HP Has Key Role About New Energy Efficient Ethernet Standard

December 8, 2010 by | Comments

HP today announced it is the first to ship products based on a new
energy-efficient Ethernet standard it helped develop that enables clients to
reduce the energy consumption and operational costs of their IT equipment.

The IEEE Energy Efficient Ethernet 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. Through HP’s implementation of the standard,
clients benefit from lower power consumption, both at the switch and the
end-point device, reducing total cost of ownership by up to 51 percent.(1)

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.

HP: Leading the development of industry standards in networking

Since most networking activity occurs in bursts, network equipment is an
ideal platform for an Energy Efficient Ethernet standards-based framework that
automatically regulates power consumption, based on network traffic.

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

HP is a pioneer and collaborator in hundreds of industry working groups and
forums. This ensures that
HP Networking
solutions are flexible and interoperable, enabling clients to
garner increased business value from their IT infrastructure investments versus
getting locked into proprietary solutions.

HP powers the industry’s leading researchers

The College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University is
one of the top oceanographic research institutions in the United States because
of the impact of the scientific contributions and leadership roles of its
faculty in ocean- and climate-related programs. Their high-demand network
environment warrants new technologies that increase network performance and
density, while improving energy efficiency.

“HP’s new Ethernet switch enabled us to add more power to our core compute
and storage services while reducing energy costs. It doubled our 10G capacity
without system down time,” said Chuck Sears, manager, Research Computing,
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University. “With HP’s
new modules, our network infrastructure is more agile and provides increased
bandwidth for our researchers, yet it requires less physical space and consumes
less energy.”

Networking is a key component of
HP Converged Infrastructure,
which enables the
Instant-On Enterprise
. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On
Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers,
employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

More information about HP networking solutions is available at


–(Hewlett-Packard News Releases)–

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