AOL is proud to announce that we will be honored as a winner of the Uptime Institute Server Roundup for our efforts to improve data center efficiency around the globe at the upcoming Uptime Institute Symposium.

For the second year in a row, AOL has won for overall tally of servers removed. We decommissioned 8,253 servers in 2012, which has meant a total savings of almost $3 million from reduced utility costs, maintenance and recovery of asset resale/scrap. Environmental benefits were seen in the reduction of more than 16,000 tons of carbon emissions as well. Last year, AOL removed nearly 10,000 and saved over $5 million.

The annual Uptime Institute Server Roundup contest was introduced in October 2011 to raise awareness about the removal and recycling of comatose and obsolete IT equipment in an effort to reduce data center energy use. Uptime Institute invited companies around the globe to help address and solve this problem by participating in the Uptime Institute Server Roundup and AOL is delighted to be a part of it.

To learn more about AOL's corporate sustainability, click here.