Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Sun and Emerson partner for green data centres

Sun Microsystems and business continuity specialist Emerson Network Power have announced a global sales alliance aimed at providing organisations with the techniques and technologies to increase the productivity and energy efficiency of data centres.

Sun's data centre efficiency consultants will work with Emerson's local Liebert (an Emerson subsidiary) power, cooling and services specialists to assess, develop and maintain solutions. The companies will jointly deliver both the plans and products and services for improved data center productivity and efficiency.

Amy O'Connor, vice president of marketing, Sun Services, said, "Data centre efficiency is a leading priority for our customers and our alliance with Emerson will help enable us to collaboratively assess a customer's current IT operations and identify opportunities to increase productivity and improve efficiency of the data centre. Together, we'll help customers minimize capital investments that can be used to fund changes based on the savings from operational costs—an appealing approach in today's economy."

With the opportunities in the market around the greening of data centres, this alliance makes perfect sense for both parties. But it shows how, when it comes to all things green, you need to bring together expertise to get the best solution. A few years ago Sun, as a business solutions provider, might not have wanted to be too closely associated with a company like Liebert that 'just' sells things like cooling or UPS systems. Now it's an advantage.

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