Today in the HP booth at Enterprise Connect, Robert Smithers, CEO Miercom presented Manfred Arndt, Distinguished Technologist UC&C, HP with the Miercom Certified Green Certification. This recognizes the large number of HP's Energy Efficient switches that have been tested by Miercom.
Miercom is an independent testing lab that rates networking equipment based on several criteria – such as power efficiency, heat dissipation, cooling requirements, energy efficiency and overall product efficiency. To meet Miercom’s stringent Certified Green criteria, HP Networking products had to be in the top 30 percent of the industry for energy efficiency and pass a thorough audit of “green” best practices.
The Miercom certification emulates real-world applications, testing several application profiles to determine benchmarks related to performance and power. Tests involved measuring the power consumption of products at different packet sizes, under various loading conditions, and with or without Power over Ethernet (PoE).
This validates the work that HP has been doing reducing the environmental footprint and operational costs through continued development work and leadership in the standardisation organizations. In December 2010, we announced that HP was the first to ship switches with the new IEEE Energy Efficient Ethernet stan.... This standard (IEEE 802.3az) reduces power consumption of IT devices by automatically adjusting energy use based on actual network traffic between switches and other networked devices in real time.
The new HP E-Series zl modules are the first IEEE Energy Efficient Ethernet-enabled switches to automatically enter “sleep mode” as will connected EEE-devices, when no traffic is being transmitted. During low activity, Energy Efficient Ethernet-enabled products enter a “sleep mode” that uses less energy than idling at full power, but allows the connected devices to instantly re-engage when data transmission occurs. This enables significant power savings over traditional switches, which offer limited correlation between energy consumption and actual traffic flow.
Did you know:
- ABI research has rated HP as the #1 IT company in environmental awareness
- HP modular switches enable up to 45 percent cost savings and our fixed-port switches enable up to 38 percent savings compared to industry averages (Source: Miercom)
- Using our management software, you can remotely schedule shutdown of idle PoE devices such as VoIP phones during the off hours – saving up to 73 percent in energy costs.
On the booth at Enterprise Connect we have some of the recently certified switches - including the HP 2910al, HP 2520 and HP 5406zl enterprise switches.