The Green Grid and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, have agreed to work more closely and more collaboratively in the areas of data center energy efficiency, research, and best practice, according to a joint announcement made on November 11th.

An agreement between the two parties will provide a framework to improve the effectiveness of research into tools, metrics, and best practice by The Green Grid and the Institute, leading to an improvement in awareness, standards, and energy efficiency within the data centre industry.

Vic Smith, Dell representative and EMEA Technical Work Group chair of The Green Grid, said: “The Green Grid is dedicated to dramatically increasing the energy efficiency of data centers in both the short and long term. The collaboration through this partnership takes us a step closer to achieving standardization and improved energy efficiency across the board.”

David Clarke, chief executive officer at the Institute, added: “The important work of our Data Centre Specialist Group, has had global impact, and has been praised around the world. I am very pleased that the Institute is now going to be working collaboratively with an organization with the world-wide reach of The Green Grid to promote the data centre energy efficient technologies and solutions of the future.”

In particular, both organizations pledge to:
  • Help shape the energy efficient technologies and strategies of the future
  • Jointly establish relevant programs to promote energy efficiency
  • Give mutually reinforcing, clear, and coherent messages to the industry, where appropriate
  • Make a joint external announcement of the values and aims of the collaboration.