After more than 17 years as a company executive, this is John Beaston’s last official day at EasyStreet. One of the company founders, John has most recently served as EasyStreet’s vice president of customer services. Now he is off to explore the world as a man of leisure. (Well, as much leisure as the hard-pedaling bike aficionado can force himself to endure.)
Resident EasyStreet chefs cooked up a fine farewell lunch featuring grilled salmon and a variety of tasty salads. Best wishes, John, from all of us who will miss seeing your smiling face every day.
As an applicant for a 2012 Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Award, EasyStreet was featured in a recent Sustainable Business Oregon article. The awards are presented by Portland’s Bureau of Planning & Sustainability.
We won’t know who the “winners” are until the event on April 25. Applications were received from over 30 businesses, representing leading practices and creative solutions in environmental, economic and social sustainability. Mayor Adams will unveil this year’s winners at the event.
Click here for more information and tickets to the event.
AMAX is the supplier of the Indirect Evaporative Cooling units used in EasyStreet’s Data Center 2. AMAX recently posted a Business Success Story about EasyStreet and how EasyStreet selected this solution as part of our long-standing commitment to sustainability and energy conservation. Thank you to AMAX. (We sure don’t need supplemental DX air conditioning on a chilly day like today!)
Click here to read the success story.
Data Center Knowledge posted a quick overview with links to their top 10 data center stories of 2011, ranked by the number of page views they received. Not surprisingly, stories about innovative mega-centers run by Facebook, Apple and Google were on the list. To read more, click here.
Thank you to the City of Beaverton for this new case study now posted on the Green Business Case Studies page of their website. “Through incorporating environmental and social opportunities into core business strategies, local businesses are going green to realize cost savings, build a responsible brand, promote a healthy work environment, and lessen ecological impacts from operations. “
If you think your IT challenges are tough, try moving your entire infrastructure over 2,000 miles. In this new case study, Great Western Malting’s Regional IT Manager for North America, Mark Orchard, recounts how EasyStreet helped his company move from a private Cloud in Texas to a private Cloud in EasyStreet’s data center. “We started on a Friday night and ended on a Saturday night, says Mark. “We had a perfect cutover, lost no business data, and the system was available for use come Monday morning.”
Click here to read the case study.
EasyStreet is the proud recipient of a 2011 Beaverton 4 Business™ award from the City of Beaverton. EasyStreet CEO Rich Bader accepted the award at a ceremony during a City Council meeting on June 21, 2011.
Said Jim Rauh, Business Relations for the Office of the Mayor, “A model for emulation, committed to sustainability leadership within the Beaverton business community, EasyStreet Online Services utilizes breakthrough technologies as a means to reduce energy consumption and boost sustainability for the company and its customers. Further, EasyStreet shares what they know with Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Energy so that other data centers around the state might also learn and benefit.”
Shown left to right in the photo are: Wendi Eiland, Chair of the Board, Beaverton Chamber of Commerce, Rich Bader, President & CEO, EasyStreet Online Services, and Denny Doyle, Mayor, City of Beaverton.
The ranking of Oregon Business Magazine’s 2011 “100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon” was presented at an Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 25. We’re proud to be one of 25 organizations who have made the list since its inception in 2009. Our sincere congratulations to RedSide of Oregon City for topping the list this year.
Solar Beaverton is a city of Beaverton organization that encourages residents to use 2011 state and federal tax credits as well as local incentives to lower the price of installing a residential solar system. In March, EasyStreet’s Green Team invited representatives from Solar Beaverton and LiveLight Energy LLC to present an informative workshop to interested EasyStreet staffers. Apparently, we were the first company to do so. (Since then, several EasyStreeters have had a free on-site solar assessment done on their homes.) Click here to read more about their visit and EasyStreet’s continued efforts to support Beaverton’s green initiatives.