Networking

Delivering a Greener Data Center

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Executive Summary

Extreme Networks is committed to reducing energy and promoting a greener world both with networks and business practices. The company takes a lifecycle approach to power efficiency and management, from product inception, through deployment and operation, and then onto eventual retirement. When the authors first design a product, they select components with a view to minimizing the amount of hardware required, while leveraging power-optimized network processors switch fabrics, and physical interfaces. This is reflected in lower operational costs, where they also provide tools for IT to more effectively monitor and manage power utilization in real-time. Their high-density 1 GbE, 10 GbE, and 40 GbE Ethernet further allow operators to reduce tiers and switches in their network infrastructure, allowing for simpler, faster, and greener solutions.

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