Enterprise networking vendor Cisco added new solutions and services to help enterprises become more energy efficient.
The expansion of the Cisco EnergyWise Suite is based on the integration of recently acquired JouleX software with Cisco’s existing services offerings and EnergyWise technology.
Cisco EnergyWise Suite helps to reduce energy costs by monitoring, measuring, and managing the energy usage of network-connected devices and systems regardless of vendor or device type.
The networking major says it would track switches, routers, servers, access points, IP phones, laptops, monitors, ATM machines, etc. using automated energy analytics and policy-based optimization.
IT energy use accounts for 25 to 80 percent of enterprise energy consumption, according to Gartner.
As part of the new offering, Cisco offers a free, trial license of EnergyWise Management software that provides basic energy and ROI reports; monitors energy of any device, data center and distributed office connected to a Cisco intelligent network.
The EnergyWise Fast Start trial software provides a snapshot of IT devices of energy usage and potential savings areas.
Cisco EnergyWise Management for Distributed Office software enables customers to save up to 35 percent of their IT energy costs, and the typical return on investment is achieved in three to six months.
Cisco EnergyWise Suite of software has helped customers across a range of industries such as financial services, telecommunications and throughout the public sector cut their energy costs by 35 percent on average.
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