Ashlee Vance over at The Register reported on Friday that Microsoft and Intel are joining The Green Grid, an industry consortium focused on disseminating energy-friendly best practices in large datacenters.
Green Grid officials aren’t talking on the record about these moves just yet, as they’ve sworn the press to secrecy until Monday’s announcement. But, we can reveal that the group’s board of directors will include AMD, APC, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Rackable Systems, SprayCool, Sun Microsystems, and VMware.
As mentioned, thousands of Green Grid stories have been written without the organization really doing much of anything to this point. Our sources indicate that Green Grid backers have thus far struggled to woo large customers with their pitch because of bureaucratic inefficiency and the absence of Intel and Microsoft.