Ask, Dell Partner On Environment

    August 8, 2007

Search engine and Dell have partnered to protect the environment with custom energy efficient servers.

Ask and Dell’s Data Center Solutions Division (DCS) have created an environmentally friendly plan that includes a combination of hardware and services to make Ask’s data centers more energy efficient. Custom energy-efficient servers made by Dell have decreased Ask’s power usage by 30 percent without effecting computing performance.

Ask is also participating in Dell’s "Plant a Tree for Me" program where individuals and organizations can plant trees to offset carbon emissions from electricity generated to power computer equipment. Dell partners with The Conservation Fund and The, non-profit organizations that plant trees in managed reforestation projects.

" continues to minimize, reduce and offset carbon emissions in efforts to protect the environment," said Chuck Geiger, executive vice president, technology and engineering at

"By partnering with Dell on multiple green initiatives and ensuring that our new server facility in Eastern Washington uses hydro-power and less energy, we are pleased to be using less and giving back more."

"Dell is committed to working with our customers to provide solutions that help simplify information technology and maximize data center efficiencies," said Forrest Norrod, Dell vice president, DCS.