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PlateSpin PowerRecon Receives 2007 Techworld ''Green Product of the Year'' Award
PlateSpin Ltd. today announced that the companys PowerRecon data center planning and analysis solution has won the Green Product of the Year award as part of the Techworld Awards 2007.

The Techworld Awards recognize and reward the very highest standards of individual and collective achievement. With over 200 entries each year, they are considered a benchmark throughout the computer industry. Entrants are evaluated on strategy, creativity, innovation and effectiveness. An independent panel of judges of highly respected individuals from the IT industry and Techworld editors meet to select the shortlists and final winners. PlateSpin accepted the award at the Techworld Awards Gala in central London, UK on June 27.

The Green Product of the Year is a new Techworld Awards category this year, and recognizes the growing importance of green IT solutions. With rising energy prices and growing concerns about global warming and carbon footprints, reducing power consumption in the data center is fast becoming a priority for IT and business executives worldwide. The issue is compounded by high-density equipment such as blade servers, which need a lot of power to run, as well as significant HVAC resources. PlateSpin PowerRecon makes green computing a reality by providing medium and large data centers with the unique ability to analyze and report on power and cooling requirements and create plans for reducing energy consumption in the data center. PowerRecon is being adopted by both end-use clients and system integrators/consultants who are packaging the product as a key component of their virtualization, IT environmental assessment and green computing offerings.

We are very pleased to be recognized with the Green Product of the Year Award, and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the PowerRecon development team for their efforts and creativity in building a best-in-class product, said Stephen Pollack, PlateSpin founder and CEO. PowerRecon makes it easy to cost-justify green data center initiatives by helping system integrators and end-use customers accurately assess the environmental impacts and potential cost savings derived from a consolidation or hardware migration initiative. When PowerRecon is used in conjunction with PowerConvert, PlateSpins anywhere-to-anywhere workload migration and protection product, the combined solution effectively automates green computing initiatives.

Growing Industry Recognition for PlateSpin

The Techworld award is the latest in a string of industry award nominations and wins for PlateSpin. The company was recently named a finalist for Best Multinational Company in North America in the 2007 International Business Awards. Nicknamed the Stevie from the Greek word crowned, the International Business Awards are the worlds only international, all-encompassing business awards program. PlateSpin founder and CEO Stephen Pollack was also a finalist for North American Executive of the Year and PlateSpins global marketing team won the International Business Award for Best Marketing Organization. The Stevie Awards finalists and winners were selected from more than 1,000 nominations received from companies and individuals in more than 30 countries. The awards will be presented at a gala dinner ceremony on Monday, September 10 in Munich, Germany. In June, PlateSpin also received the 2006 Virtualization Technology of the Year Award from The Banker, UK.

Published Tuesday, July 10, 2007 10:08 PM by David Marshall
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