Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rackable Systems Signs Japanese Distributor for Data Center Solution

Rackable Systems, which supplies servers and storage products for large-scale data centers, announced a strategic partnership with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) to sell Rackable Systems' Eco-Logical line of servers. Under the terms of the agreement, CTC will implement Rackable Systems' energy-efficient data center solutions in their various data centers while offering Rackable Systems' solutions to their large portfolio of customers, including many of the nation's largest Internet entities. By integrating Rackable Systems' servers into their existing offerings, CTC will help customers address Government directives to significantly reduce the energy consumption of its nation's data centers.

Rackable Systems expects eco-friendly data center products to grow in Japan. In May 2007, the Japanese government announced a "New National Energy Strategy." Part of this strategy includes an ambitious national goal to reduce electric energy consumption of IT equipment by 50 percent by the year 2025.

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