Energy consumption has become a fundamental concern for most businesses. In response to rising energy costs, government directives, and environmental concerns, businesses are focusing on understanding and controlling their energy usage.
Many businesses are now seeking solutions to:
- Cut operational costs while improving efficiency
- Comply with energy regulation and legislation
- Reduce and remove energy management silos
- Bridge the gap between IT and facility management
Cisco EnergyWise is an energy management protocol based on Cisco IOS Software for monitoring, controlling, and reporting the energy use of IT and facilities equipment. It enables companies to measure and manage the power consumption of network infrastructure and network-attached devices, thereby reducing power consumption to realize increased cost savings.
EnergyWise encompasses a highly intelligent network-based approach to communicate messages that measure and control energy between management applications and endpoints. It also uses a unique domain-mapping system to query and summarize information from large sets of devices, making it simpler than traditional network management capabilities.
There are three main benefits to Cisco EnergyWise:
- It creates visibility into how electricity is consumers within your organization and locations
- Allows you to turn off devices from always on to always available based on user requirements
- Allows you to reduce power consumption while maintaining business productivity
Commscope’s iPatch Solution and Cisco EnergyWise
In 2011, CommScope collaborated with Cisco to integrate EnergyWise with their SYSTIMAX iPatch Intelligent Infrastructure Solution in an effort to enhance the energy saving potential. The iPatch solution provides IT managers improved network visibility, allowing them to track the physical locations of all networked devices, such as desktop and laptop computers, wireless access points, IP phones and cameras in real time.
As the industry strives to reduce its carbon footprint, the integration of iPatch location information and Energywise power management capabilities can further reduce energy consumption, whilst also improving operational efficiency and reducing costs.
Activo is proud to work with both Cisco and CommScope to bring these technological innovations to our customers.
For more information about EnergyWise or iPatch technology, please contact us.