(The Hosting News) – In order to increase their combined influence on the web hosting industry a collaboration between Data Center Pulse and The Green Grid has been formally created.
This new relationship will enable The Green Grid to quickly and effectively reach a significant end user population to help validate and direct their overall efficiency and standards work. It will also allow Data Center Pulse members to have a direct conduit into the important work that The Green Grid is leading.
“This relationship allows Data Center Pulse to continue our mission to influence the industry through the consumers of Data Center products and services while maintaining the anonymity of our members,” said Dean Nelson, chairman and founder of Data Center Pulse. “Our focus is to drive efficiency and performance gains in the Data Center because we are the customers. This relationship will accelerate that agenda, ultimately helping Data Center users and the industry as a whole.”
“We are pleased to build on our relationship with Data Center Pulse,” said Kathrin Winkler, a director of The Green Grid. “When we started exploring the opportunities, we realized that our efforts were complementary. We expect our relationship to accelerate the work each organization is pursuing and also to strengthen our output with a larger audience of end users participating and validating our energy efficiency efforts.”
The Green Grid has an established Advisory Council (AC) made up of end users from eight of their primary member companies. This includes AT&T, ADP, eBay, Nationwide, Strato, The Walk Disney Company, Tokyo Electric Power Company, and Verizon. It was established to advise the board of directors on direction and strategy, to actively participate in technical committees, drive greater awareness of The Green Grid within the community, and guide and shape published materials and processes as one unified voice.
“The Advisory Council will be the conduit for the Data Center Pulse relationship,” said Jeannie Diefenderfer, The Green Grid Advisory Council chair, “This relationship greatly augments our reach to end users. It will help us deliver on the AC charter.”