Upsite Technologies joins The Green Grid to promote data center airflow efficiency

July 17, 2013
Company will share data center airflow best practices and lend knowledge to further the adoption of sustainability and efficiency in data centers.

Upsite Technologies, a specialist in data center airflow management, announced that it has become a contributor member of The Green Grid, a global consortium of companies, government agencies, educational institutions and individuals dedicated to advancing resource efficiency in information technology and data centers.

Founded by data center pioneer Kenneth Brill, Upsite has been instrumental in bringing awareness to the issue of proper data center airflow management, and how it can be a cost-effective way for data center managers to instantly increase data center efficiency while cutting costs. For the last few years, Upsite has been offering data center best practices through its range of white papers, including Bypass Airflow Clarified, as well as case studies and tools. For example, Upsite recently released its complimentary Cooling Capacity Factor Calculator, a simple tool that allows data center managers to estimate the cooling capacity of their data center.

See: Upsite Technologies to discuss data center airflow management strategies

Already, Upsite is an active contributor to the Green Grid's Utility Task Force that will help utilities, end users, and consultants quantify the energy savings that can be realized by airflow management improvements in the computer room.

"The Green Grid seeks to provide industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics and technologies that will improve overall data center and information technology resource efficiencies. By joining The Green Grid, Upsite Technologies is helping influence both developers and end users of data center technology," said The Green Grid's board of directors, in a statement.

"Upsite is proud to join such a well-respected data center consortium like The Green Grid," concludes John Thornell, President, Upsite Technologies. "Upsite looks forward to contributing data center best practices with the other member companies, leading to more sustainable data centers."

Related: The Green Grid issues data center environmental impact framework

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