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CTC wins The Green Grid Data Center Performance Award

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Yoichi Okuda; hereinafter, "CTC") is proud to announce that it is the winner of the Data Center Performance Award, which was presented by The Green Grid and DatacenterDynamics.

The Award, launched in 2010, celebrates outstanding achievements in data centers operating in Japan. Specifically, the Award recognizes Japanese businesses and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving energy efficiency (through use of a PUE metric, problem-solving capabilities, and improved operations). It also acknowledges businesses that have shown a sustained, continuous effort to improve energy efficiency in data centers.

A judging panel comprised of representatives from The Green Grid, DatacenterDynamics and Green Grid liaison organizations Green IT Promotion Council (GIPC), Japan Data Center Council (JDCC), ASP-SaaS-Cloud Consortium (ASPIC), and the publications ITmedia Enterprise and ITPro presented.

Details of The Performance Award are as follows:

Project Name Peak shift for energy saving this summer!
Continuous improvement though unique ideas

CTC won the Performance Award for its approach to peak shifts of electricity usage, achieving energy efficiency through PUE metrics, battery charging via nighttime power equipped with sodium-sulfur battery systems, and cold energy production attained using nighttime low temperature generated by cold heat accumulation air-conditioning systems.
This approach had major impact, and not only achieved power-cut targets associated with the electricity usage restriction order this summer, but also unveiled new directions in earth-friendly energy efficiency programs that cut CO2 output. It is a program that is truly worthy of international attention.

About The Green Grid
The Green Grid is a global consortium of companies, government agencies and educational institutions dedicated to advancing energy 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 energy efficiencies.
Membership is open to organizations interested in data center operational efficiency at the Contributor, General or Associate Member level. Additional information is available at www.thegreengrid.org.


Contact Information

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
Corporate Communications Dept.

E-Mail : press@ctc-g.co.jp

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