NetApp Wins Green Enterprise IT Award From Uptime Institute
ORLANDO, Fla. - April 30,
2008-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced today that it was
named a winner of the prestigious 2008 Green Enterprise IT Award
from 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 awards, co-sponsored by Deloitte Consulting, recognize
organizations that are pioneering energy-efficiency improvements in
their data center operations.
NetApp was honored as the Best-In-Class
Implementation in the category of IT Hardware Asset Utilization for
transforming its own data center to be more efficient and
effective. Leading by example and implementing innovative
technology and design techniques, NetApp subtracted machines and
disks from their power equation and modified its power and cooling
systems to optimize power efficiency. As a result, NetApp saved
41,184 kWh per month and more than $59,000 in electricity costs
alone. The data center now meets or exceeds the EPA's 2011 energy
usage state-of-the-art data center maximum achievable scenario.
"We congratulate NetApp for its tremendous
work in improving energy-efficiency in the data center and beyond,"
said Kenneth G. Brill, Institute founder and executive director.
"Uptime Institute is honored to showcase the pioneering efforts of
the award winners and hopes that they will serve as a clear example
to the world's largest operators of critical computing facilities
of the realistic impact and feasibility of energy efficiency
The award winners were announced today at
Uptime Institute's third annual Green Enterprise Computing
Symposium, which is designed to tackle strategic and operational
hurdles and develop industry benchmarks for improving energy
efficiency in data centers.
"NetApp is extremely honored to be named in
Uptime's Green Enterprise IT awards," said Laura Pickering, vice
president, office of the CEO and environmental responsibility
advocate for NetApp. "At NetApp, we believe green IT goes
hand-in-hand with achieving great business results. The technology
and techniques we've used in our data center are the same ones we
are helping our customers deploy in their data centers to improve
efficiency, reduce costs, save space, and lessen their
environmental impact while driving their businesses forward."
NetApp presented a case study of its
award-winning initiative in addressing the data center energy
efficiency challenge. Through this case study, NetApp shared
lessons learned and its route to success to encourage its industry
peers participating in the Symposium to be advocates of change in
their own organizations. The Green Enterprise IT Award judging
criteria were specifically designed to select projects with
potential to serve as business case studies of the realistic impact
and feasibility of energy efficiency initiatives. All nominee's and
winners' case studies will be featured in white papers and podcasts
to be posted at uptimeinstitute.org.
Discover more about NetApp's commitment to
power conservation by visiting
- Read our whitepaper, "Reducing Data Center Power Consumption
Through Efficient Storage," which details our eight-point plan
- Read the Oliver Wyman whitepaper, "Making Green IT a Reality:
Customer Perspectives on the Impact of Storage Vendor Decisions on
Power, Cooling, and Space in Enterprise Data Centers," which
quantifies the benefits of using efficient storage
- Read our methods for designing data centers for efficiency in
the whitepaper, "Ten Techniques for Improving Data Center Power
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions
that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost
efficiency. Discover NetApp's passion for helping companies around
the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
About the Uptime
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.