Tuesday, December 7, 2010

HP Ships Energy Efficient Ethernet Switch

HP is the first to ship products based on a new energy-efficient Ethernet standard (IEEE 802.3az), which 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. The connected devices are able to instantly re-engage when data transmission occurs.

HP expects the IEEE Energy Efficient Ethernet standard will be implemented across multiple devices, including servers, laptops and wireless access points. This will further reduce energy consumption and, therefore, lower IT costs across the enterprise.