Peter Gross Has Joined RampRate’s BOA to Continue Innovative Sourcing Index and Transparency in Sourcing IT

Peter Gross joins company board of advisors to help address environmental and social responsibility challenges in enterprise data centers and outsourced co-location

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – April 24, 2012RampRate, the premier sourcing advisor for selecting locations and suppliers in IT infrastructure and cloud computing, today announced that data center innovator Peter Gross has agreed to become an advisor to the company.  By joining RampRate’s advisory board, he will play a key role in guiding RampRate’s 125+ top enterprise clients as they manage the challenges of energy consumption and social / environmental impact in their data centers.

Sourcing Advisor - Peter Gross

Having been a voice of innovation in the data center industry for decades, including his role as founder and leader of EYP Mission Critical before and after its acquisition by HP, Mr. Gross continues his transformational role in Bloom Energy’s Mission Critical Practice. With Bloom Energy, he will apply the world most efficient natural gas-powered fuel cells to sustainably and consistently power data center facilities, while substantially reducing their carbon footprint. Today, companies must be mindful of their environmental and social impact. They are looking for new ways to efficiently cut energy costs, specifically in their data centers, without sacrificing performance, and Bloom Energy is an integral part of the most revolutionary development in the field in decades.

“RampRate has been the secret sauce ensuring successful IT sourcing in finance, entertainment, tech and other sectors for more than a decade,” said Peter Gross, vice president, mission critical practice, Bloom Energy “I’m excited to join their  advisory board and further contribute to their global trajectory and success. How companies deal with the challenges of energy sustainability in IT is a crucial question. Together, we can help RampRate clients get the right partners and deal structure to be efficient and socially responsible in their entire data center footprint.”

“Peter has materially impacted every business he has touched, driving innovation in data center practices and infrastructure design to improve energy efficiency and performance for dozens of years,” said Tony Greenberg, CEO, RampRate. “With Bloom Energy, he will once again transform the way the world houses and powers enterprise IT services. His commitment to innovation, sustainability and smarter IT practices will inform everything RampRate does in advising its enterprise customers on the best fit for their IT and networking needs.”

This appointment adds to the company’s momentum as the most innovative and fastest growing global sourcing advisor for IT infrastructure. The addition of Mr. Gross highlights the company’s path in making energy efficiency and social responsibility an integral element in supplier and site selection projects of its enterprise IT clients, which include names like Microsoft, News Corp., Hearst and dozens of startups. Across hundreds of projects, 77 countries, and billions of dollars in spend, RampRate is helping companies redefine how power and energy is viewed and used in internal data centers as well as outsourced co-location, managed hosting, and cloud services.  It is currently on-boarding several partners and expanding its Service Provider Intelligence index to include hundreds of social responsibility and energy efficiency criteria.

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RampRate is the premier sourcing advisor and decision hub for IT infrastructure, telecom and cloud computing. RampRate has delivered proven results in time, cost, and risk reduction for more than a decade, becoming the go-to-resource for 125 of the world’s most important companies in finance, tech, entertainment, and other industries. With consultative expertise and transactional focus, RampRate works with CIOs, CTOs, CFOs and procurement organizations at every step of their IT service evaluation and purchasing process, from needs analysis and baseline, to benchmarking, to identifying the right solution from across the gamut of established and emerging technology options.

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