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Introduces Webinar Series Focusing on Energy Efficient Blade Solutions
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 8 -- Blade.org, the industry group driving innovation in blade-based solutions, today announced at the Next Generation Data Center conference increased traction in energy-efficient blade solutions that address the growing concern of rising energy costs across the industry. Additionally, Blade.org's Power & Cooling Committee is announcing an energy webinar series focused on helping clients understand how to apply blade-based solutions to boost performance while decreasing energy consumption and costs.
"We've seen tremendous interest in blades as corporations increasingly face a need to improve their computing capabilities per watt consumed," said John Tuccillo, chairman of Blade.org's Power & Cooling Committee, and vice president of industry alliances at APC-MGE. "Blades offer tremendous advantages as available power and energy costs become increasing challenges worldwide. Blade.org member collaboration has resulted in the development of a host of new solutions that can help improve data center energy efficiency. Our newly announced energy webinar series will continue to address this trend by providing clients with insight into the latest blade strategies to maximize energy and cost savings."
The Blade.org energy webinars will take place this fall and will provide attendees with insights into a variety of topics, including power and cooling strategies, virtualization and how to maximize energy efficiency within data centers.
Blade.org members have brought over 100 blade solutions to market since its formation in February 2006. The latest efficiency-focused solutions from Blade.org members' include:
"Blade.org members are helping to drive innovation in the blade market by working aggressively to integrate their latest technologies and products within various blade vendor's chassis," said Joe Clabby, president of Clabby Analytics. "Blade makers use their enclosures to innovate in areas including power consumption and cooling, and third-party hardware makers leverage blades to reduce entire system design costs. These activities ultimately lead to innovative, collaborative designs coming to market more quickly."
To register for the upcoming energy webinar series, please visit www.blade.org for more information.
Blade.org is a collaborative organization and developer community focused on accelerating the development and adoption of blade server solutions. The organization provides leadership to the blade market and fosters a thriving industry ecosystem focused on delivering valuable solutions to blade computing customers. For more information, visit the organization online at www.blade.org.