BENGALURU, India Sun Microsystems has formed an "eco consortium" in India as part of its eco innovation initiative. The group's member companies, including Wipro Infotech, APC-MGE, Advanced Micro Devices and Hitachi Data Systems, will work to address industry's concerns about limited power, space and energy in India as demand grows here for infrastructure utilization.
The alliance will enable customers to address technology infrastructure issues in the data center. Members will share best practices and methodologies to help businesses cut costs and "green" their operations.
Wipro Infotech's system integration and consulting experience will provide guidance for scaling within the same footprint. APC-MGE will employs its know-how in data center infrastructure architectures to address power and cooling issues. AMD will offer its energy-efficient computing technologies to help customers cut business energy costs, and Hitachi Data's green storage solutions will enable better use of storage assets to cut power needs and improve IT efficiencies.
Sun opened energy-efficient data centers earlier this year in Bengaluru; Santa Clara, Calif.; and Blackwater, U.K. Since the Bengaluru site's opening in February, Sun claims the 10,400 sq.ft. data center has been consolidated to 5,096 sq. ft., with a 50 percent cut in server and storage space footprint, 155 percent increase in computing capacity and migration of applications from 300 older servers to 100 new ones.