The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, recently announced the formation of two new Japan Work Groups as well as a formal relationship with The Green IT Promotion Council. The new Japan Work Groups are expected to enable The Green Grid to establish a unique set of best practices, metrics and technologies tailored for locally-based organizations.
The Green Grid Japanese member companies include GMO Hosting, Fujitsu Ltd., Fujitsu FIP Corp., Hitachi, Ltd., Internet Initiative Japan Inc., ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corp., NEC Corp., Nomura Research Institute, NTT COMWARE Corp., NTT DATA Corp., NTT Facilities, SOFTBANK IDC Corp. and TEPCO.
The Japan Communications Work Group will promote the key findings of the Technical Committee to Japanese IT professionals including data center managers, serve as a point of engagement for Japanese organizations interested in collaborating with The Green Grid, and support local marketing and IT energy efficiency events.
The Green Grid also formalized a working relationship with The Green IT Promotion Council that will enable the groups to work together to outline the information that they will exchange and the joint activities they will conduct to improve overall IT energy efficiency.
"The Green IT Promotion Council recognizes global warming as a crucial challenge that must be taken on immediately, and we believe that epoch-making technological innovations will be necessary in order to harmonize our economic and social activities with the global environment. Recent government initiatives, a strengthening of partnerships among industry, government and the academy, as well as this collaboration with The Green Grid, typify the enhancement of relations with organizations overseas. And we have high hopes that through these efforts we will be able to make the concepts of 'energy conservation for IT' and 'energy conservation by IT' a reality," said Tsutomu Handa, The Green IT Promotion Council President.