As a Contributor Member of The Green Grid, IO is able to display its thought leadership on specific topics relative to efficiency in the data center. IO’s Director of Product Research in EMEA, Michalis Grigoratos, accepted the role of EMEA Technical Work Group vice chair, and IO’s Fellow, John Wallerich, participates on the Data Center Energy Allocation Task Force and in various Interest Groups. By participating in these roles, Mr. Grigoratos and Mr. Wallerich are able to learn and share data center best practices relative to IO and the industry, be kept apprised of issues as they arise, and brainstorm solutions.
As a leader in software defined data centers, IO recognizes the importance of resource efficiency and driving data center efficiency for all of its customers. Through The Green Grid membership, IO is able to provide first-hand input, acquire insight on the standards and measurements created for more efficient resource use in data centers, and apply that knowledge to the development of their own technology and data analysis. In addition, membership provides IO with an opportunity to interact with like-minded industry professionals, and obtain greater credibility in the data center sustainability conversation.
In August, IO revealed an evaluation conducted by Arizona Public Service regarding IO’s Phoenix facility achieving 19% energy cost savings quantified by its improved PUE ratings. IO reduced PUE from 1.73 to 1.41 in their switch to the IO.Anywhere modular data center, which is a 44% reduction in energy spent on infrastructure versus primary business applications.
IO is a global leader in software-defined data centers and has pioneered the next generation of data center infrastructure technology. IO's integrated hardware and software data center technology platform offers enterprises, governments, and service providers an innovative way to deploy, provision, and optimize data center capacity anywhere in the world. In October, IO announced the launch of IO.Applied Intelligence, a new division of IO with the primary mission to improve product performance for customers via data-driven research and development. Additional information about IO is available at www.io.com.
Participant Feature: Roger Tipley
Roger Tipley works as a Senior Engineering Strategist in Hewlett-Packard's Enterprise Servers and Networking business unit. As a systems architect, he leads projects to manage power consumption and improve the energy efficiency of enterprise-class information technology products. For the past 27 years he has been honing his skills in the design of high-speed circuitry and computer systems. In 2004, Roger turned his sights onto optimized solutions for server and data center power and cooling. He contributes to industry associations as a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Roger currently serves as a Board Member for The Green Grid. He has been instrumental in organizing The Green Grid’s efforts in China, and is involved in many Committees and Work Groups. He also represents the organization as a speaker at industry conferences and events around the globe.
Why Are You Involved In The Green Grid?
“I am proud of our past accomplishments, and I’m invested in the future success of projects in the Green Grid that enable data centers all over the world to economically provide right-sized capacity with the least impact on natural resources. I plan to continue my pursuit of energy efficient and resource-effective information technology through our collaborative efforts in The Green Grid."