Thank you, members! You keep us going
Data is growing by the second. Ten years ago when we founded The Green Grid, energy costs were at all-time highs, power plants were mostly from high-pollution sources, providers like Enron were creating an unstable electricity market, major cities were experiencing power black-outs and brown-outs, and governments believed that data center energy consumption was 2% of all electricity and growing quickly.
The one thing that we could have accurately predicted was that things would change. Now, we are able to power data centers with wind and sun, and the U.S. government says that data centers are only 1.8% of electricity use, while data center aggregated compute and storage capacities have grown (conservatively) to more than 10 times the deployed total capacity of 2007.
Data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality, connected cars, and many other emerging technology trends are driving much more rapid growth rates in data storage and network demand. Imagining what may be around the corner, we can expect this demand to continue exploding.
So, as we reflect on the past and look to the future, I would like to take a moment to thank those who are accompanying us on this very interesting journey. Your participation keeps us going strong and enables us to develop innovative metrics, tools, and best practices to promote resource-efficiency and sustainability across the global information and communications technology (ICT) ecosystem.
2017 Renewals (So Far!)
As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we have many members who have been with us since the start, who have built the very foundation of The Green Grid, and who have renewed their commitment in 2017. They include:
|Cisco Systems||Hewlett-Packard Enterprise||Panduit Corp.|
|Digital Realty Trust||Intel Corporation||Vertiv|
We also want to recognize additional members who have been with us for more than five years. They play an integral role in the association and will continue to do so with renewed membership in 2017:
|7x24 Exchange||Equinix, Inc.||KPN|
|CGI||Fujitsu Limited||Marriott Corporation|
|CNet Training||Hitachi, Ltd.||NEC Corporation|
|CRAY Inc.||International Internet Initiative Japan Inc.||Seattle City Light|
|Department of Finance||Interxion Netherlands B.V.||Ziggo B.V.|
Some of our most important works of the last few years have been shaped by member companies who have all joined within the last five years and continue to strongly contribute to the projects being worked on today:
|Aavid Thermalloy||COOLIT Systems Inc.||SICS North Swedish ICT AB|
|ABB Inc.||ENGIE Services Zuid B.V.||Siemens Building Technologies|
|Adobe||Fundacio Institut de Recereca en Energia de Catalunya||Sky UK|
|Akamai Technologies||Future Facilities Inc.||Staubli Corporation|
|CEJN North America||Murata Manufacturing Co.||TIS Inc.|
|Colder Products Company||NTT Communications Corporation||Unilever Infrastructure Services|
We would be remiss if we did not also mention the nearly 20 individual members who have joined, renewed and made an impact on the organization. We appreciate all the consultants, analysts, and professionals who are passionate about IT resource efficiency.
And, of course, there are our new member companies, who bring new energy and a fresh perspective to The Green Grid. Welcome aboard!
|CtrlS Datacenters Limited||Hangzhou Netbank Interlink Technologies Co., Ltd.||Stulz Air Technology Systems, Inc.|
|Gorman-Rupp Industries (with a special thanks to Aavid Thermalloy for the referral)||NVIDIA (with a special thanks to IBM for the referral)||Unica Fastcom|
Thank you, members, for generously volunteering your time and expertise! Without you The Green Grid would not thrive.
Interested in joining us? As a member, you become an active voice in the industry’s response to ever-changing standards, technologies, and environments.
In return, like our members above, you can network with key industry stakeholders, build key business relationships, and gain access to the association’s extensive knowledge library including metrics, best practices, tools, and a collaborative workspace.