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GRM Employs Virtualization in Transition to Green Information Technology
GRM, one of the most trusted names in New York document management services, announced today that they have instituted the next step in their company-wide green initiative - virtualization of their information management system. The data center of large corporations is one of the leading contributors to a companys carbon footprint, and GRM has decided that virtualizing their server infrastructure is a crucial part of the transition to green.

GRMs green IT initiative involves streamlining their information management system to reduce waste and cut back on extraneous energy use. Virtualization of the companys server infrastructure involves cutting back the amount of physical servers connected to their network. GRM has achieved this by transferring massive amounts of data to a web-based storage system. Traditional server-systems require massive amounts of energy to function, but the new virtualized system requires little to none.

We have been working to make GRMs Information Technology more environmentally friendly and have met great success, stated Steve Fayzulayev, Director of IT, for GRM. GRM has virtualized almost 80% of its server infrastructure. The net result is we have been able to reduce the energy demands of our data center to the rate of 25% to 30%, by consolidating our servers.

The virtualization of GRMs server infrastructure is only one part of their Green Initiative. Other steps being taken as part of the initiative include environmentally friendly data destruction, the introduction of 100 % recyclable on-site storage containers and the use of timed, energy-saving lighting in the GRM storage warehouses.

Published Saturday, June 07, 2008 7:34 AM by David Marshall
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