IBM Offers Green Program - 12 May, 2007
IBM's financing business segment IBM Global Financing (ibm.com) announced on Friday that it is providing a new set of asset recovery offerings as part of "The Project Big Green" campaign to help clients with less energy efficient data centers upgrade to greener technologies.
IBM Global Financing says the new suite of packaged offerings provides a focused, no-hassle approach for data center owners to upgrade to more energy-efficient technology.
The IGF green program includes free data center server disposal for US customers upgrading to new IBM energy efficient servers through end of the second quarter, disk wiping services utilizing DOD overwrite standards to help protect data on all Intel-based servers and a green data center asset recovery hotline where data center owners can get guidance on how to dispose of their data center equipment and potentially get value to fund their upgrade.
"IBM is making it easier for data center owners to go green with new, more energy efficient technology," says John Callies, general manager of IBM Global Financing. "Before a client can upgrade the business has to develop a plan to get rid of the older technology. IBM is providing the tools to help companies make that first step towards solving the energy crisis in their data centers."
IBM recently announced it is spending $1 billion in an effort to make corporate data centers more energy efficient.
News Source: thewhir.com