Fujitsu Becomes First Japanese Contributor Member of The Green Grid Consortium
Fujitsu Limited announced today that it has become a Contributor Member of The Green Grid, the first Japanese company to take a leadership role in the global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.
The membership will help to promote Fujitsuís initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of its data centers and its server and storage products, and support the companyís overall environmental goal of preventing global warming through the reduction of IT-generated carbon dioxide emissions.
The membership is part of the overarching Green Policy Innovation initiative Fujitsu announced in December 2007, aimed at achieving a 7-million-ton reduction in CO2 emissions by 2010.
About The Green Grid Consortium
The Green Grid is a global consortium established in February 2007 to advance energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. The consortiumís stated mission is to define meaningful, user-centric models and metrics; develop standards, measurement methods, processes and new technologies to improve performance against the defined metrics; and to promote the adoption of energy-efficient standards, processes, measurements, and technologies.
The Green Grid is comprised of Board Members, Contributor Members and General Members. The 11 Board Members comprise a final decision-making body, overseeing the consortiumís management, planning, and technical activities. There are 36 Contributor Member companies, which take part in working groups, maintain voting rights, and participate in the drafting of technical proposals and specifications. In addition, there are more than 150 General Member companies which take part in general meetings, review technical documentation, and license intellectual property owned by the consortium, among other privileges.
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