Gambit Communications Receives International Green Apple Award - Winner - Third Year in a Row
MIMIC Virtual Lab Cloud Creates Hundreads of On-line Labs, Saving Electricity Requirements By 90 Percent
Nashua, NH - November 30, 2010
Gambit Communications, a leading provider of network simulation tools, has been announced as a winner of the prestigious International Green Apple Award for Environmental best practice. The Award was in recognition of Gambit's environmentally friendly product - MIMIC Virtual Lab Cloud - Online labs for training for certifications.
The trophy was presented by The Green Organisation at 17th annual international awards ceremony at the House of Commons, London on Monday, November 15th. The ceremony was hosted by The Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP, and the presentations were made by star of screen and stage, former Bond Girl Alexandra Bastedo. This is the third time in a row that Gambit was honored with the award.
The Green Apple Awards are presented annually in recognition of companies, councils and communities carrying out projects that are environmentally friendly; there were 500 nominations this year. Other winners include BBC, Nissan andBristol Water.
The judges at the Green Organisation commented: "In a project designed to reduce the computer hardware requirements and electricity usage of large companies, Gambit Communications have produced the MIMIC Software package which operates as a virtual lab with thousands of simulated devices in one workstation. This will enable business to use far less equipment, cooling and floor space usually associated with hard-working data centers."
The award-winning MIMIC Simulator product will be featured in the next Green Book, the world's only work of reference on environmental best practices, and it will also receive a Green Hero Wall Shield award during a special prize ceremony on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, in February.
"We are absolutely delighted to have achieved this prestigious international award, again" said Uwe Zimmermann, president of Gambit Communications. "We are committed to create networking software in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. Our product, MIMIC Virtual Lab Cloud, has been helping network engineers decrease the carbon footprint, saving energy, and dramatically reduce the lab equipment along with the space needed. We are very proud to have received the Green Apple Award in recognition of our efforts three years in a row and it is wonderful to have this acknowledgment from The Green Organisation."
The use of MIMIC Simulator decreases the electricity requirements by 90 percent, reduces the current and future capital expense and removes the worry of recycling old electronic products or properly disposing of electronic waste such as lead and mercury. More information can be found at http://www.gambitcomm.com/site/support/inforeq.htm
The Green Apple Awards campaign is run by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-profit organisation that recognises, rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world. Their supporters include the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and various other professional bodies. National organizer Roger Wolens commented: "To show continued interest in environmental issues during the current financial climate shows great foresight and they deserve the recognition of being Green Apple Award winners."
About Gambit Communications, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Gambit Communications is a leader in network and SNMP simulation tools that enhance the productivity of management software developers and enterprise users while lowering their costs. MIMIC Simulator is a modular family of simulators used by leading networking vendors for use in applications from development and testing to operator training and disaster simulations. Gambit Communications' portfolio of over 600 customers includes: IBM, JP Morgan, VISA, Shell, US Army, US Air Force, CA, HP, Cisco, Intel, AT&T, MCI, Nortel, For more information on Gambit and MIMIC, please visit www.gambitcommunications.com .
About MIMIC Virtual Lab
MIMIC Virtual Lab provides an inexpensive way for network engineers and training providers to train, test, demo and prepare for Cisco certifications without purchasing equipment and maintaining labs for those functions. Engineers can access the lab from their favorite browser or install it on their desktop and practice anytime and anywhere they want.
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