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Despite unrelenting ado from every server vendor about their eco-friendly prowess in the data center, the reception of just who paints the most vivid shade of green remains unsubstantial. A recent survey of IT customers from the Gabriel Consulting Group attempted to shed some light on who is regarded as tops at addressing x86 …

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The only thing that matters

when buying servers is reliability,

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DELL is the greenest vendor, by far

This survey was conducted based on IT folks' opinions. Opinions are not facts. If we look at the facts:

- who recycles more (including other vendors' equipment)

- who has best spec.org performance per watt

- who offers the broadest range of services around data centre optimization (power, cooling, floorspace)

- who has densest USABLE X86 blades

Dell is significantly ahead of IBM, HP and Sun.

You may choose X86 vendors on other criteria, but from a green perspective, Dell is significantly ahead. The ecological charities and lobbying groups agree too - Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, etc. Although no company is 'green' per se, Dell is the furthest ahead on key measurement criteria.

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