Sun Ray Thin Clients and Solaris OS Help Verizon Wireless Cut Costs and Aid the Environment
By bobwientzen on Apr 17, 2007
Today Verizon Wireless is telling the world about how Sun Ray thin clients running on the Solaris (TM) Operating System are helping them shave energy costs - and reduce associated carbon emmissions - at its wireless customer support centers. The Sun Ray thin clients run on 4 watts of electricity - less than a common household lightbulb, and a fraction of the power drawn by typical PCs. By using Sun Ray thin clients, Verizon Wireless reduced its total energy use at three customer support centers by 30 percent.
Sun's Dave Douglas, vice president of eco responsibility for Sun, notes "By adopting Sun Ray thin clients, Verizon Wireless has increased computing flexibility and decreased administration costs because software updates are done via the server. Add to that the remarkable energy savings of a thin client and you've got the perfect example of how the right computing solution can be good for the environment and the bottom line."