On June 13 at Cisco Live 2012 San Diego, the Cisco Unified Access team announced Cisco EnergyWise Finder, a new patent-pending feature built into the Cisco EnergyWise protocol that allows you to find the power source of Cisco devices and EnergyWise-capable endpoints.
Hold on… So, what is Cisco EnergyWise?
I get this question often, and so although rehearsed this is what I say: Cisco EnergyWise is an energy management protocol based on Cisco IOS Software for monitoring, controlling, and reporting the energy use of information technology devices. EnergyWise combined with Cisco devices and an ecosystem of partner devices turns your network into a control plane for energy management. With certain building management system partners you can even extend this control plane to facilities and non-IT devices.
Ok, now that you understand Cisco EnergyWise, what is EnergyWise Finder and why is it important?
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Tags: Cisco EnergyWise, Green IT
Increasing energy demands as well as rising energy costs have driven organizations to investigate ways to reduce energy consumption. To be effective in energy management, the solution must be simple and easy to deploy. Cisco EnergyWise combining with JouleX technology offers such a solution.
A little bit of background about Cisco EnergyWise. Introduced in January of 2009, Cisco EnergyWise uses the network to collect power information of IP-network-connected devices. Through the intelligence unique to the network and the reach of Cisco networks, Cisco has helped many customers to monitor, report and reduce energy consumption, and ultimately cut energy and operational costs. Most importantly, EnergyWise is free to Cisco Catalyst switching and access routing customers, as it is integrated into the Cisco IOS software.
Realizing that customers may have their own preferences in management applications, Cisco provides the options of its own Cisco LMS, as well as collaborating with leading energy management app vendors such as JouleX in providing choices of management platforms.
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Tags: Cisco EnergyWise, Cisco IOS software, Energy Management Deployments, JouleX EnergyManager (JEM), JouleX Technnology
If you’re not familiar with Cisco EnergyWise, it is an innovative technology available in all of the Catalyst Switching and access routing platforms that enables the monitoring, reporting and managing of power usage within the entire organization. The heart of the solution is to address the energy management within enterprise campus IT and touch almost all IT connected devices.
What customers can benefit from Cisco EnergyWise is the capability to not only managing the IT devices that Cisco Catalyst switches directly touch, but also equipment beyond IT. How does this work? The answer is through open APIs and SDK. Cisco has a large ecosystem partners for EnergyWise . With these partners, a new array of solutions and capabilities become possible.
One of the key Cisco EnergyWise partners is Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries. Today Schneider Electric and Cisco announce the innovative energy management solution for the entire building portfolio. With the combined solution, building owners and operators can manage all energy-consuming building assets, such as HVAC, lighting, security, as well as IT assets, such as IP phones, IP cameras, PCs and laptops.
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Tags: Building Management Systems, Cisco EnergyWise, Schneider Electric
Cisco EnergyWise is the central nervous system for enterprise energy management. Many of you have heard of this innovation. The unique network intelligence allows for monitoring, control and reporting of energy usage for IP-enabled end devices, helping to reduce energy consumption. More significant cost savings come with the joint Cisco and partner energy management solutions.
Cisco EnergyWise partnerships are growing rapidly. The total number of device and application partners has increased 8x since Q2 of 2010, and now it is 80+ strong! This allows customers to take advantage of broad selections of solutions to build a true EnergyWise enterprise.
Lenovo ThinkPad is the latest to join the EnergyWise eco-system family. Today Lenovo and Cisco announced a joint solution to manage PC power usage. With EnergyWise being natively supported, Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops become the first PCs on the market that can help to reduce energy consumption without any additional costs to customers.
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Tags: Cisco EnergyWise, Lenovo ThinkPad laptops
How do you take the most widely deployed modular switch in the industry, and make it better? With more than 650,000 chassis deployed, how do you protect your customers’ investments in their existing platform while offering a seamless path to deploy new components without forcing “fork-lift” upgrades?
On October 5th, Cisco announced a complete refresh of the Catalyst 4500 series platform, the most widely deployed modular platform in the industry, with new supervisor engine, line cards and operating system. We gave it 2.6x more bandwidth, and the highest PoEP port density of any access switch in the industry. Catalyst 4500E comes with an open and modular operating system, IOS XE that is capable of running 3rd party services. The new system is highly available with features such as sub 10 millisecond In Service Software Upgrades. Flexible NetFlow brings unprecedented application visibility. Catalyst 4500E ships with a single universal software image – one image for LAN Base, IP Base and Enterprise Services that is managed by software licensing application. Customers can also introduce new line cards without upgrading the OS. We designed Catalyst 4500E for the future while providing support for the past by making the new components compatible with existing chassis. In fact, Catalyst 4500 platform offers the longest investment protection of any modular access switch in the industry with more than 10 years of backward compatibility.
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Tags: Borderless Networks, Catalyst 4500 series platform, Cisco EnergyWise, Cisco TrustSec, Flexible NetFlow, IOS XE, medianet