Dell: Future IT Must be Greener

Dell: Future IT Must be Greener

Following in the footsteps of announcing a push toward recycling e-waste and turning the company carbon neutral, Michael Dell highlighted in a speech last week the need for more energy efficient IT products.

In a keynote speech delivered at Oracle's OpenWorld conference last week, Dell said his company was working to simplify IT offerings and help companies become greener in their operations.

"The way I see it, the future must be greener," Dell said, CMP Channel reported.

The speech comes at a time when the industry is grappling with increasingly powerful applications are leading to escalating energy consumption, putting a strain on budgets and availability. Online transactions are straining servers across the IT landscape.

Dell will release a "greenprint" in 2008, a reference architecture that will focus on finding and fixing inefficient processes. Dell offered few details.

For IT simplification, the company also will release a next generation PowerEdge blade server it claims is more efficient than those offered by its competitors.

The company recently announced that it partnered with Sun Microsystems to combine Sun's Solaris and OpenSolaris operating systems on its PowerEdge servers.