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Reduce costs and increase operational efficiency while optimizing greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions and complying with government directives.

By measuring, reporting, and reducing energy consumption across the entire corporate infrastructure, the innovative Cisco EnergyWise technology can significantly impact a company's entire facilities energy budget.

This new energy management architecture helps improve operational efficiency for any powered device, from Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices to IP-enabled building controllers.

Save Power and Improve Mobility

  • Decrease power consumption by 50 percent by switching off access point radios on a user-defined schedule using Adaptive Power Management for Cisco Aironet Access Points.

Improve Switching Performance Without Increasing Power Requirements

  • Selectively inspect traffic using the Programmable Intelligent Services Accelerator for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switch.
  • Offload some traffic forwarding to the supervisor on the switch by using trusted flow acceleration enhancements to the Firewall Services Module (FWSM) for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switch.
  • Restrict power usage by unused or idle slots and implement more effective PoE monitoring and management with the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series switches.
  • Support 48 10/100 PoE ports, two copper, and two Small Form Factor Pluggable uplink ports with the Cisco Catalyst 2960-48PS-L.

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Simplify the deployment of security capabilities from the core to the individual remote worker, while reducing equipment footprint and increasing energy efficiency.


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Control energy consumption and costs, improve resource utilization, and reduce your organization's environmental impact with help from Cisco and our certified partners. The following services help businesses prioritize initiatives, assess operations, align solutions to enhance network environments, and adapt to business or market changes.

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Change the way business is conducted and implement new practices to reduce your carbon footprint by extending the influence of IT on environmental sustainability.

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Reduce dependency on physical travel and scale globally while reducing your GHG emissions footprint.

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Close the productivity gap created by today's borderless enterprise and create sustainable operations which accelerate innovation, while increasing agility and productivity.

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Pursue green initiatives and optimize business processes to reduce costs and increase productivity, efficiency, and innovation with help from the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), the company's strategic global consulting arm that works with Global 500 CXOs and public sector leaders.

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Introducing Cisco EnergyWise

John Chambers, Cisco Chairman and CEO, discusses EnergyWise, an innovative technology built on the Cisco switching portfolio. John highlights how this technology will help customers meet their green goals, including drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, becoming more energy efficient, and lowering operational costs.

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Cisco EnergyWise Vision And Solutions

Judy Lin, SVP, Ethernet Switching Technology Group speaks about how Cisco is leading the way by helping customers meet their green goals with technology innovations such as Cisco EnergyWise, industry partnerships and standards based framework.

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Going Green: Cisco's Vision And Solutions

Laura Ipsen, Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Government Affairs, discusses Cisco's pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2012 and the elements needed to achieve that goal.

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Cisco EnergyWise Seen As Key to Centralized Energy Management

University of Plymouth shows how Cisco EnergyWise enables a truly central energy management infrastructure.

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New: Savings With Company-Wide Energy Management

Schneider Electric partners with Cisco and expands customers' energy management to the entire infrastructure, including IT and facilities.

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Cisco: Driving Toward Greener IT

Gartner and Cisco discuss the benefits of corporate-wide energy management. Featuring Analyst Firm Gartner.

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Simplify Network Management to Reduce Costs

Kenny VanZant explains how customers can benefit from integrating Cisco EnergyWise with the SolarWinds Orion family of products.

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Green: Good For Business and The Environment

Marie Hattar, Vice President of Network Systems and Security Solutions, explains how to increase efficiency and reduce carbon footprint with green innovations in Cisco's product portfolio.

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Network Energy Efficiency: The New Frontier

Discover how complimentary new tools from Cisco can transform your network into an energy management platform for your entire corporate infrastructure. Technology Focus: Routing and Switching

Green IT: The CIO's Answer to Business Efficiency

Rick Hutley, Vice President, Global Innovation, Internet Business Solutions Group addresses Cisco's impact of going green.

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