Sunday, December 5, 2010

Shell Selects AT&T + Cisco for IT Audit

Shell has selected AT&T and Cisco to carry out a global energy-efficiency project focused on improving its information technology (IT) infrastructure. The project will involve calculating the CO2 footprint of Shell's IT operations as well as mapping Shell's energy-usage patterns with a goal of ensuring a highly energy-efficient IT network.

Specifically, AT&T was selected to manage a significant part of Shell's IT infrastructure and telecommunications services as part of a wider series of outsourcing agreements. Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group was selected to conduct the IT infrastructure energy-consumption audit and make recommendations.

The project will incorporate a range of energy-efficient IT services, such as the consolidation and virtualization of servers and storage, data centers, and branch offices. Also AT&T Telepresence Solutions®, based on Cisco TelePresence suites, are being deployed, with the goal of lowering companywide greenhouse gas emissions by reducing business-related travel.

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