products and technologies aimed at the data center market, as well as to information technology professionals tasked with data center operations. 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 Green Grid’s key areas of focus include: Defining meaningful, user-centric models and metrics Developing standards, measurement methods, processes and new technologies to improve performance against the defined metrics Promoting the adoption of energy-efficient standards, processes, measurements and technologies. Members participate by interacting online, sharing challenges and best practices, attending meetings, and by working to help influence IT policies for better data center efficiency. The announcement of 365 Main’s membership in The Green Grid is part of the company’s broad commitment to energy efficiency. Just last month 365 Main announced it has been recognized by PG and E for its noteworthy energy-reduction accomplishments in its founding San Francisco data center. 365 Main reduced utility power consumption by as much as 12.5 percent during peak summer months in 2006, and is making energy best-practices available to PG and E to share with other data center providers to address rising concerns over data center power consumption. Chris Dolan, CEO of 365 Main remarked, ”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. 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. We look forward to actively participating in this tremendously noble organization, and this membership is just another step in a series of energy-efficient moves we are committed to making.” 365 Main Inc. develops and operates data centers designed, managed, developed and certified according to industry standards and compliance requirements, including SAS70, that feature 24/7/365 power, cooling, security and connectivity and capabilities to ensure mission-critical operations and business continuity for its tenants. 365 Main began with a single data center in San Francisco in 2003 and earlier this year expanded to Los Angeles, Phoenix and Northern Virginia. Customers include Charles Schwab, Sun Microsystems and Esurance. The company now has nearly one million square feet under management nationwide. Flexible cost structures are available for SCALE 365 customers. The company is privately held and based in San Francisco, Calif. and also offers core hosting services to large enterprises such as Charles Schwab, the Oakland Raiders and Sun Microsystems. Source: Web Hosting Finds

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