IT Hardware Company Atlantix Global Systems Attains Enterprise Level Partnership with VMware

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Leading provider of IT Hardware, Atlantix Global Systems, takes another step in the ‘green IT’ revolution as it attains Enterprise Level Partnership with VMware.

IT equipment, Green IT, IT Hardware

Atlantix Global Systems President & CEO Brian Glahn

Atlantix has been enabling ‘green IT’ solutions even before it was a corporate & global priority. Our partnership with VMware reinforces our commitment to green initiatives while leveraging the business benefits of virtualization…

Three years ago this month IT Hardware leader Atlantix Global and VMware began a ‘green IT’ collaboration to deliver a superior combination of environmentally efficient solutions to the IT Hardware industry. Since then, both Atlantix Global and VMware have worked to strengthen their partnership through the effective marriage of VMware’s Cloud computing solutions and Atlantix Global’s extensive availability of refurbished Cisco, IBM, HP and Sun Microsystems hardware.

In May 2009, Atlantix Global Systems announced that it would pursue a working partnership with VMware to be added to Atlantix’s existing Citrix virtualization offerings. Atlantix Global Systems focuses on creating a sustainable and environmentally efficient answer to the increasing demand for computing power.

“Atlantix has been enabling ‘green IT’ solutions even before it was a corporate & global priority. Our partnership with VMware reinforces our commitment to green initiatives while leveraging the business benefits of virtualization…” says Brian Glahn President of Atlantix Global Systems.

Atlantix Global Systems, a company based out of Norcross Georgia, has been operating for more than 30 years in the refurbished IT Hardware sector. While initially providing the lion share of Sun Microsystems refurbished equipment in the United States recently additional product offerings such as used HP, Cisco, IBM and DELL hardware have brought the benefits of technology reuse to the forefront of consumer availability.

Many environmental advocates see the reduction of overall consumption coupled with the reuse of technology assets as the beginning of a much needed sustainable model. VMware boasts an increase of hardware utilization of every server in production allowing on average an 80 percent decrease of power and cooling costs in a server environment. Extrapolate that number to what the Environmental Protection Agency claims to be the “4.5 Billion kWH annually” or “1.5 percent of the countries total [power consumption] …” that datacenters consumed on average within recent years. This clearly illustrates the necessary role of virtualization technologies within IT infrastructures to come. Even though the amount of power used is staggering, in the same report, power consumption was shown to have doubled from 2000 to 2006 and is expected to double again in years to come. This means that if they don’t already, many companies and datacenters alike will start to see a decreasing availability of power and space to accommodate their growth.

On the other side of the ‘green IT’ movement are companies like Atlantix Global Systems who enable VMware’s virtualization to occur by allowing the consumer direct access to what would normally be the price restrictive high end hardware required to fully capitalize on the latest VM technology. Instead refurbished hardware can average a savings of 60 percent off of the MSRP. The real environmental benefit however is the Cradle-to-Cradle model. According to a recent publication by R.Kuehr and Eric Williams “Computers and the Environment: Understanding and Managing their Impacts” a 20 fold reduction of carbon emissions by simply reusing the technology that has already been introduced into the IT hardware marketplace.

“More and more businesses are recognizing the need to balance business improvement with sustainability, and many of them have turned to market leaders like VMware and Atlantix Global to fulfill that mission.” said Jason Strand, head of Atlantix Global’s Pre-Sales Engineering department. When asked how the addition of VMware has effected Atlantix’s existing portfolio, Jeff Willaims, Senior VP of Sales responded, “we have expanded our product offerings but our philosophy has remained; We offer a non-biased multi-platform solution that aligns best to fulfill our customers technology needs. The addition of VMware extends our service capability.”

About Atlantix
In business for over 30 years, Atlantix is one of the largest resellers of enterprise-class IT Hardware in the world. It is a ‘green IT’ international company doing business on every continent. Atlantix buys and sells broker to broker and sells to end users and resellers. It is different than a VAR or a manufacturing representative. It stocks over $30M in hardware inventory; so when a customer needs a product, they have it. Atlantix has over 130 IT professionals and 30 on-site manufacturer trained engineers that are specialists in their product lines. With this attribute, Atlantix provides excellence in logistical services. Atlantix is able to provide on-site configuration and testing of equipment for customers at all times. For more information visit http://www.AtlantixGlobal.com.

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