The deadline for the second annual Uptime Institute Server Roundup is fast approaching. Deadline for submission of materials is 1 March 2013, and we already have a record breaking year of submissions.
The Uptime Institute Server Roundup contest was introduced in October 2011 to encourage the removal and recycling of comatose and obsolete IT equipment in an effort to decrease data center energy use. Last year’s first-place winner, AOL, rounded up close to 10,000 servers and saved over $5 million. NBC Universal took the prize for largest percentage of obsolete equipment, removing 29% (1,100 units ) from its server footprint.
Uptime Institute will recognize the winners at the 2013 Uptime Institute Symposium, and participant will present their experiences — the challenges and rewards of hunting down and rounding up obsolete and unused IT equipment.
Register for Symposium this week, before early bird pricing expires Feb 28th.