Atum Makes the Cut as a Finalist in the Quest for Canada’s Smartest & Greenest IT Departments

Hosting provider that specializes in virtualization is among the 4 national finalists for Canada’s Greenest IT  

 – The quest for “Canada’s Smartest IT” that started in early 2010 is finally over. The 12 national finalists for smartest & greenest categories will be brought together on June 16 at the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto to announce the winners. Atum, who are experts in virtualizing business IT infrastructures in return minimizing costs and the environmental footprint, are a finalist for the Greenest IT award. The award criteria included companies with a sustainability objectives, overall green corporate strategy, vendor initiatives and programs, and personal passion for all things green. The gala is organized by IT World Canada and Info World and sponsored by IBM, Compugen, Samsung, Virtual Causeway and D-Link.

The quest for Canada’s Smartest IT is meant to recognize industry leaders that drive the Canadian economy, by celebrating the innovative technologies. The Smartest & Greenest IT quest recognizes companies that have the ability to run a well managed IT organization that delivers cost effective service as well as innovative financial and environmental beneficial solutions within and beyond the company. The gala on June 16 will recognize the nominees and their accomplishments in innovative business technology as well as award the winners.

A finalist for Greenest IT category, Atum specializes in virtualizing IT infrastructures, providing dedicated virtual private server (VPS) hosting and spreading awareness about the innovative efficient & environmentally friendly hosting.

“Virtualization means doing more with less,” states John Posan, Business Development Director.


“This results in fewer resources used holding the potential to decrease green house emissions significantly while at the same time increasing performance and cutting costs. It serves as an advantage to both the business and the environment and without a doubt is the future of hosting.”

With virtualization, on average a single physical server is now able to run 35 dedicated virtual servers with increased security and performance. This allows for utilization for resources and on average reducing company server count by 85%. Fewer servers mean reduced real estate needs and less waste heat delivering dramatic reductions in space requirements and energy use.

Atum also implements and participates in various green initiative programs starting in the everyday office routines such as a no plastic policy moving on to a macro scale of hardware recycling where Atum will purchase hardware from clients who want to switch to a virtual environment.  

“We’re ecstatic to be part of the quest. We are proud to be a Canadian IT leader who is conscious about the environment, coming up with solutions that benefit both business operations and the earth,” confirms Posan.

For more information on the event visit: http://www.smartest-it.ca/

Atum is based in Toronto, Canada and has been a leading server hosting provider for small to medium sized businesses for over 10 years. Working together with partners such as Microsoft, IBM, Citrix, RedHat, Symantec, Cisco, and Lenovo, Atum provides premium services to industries as diverse as software companies, web design firms, media agencies, doctor’s offices, law & architect firms. Helping businesses make the most out of their budgets, Atum offers hosted exchange email, IT support and specializes in VPS hosting