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Galileo Connect: Blade PC Technology

Published: November 09, 2007

Galileo Connect: Inefficient desktop PCs cost top UK businesses more than GBP61m each year; Research shows that blade PC technology can cut energy costs by 50%

(M2 PressWIRE Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)

London - Galileo Connect, the global pioneer of the pre-designed data centre, and hurleypalmerflatt, a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy firm, have today announced that blade PC technology and the modular data centre are the answers in the fight against UK businesses' soaring energy costs and over-sized carbon footprint.

Research by the Carbon Trust has shown that fifteen percent of the UK's total energy consumption is taken up by office items such as photocopiers, printers, desktop PCs and monitors - and this is expected to rise to as much as 30% by the year 2020. New research from Galileo Connect and hurleypalmerflatt shows that the deployment of blade PC technology can have a favourable impact on organisations' carbon footprints, corporate image and soaring energy costs. The relocation of the PC from the desktop to a controlled environment such as a data centre can save time, energy and expenditure - enabling a 50% reduction in annual power expenditure.

"Our research shows that the UK's top 200 businesses are wasting more than GBP61m in electricity each year, simply by not maximising the efficiency of desktop computers," commented Robert Thorogood, director, hurleypalmerflatt. "The cost of this to the environment is immense. Answers are out there, and inaction is no longer an option."

"Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to be addressed," added Julian King, Chief Executive, Galileo Connect. "But rather than just accepting that IT is a inevitable contributor to businesses' carbon footprint, CIOs can make decisions that play a major part in reducing carbon emissions and energy costs.

There are a number of innovative, cost-effective and exciting solutions, which can be adopted and should form a part of suture strategies."

About Galileo Connect
Galileo Connect, pioneer of the modular data centre, is a leading developer and operator of pre-designed, purpose built data centres. These high specification facilities are uniquely designed to provide resilient, secure and flexible environments for businesses to house their mission critical IT and telecommunications systems. Galileo Connect operates data centres in key cities across Europe and Asia Pacific. Further information can be found at www.galileoconnect.com

About hurleypalmerflatt
hurleypalmerflatt is the leading, international, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. It has offices throughout the UK and associated offices overseas. The consultancy is currently working for Barclays, Credit Suisse, UBS, Willis, Shell UK, Imperial College London, BT, BSkyB and Oxford University.