NetworkWorld writes about Disney and Verizon making green data center announcements.
Disney, Verizon go green in the data center
Disney, Verizon lay out IT energy efficiency plans at Green Grid event
By Jon Brodkin , Network World , 10/06/2009
Energy efficiency in the data center is a top priority for Disney and Verizon, technology executives from the companies said last week. But the industry is still in the early stages of understanding how best to measure effectiveness, they said.
Disney has a companywide goal to reduce electricity consumption by 10% between 2006 and 2013, and the data center has to play a big role in achieving that objective, says Denis Weber, director of IT critical facilities infrastructure for the Walt Disney Co.
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For Disney, energy efficiency is being achieved through a series of small improvements, Weber said in an interview with Network World.
- increasing temperature settings across the board. These are all things that are not unique to Disney. But we have done it and that's where we've started to make progress."
The green grid was able to leverage their NYSE closing bell ringing to pull Disney and Verizon.
Disney and Verizon officials discussed their energy efficiency programs at the New York Stock Exchange last week during an event hosted by the Green Grid industry consortium.