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Trailblazers of virtual machines with the launch of their Miniserver technology back in 2002, Memset has been named as a finalist in the TechWeek Europe Tech Success Awards in the ‘Best Efficient/Green Project’ category for scientifically reducing the power consumption of their Miniserver VM® virtual machines.

The awards, running for the first time this year, aim to recognise the best IT projects in Britain, in specific categories, including Cloud, Efficiency, and Big Data.  Where IT only seems to hit the headlines when it fails, the awards hope to highlight the IT projects that are really worth shouting about.

Up against a strong field of more than 80 applicants, Memset was named as a finalist for the ‘Best Efficient/Green Project’ category for displaying massive savings in energy through a collaboration with Surrey University to actively and scientifically lower the energy footprint of Memset’s services, in particular, to examine the efficiency of their Miniserver VM® virtual servers.

Memset’s entry was shortlisted by a tough judging panel including TechWeekEurope editor Peter Judge, deputy Tom Brewster, QuoCirca analyst Clive Longbottom, Mark Taylor, Sirius, founder of the Open Source Consortium, Liam Newcombe of Romonet and the BCS Data Centre Specialist Group and other industry luminaries, with the overall winners being announced via webcast on 6th December 2012.

Kate Craig-Wood, MD of Memset, said: "We're delighted to be shortlisted for these awards, especially gaining recognition at a European-level for the efforts we have made in substantially reducing the power of our Miniserver VM® virtual servers.  We encourage all businesses to collect and analyse more data about their own power consumption and activities. It is likely that larger businesses will be mandated to do so anyway, so it makes sense to get ahead of the game now!"

"Winning 'Green Project of the Year', at the TechWeekEurope Awards, would give Memset the platform to share best practice in the hope that other IT companies will follow suit helping to reduce ICT's overall power consumption, which is increasing at an alarming rate," concluded Craig-Wood.

To find out if Memset scoop the overall prize for Best Efficient/Green Project, please watch the live webcast from 11.30am on 6th December here: