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BEAR Data Systems Helps Customers Earn Power Company Rebates through Data Center Virtualization
As data centers have grown larger, so has the demand for power and cooling within them – so much so that power companies have begun offering rebates to enterprises that make changes to reduce those demands. BEAR Data Systems, Inc., ( an IT solutions and services provider and Cisco Gold Certified partner, has become so proficient at reducing power through virtualization that its clients are often able to completely upgrade their data centers while receiving as much as half the cost back in the form of those rebates.

“Data centers are the heart of many large and mid-market enterprises,” said Don James, CEO at BEAR Data Systems. “Keeping them operating at peak efficiency is mission-critical. By using Cisco infrastructure and VMware’s virtualization tools, we are able to redesign data centers in a way that actually helps reduce the amount of hardware required, which in turn reduces both power and cooling needs. As an approved utility rebate facilitator we are able to take advantage of the rebates the utilities offer, which allows our clients to optimize those benefits to help pay for their data center upgrade.”

Among the utility companies offering rebates for data center power and cooling optimization are Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. PG&E alone provided more than $250 million in energy efficiency rebates in 2008.

BEAR Data Systems was founded in 2004 in the San Francisco Bay area. By hiring superior engineering resources the company has been able to craft unique solutions to critical client issues, including its data center virtualization offering. As a result, the company has experienced double digit growth year over year, including 2008 when many IT solution providers experienced business downturns due to the economy. Much of its revenue growth has come from repeat business and direct referrals from satisfied clients.

In addition to its data center virtualization business, BEAR Data Systems offers a complete set of IT services and solutions to support the entire IT life cycle, including:

“There is a tremendous opportunity out there for enterprises to prepare themselves for the future while they help the planet,” said James. “When the economy rebounds from its current doldrums, the big winners will be those who take advantage of this now. Having expertise in virtualization technology and the various rebate programs is putting us on the map as a services and solutions provider who looks out for our customers’ best interest and makes these trying times more palatable.”

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2009 6:48 PM by David Marshall
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