Uptime Institute Names Winners of Prestigious 2012 Green Enterprise IT Awards

eBay Inc. Staff

Honorees to showcase award-winning energy-efficiency innovations at Uptime Institute Symposium 2012.

Uptime Institute, a division of The 451 Group, today announced the winners of the 2012 Green Enterprise IT Awards, which recognize pioneering advancements for significantly improved energy productivity in IT and data center operations. The recipients will be honored at Uptime Institute Symposium in Santa Clara, California, on May 14-17, 2012, where they will share experiences and insights with industry peers through case-study presentations. Uptime Institute Symposium is the most influential all-stakeholder thought-leadership conference serving the global data center industry.

The 2012 GEIT Awards winners are:

  • Audacious Idea: Facebook
  • Facility Design Implementation: Verizon Wireless
  • Facility Design Innovation: Bell Canada and Urbacon Architecture 
  • Facility Product Deployment: NTT America and Vigilent
  • Facility Retrofit: National Snow and Ice Data Center and The RMH Group
  • IT Product Deployment: XtremIO and Confidential Client
  • IT Retrofit: HP Enterprise Group, India Research and Development Labs, Bangalore
  • Modular Data Center Product Deployment: eBay and Dell

“This year over 100 organizations from 23 countries participated in the 2012 GEIT Awards from companies across the globe, presenting some of the most impressive applications our judges have seen to date,” said Matt Stansberry, Program Director of Uptime Institute Symposium and Director of Content and Publications for Uptime Institute. “The Uptime Institute GEIT Awards program showcases the energy efficiency efforts of the most innovative data center operators and vendors, and contributes to the shared knowledge and best practices of our industry.”
Uptime Institute also announced the following 2012 GEIT Awards Finalists: Yahoo! (Facility Design Implementation); Sberbank Mega Datacenter and Mercury Engineering Russia (Facility Design Innovation); Texas Advanced Computing Center and Green Revolution Cooling (Facility Product Deployment); the University of Leicester and Keysource (Facility Retrofit); KPMG and Cisco Systems (IT Product Deployment); EMC Corporation and Symmes Maini & McKee Associates (IT Retrofit); and Ark Continuity, Red Engineering Design, and BladeRoom Group (Modular Data Center Product Deployment).

In addition, the following organizations received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 GEIT Awards competition: BendBroadband Vault Multi-Tenant Data Center (Facility Design Implementation); Digital Realty (Facility Design Innovation); IceCOLD and Confidential Client (Facility Product Deployment); California Technology Agency, Office of Technology Services, and California Data Center Design Group (Facility Retrofit); and the University of Colorado, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Data Centers Delivered, and Critical Facilities Technology (Modular Data Center Product Deployment).

The 2012 GEIT Awards are being sponsored by Sabey Data Centers.  Entries were thoroughly reviewed by an international committee of independent judges.

The theme of the 2012 Uptime Institute Symposium is Digital Infrastructure Convergence™, a call-to-action for IT and facilities management professionals to increase their level of strategic communication and cooperation.  Symposium will feature over 120 presentations and sessions across 4 days led by industry experts and analysts from Uptime Institute and 451 Research with participation from the most cutting-edge enterprises and organizations in the global data center marketplace. The GEIT Award honorees’ case-study presentations are scheduled throughout Symposium.  To see the complete Symposium program, click here.

For the first time, this year’s Symposium will feature a unique Modular Data Center Campus within the Santa Clara Convention Center. Symposium Delegates and Exposition-registered visitors will have an unprecedented opportunity to actually walk through the leading modular data center designs and make side-by-side comparisons, enabling a better understanding of their respective pros and cons for more effective decision-making.  

To attend Uptime Institute Symposium 2012: Digital Infrastructure Convergence you may register here.   Free Expo-only passes are also available for May 14 and 15 which include access to the Exhibition Hall and Modular Data Center Campus.  On Monday, May 14, Expo-Only pass-holders may also attend select presentations, the GEIT Awards ceremony, and an evening networking event.  Registration is required for Expo-Only attendance and passes are available on a first come, first served basis by clicking here.     

About Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute provides independent thought leadership, certification, education and professional services for the global data center industry in over 50 countries. It serves all industry stakeholders, including enterprise and third-party owners and operators, manufacturers, service providers and engineers. Through Uptime Institute Professional Services, Uptime Institute delivers due diligence assessments and Certifications of site infrastructure and site management in accordance with the Tier and Operational Sustainability Standards.

Uptime Institute, a division of The 451 Group, is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations, including San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Sao Paulo, Dubai, and Singapore. The 451 Group also owns 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. 

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