Section Sponsor Letter

A letter from the sponsors of this year's Clean and Green special focus section.
Section Sponsor Letter

Corporate sustainability is a business approach that creates long-term consumer and employee value by not only creating a “green” strategy aimed towards the natural environment, but taking into consideration every dimension of how a business operates.

N’compass and its partner, NetApp, believe IT must take the lead in optimizing a company’s data center and IT infrastructure and then show how these efforts align with this very important business approach.

At N’compass, we are helping our customers show their businesses how taking steps to optimize their IT environments through infrastructure improvements, virtualization, consolidation and ongoing management of power, cooling and data center space can help the business accomplish some of its “green” initiatives.

One of the ways a company can optimize its IT environment is to optimize its storage environment. Storage is the No. 1 line item in most IT budgets. Yet many are buying at least 25 percent more storage than needed—undermining efforts to optimize IT efficiency. It’s time to stop wasting time, money and valuable resources.

By focusing on optimizing critical areas, like storage, you are building a foundation for efficiency that can drive more value from all of your IT investments.

Then you can reinvest those savings in more strategic projects, resulting in efficient use of your time, money and valuable resources.

For any IT optimization project, the first step is evaluating your entire IT environment. The more you know about your data center, the more potential savings you’ll discover.

Through a data center energy audit, N’compass can assess your data center on more than 150 areas, called Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs).

Armed with the information provided from this audit, businesses can make educated decisions about how to optimize their IT environments to align with their “green” initiatives.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss in more detail ways you can help your company meet its sustainability goals.


Chris Flaherty
Co-founder and CEO, N’compass

Christopher Pinc
Co-founder and CVO, N’compass

Kristi Paul 
Partner and CMO, N’compass

Jim Acker 
District Manager, NetApp