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AISO.Net (http://www.aiso.net/), the World's first and only solar-powered hosting company, was selected by Live Earth producers to host the liveearth.org Web site. As the leading environmentally friendly Web hosting company, AISO.Net custom designed a dedicated, reliable solution to power Live Earth’s Web site using energy efficient IBM (NYSE: IBM) BladeCenter servers with Second-Generation AMD Opteron™ processors (NYSE: AMD).
Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series occurring on July 7, 2007 to combat climate change. The Live Earth partnership will enable AISO to join Live Earth in inspiring over two billion people worldwide to take simple steps to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
"AISO is proud to support Live Earth, a groundbreaking event to support a vital cause. We are doing everything we can do to be totally responsible and being the industry leader in environmental Web hosting," says Phil Nail, technology manager for AISO.Net. "We are very excited about Live Earth choosing AISO to host their Web site, showing the world that AISO.Net truly cares about our environment."
Live Earth has recognized that AISO is the only truly green Web hosting company and 100 percent solar powered data center that does not use green energy credits, proving their commitment to be the best, most reliable eco-friendly hosting company in the world.
Live Earth’s Web site is served from IBM BladeCenter servers with AMD Opteron processors. Blade computers – which integrate servers, storage, networking and applications into one system – offer a design point that helps reduce the proliferation of server "farms," large IT staffs to manage them and wasted energy resources. Today, companies like AISO.Net benefit from reduced power, cooling, and management costs by deploying the industry’s leading blade servers from IBM.*
"AISO.Net chose IBM and AMD over the other major vendors because of success with IBM’s hardware, the open and highly-available design of BladeCenter and excellent customer service," continues Nail. "We can run the Live Earth Web site on IBM BladeCenter and get great performance without having the power draw we would have had with rack servers."
To better support the goals of Live Earth as well as its own company, AISO.Net is making additional green enhancements to its datacenter. AISO is installing new carpeting made from recycled content, replacing all of its Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs with LED lighting, repainting the building using only LEED certified paint and installing an underground grey water tank that will provide for outdoor landscaping.
"Our technology partnership with IBM and collaboration with customers like AISO.Net is helping AMD honor our commitment to lead the world to energy-efficient processing," said Larry Vertal, senior strategist, AMD. "The industry-leading performance-per-watt capabilities of the AMD Opteron processor running the energy-efficient IBM BladeCenter servers will help enable AISO.Net to efficiently power Live Earth’s Web site while minimizing their own power and cooling requirements."