IBM unveils 'Project Big Green 2.0' in India

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Bangalore, Jul 18: After successful launch of its 'Project Big Green,' IBM on Friday, July 18, announced the launch of 'Big Green 2.0' in India to help enterprises build 'greener' technology infrastructures that can meet growing business requirements while realising rapid financial benefits from investments.

Announcing the launch at a press conference here,IBM Vice President, Site and Facilities Services Steven Sams said ''today's launch was part of commitment of one billion US Dollar globally to deliver technologies that help clients dramatically increase the level of energy efficiency in their data centers.'' Stating most of the data centres in India were outdated and set up even before introduction of Personal Computers, he said more than 60 to 70 per cent energy was wasted in the present set up leading to payment of thousands of dollars towards energy bill.

Mr Sams said according IDC'S latest report on 'Assessment of Business Opportunity for Datacenter Services in India 2008', nearly 17 per cent of Indian enterprises faced 'power and cooling' as a challenge in 2007, by 2009 nearly 22 per cent of enterprises are expected to face the same problem.

''With the new launch, data centres can save 50 per cent of cost incurred on power.'' The products launched on Friday, July 18, under 'Big Green 2.0' included 'Portable Modular Data Center, Enterprise Modular Data Center, High Density Zone.

UNI

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