Rackspace Named IT Operator of the Year at the Green IT Awards
on: May 27, 2010, 06:29 am
Industry: Internet & Online
Rackspace, the world's leader in the hosting and cloud
computing industry has been announced as the winner of the coveted
title of IT Operator of the Year in the prestigious Green IT Awards
"We're absolutely thrilled to be recognised as IT Operator of the Year by The
Green IT Awards," said Rackspace Managing Director Brian Thomson. "We've worked
hard not only to make our customer offering sustainable, but also introduce internal
initiatives such as employee education and recycling. We're also very proud of our
energy efficiency technology in our Slough data centre that uses energy efficient
measures including dual-core AMD Opteron processors and ambient cooling technology.
We plan to continue to introduce even more initiatives over the coming years and
work harder than ever to be green."
Over 75 organisations were nominated for The Green IT Awards and winners were
selected by readers of the Green IT magazine and its website. The Green IT Awards
are a benchmark by which IT companies are measured for environmental performance.
The awards also showcase the role played by green marketing and sustainability
communications in informing people about green issues, products and lifestyle
choices, and provide examples of excellence and best practice in communicating
sustainability and green issues.
Rackspace's overall 'green' activity is designed to support its commitment to
contributing towards the larger environmental solution. The company believes that "green" activity makes business sense as well as environmental sense. Rackspace
has adopted several initiatives over the past two years to help reduce its
- The Slough data centre (DC), designed to use energy efficient technology, provides
55,000 square foot of net technical space, and has been built to help ensure
efficient use of energy. Cooling is a key element of energy use in all data centres
and Rackspace has deployed ambient cooling technology
- Through International Tree Foundation (ITF), Rackspace has agreed to have a tree
planted for every new customer, as a way to mitigate some of the carbon generated
through its hosting solutions.
- Internal initiatives promoting the use of paper from sustainable sources,
recycling of aluminium cans, paper, cardboard and plastic, and the use of
environmentally friendly cleaning products.
About Rackspace Hosting
Rackspace Hosting is the world's leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry and has
been ranked in the Financial Times Top 50 Great Place to Work in the United Kingdom
for the past six years. Rackspace provides Fanatical Support to its customers,
across a portfolio of IT services, including managed, green hosting, dedicated servers and Cloud Computing.
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