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Green Grid Bring EMEA Focus to Energy Debate at Datacentres 2012

BEAVERTON, Ore. & NICE, France, May 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The global IT industry's leading voice for advancing resource efficiency in the data centre and business computing ecosystems, The Green Grid, will discuss EMEA datacentre challenges in the Energy Theatre at Europe's premier Datacentres 2012 event ( www.datacentreseurope.com )

Taking place at the Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, France 23-24 May, the event brings together more than 700 enterprise users, specifiers and providers to discuss key themes including energy efficiency, cloud evolution, DCIM, convergence, finance and investment, market outlook and opportunities among other topics in the datacentre and cloud sector.

In a unique panel discussion, John Tuccillo, Chairman of the Board and President, The Green Grid and Jack Pouchet, Director of Energy Initiatives, Emerson Network Power and Board Director, The Green Grid will jointly facilitate the discussion which will include Harkeeret Singh, EMEA Chair, The Green Grid and Global Head of Energy & Sustainable Technology, Thomson Reuters, Andre Rouyer, Industry and Government Alliances, Schneider Electric, EMEA Liaison Work Group Chair, The Green Grid, Neil Gazeley, EMEA Marketing Group Chairman, The Green Grid & GE, and Lex Coors, Vice President Group Data Centre Technology & Engineering, Interxion.

The discussion will include a review of The Green Grid Data Centre Maturity Model tool, training, an EMEA policy paper and present results of its datacentre life cycle analysis paper. To further advance its mission, The Green Grid recently announced new membership opportunities for individuals to participate in and contribute to The Green Grid, and it will highlight how they can become involved in its activities.

"Datacentres 2012 is an outstanding opportunity for The Green Grid to convey key messages about its work and how it can provide a roadmap towards increased resource efficiency and productivity in business computing," commented Harkeeret Singh of The Green Grid, "and we look forward to the discussions at the event and meeting European participants."

"We are delighted to welcome The Green Grid and their team of global experts to the event," commented Warwick Dunkley, vice president at BroadGroup, the event researcher and producer. "The calibre of debate and tremendous quality of content will be complemented by their participation in this flagship event."

The event will host the annual ECOC Awards by the European Commission, and the official launch of the European Data Centre Association, including an industry exhibition with more than 70 companies.

About The Green Grid:

The Green Grid is a global consortium of companies, government agencies and educational institutions dedicated to advancing resource efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. The Green Grid does not endorse vendor-specific products or solutions, and instead seeks to provide industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics and technologies that will improve overall data center resource efficiencies. Membership is open to organizations interested in data center operational efficiency at the Contributor, General or Associate member level and individuals at the Individual level. Additional information is available at www.thegreengrid.org and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TheGreenGrid .

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