Intel Challenges Data Center Pros for Efficiency Ideas


Intel is calling upon data center pros to post videos on Facebook about how they'll use available technology to green up data centers. They're challenging the people who can make the changes to actually make them - and try to one up each other in the process.

Intel’s challenge invites IT pros to submit a video proposal describing how they would use technology to drive improved data center energy efficiency and how technology plays a role in the overall efficiency and sustainability of organizations.

One winner in each of two categories - enterprise and small business - will have the chance to bring the proposal to life with a new Intel Xeon® Processor 5500 series based server and will also receive an energy-efficient netbook or mobile PC, and will be flown to San Francisco to see their proposals recognized on stage at the Intel Developer Forum.

Check out their video on Facebook calling people to action.

It's interesting to see a company using a forum like Facebook, and a video challenge, to shake things up a little in the uber-techy world of data center efficiency. But if it works, that's what matters.

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