NetApp named a member of The Uptime Institute Global Green 100 2009 list
LONDON, UK. - May 11, 2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced today that it has been named to the Global Green 100 List for 2009, by the Uptime Institute, 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 Global Green 100 List's purpose is to identify and provide global recognition for those companies that demonstrate an integral commitment to and progress toward reducing their energy consumption and carbon footprint.
The list of 100 includes exemplary FORTUNE 500 and InformationWeek 500 organisations with a demonstrated board-level policy and governance commitment to increasing energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of their enterprise IT and data center operations. These corporations have the largest investment enterprise IT and have taken a highly visible leadership role in mandating dramatic improvements in energy efficiency and green-house gas reduction. The official naming of the Global Green 100 was during the April 15 Green Enterprise IT Awards ceremony.
"NetApp strives to help our customers maximise their storage efficiency and drive down energy consumption and we lead by example," said Laura Pickering, vice president, office of the CEO and environmental responsibility advocate for NetApp. "We are honored to be a part of the Global Green 100 and proud to stand with so many other global leaders."
For more information on NetApp's environmental stewardship, visit Our Green Story, where you will find details about NetApp's environmental certifications and its approach to addressing power consumption. To learn more about NetApp's commitment to reducing its impact on the environment and helping customers increase their power and storage efficiency, listen to the podcast "Defining a Model to Reduce Carbon Footprint," with Laura Pickering.
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About the Uptime Institute
The Uptime Institute (uptimeinstitute.org) 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.
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