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HP Debuts Low-Energy Ethernet Switch Modules

For HP, the new Energy Efficient Ethernet standard is something like a win-win. The firm is bringing to market a series of switches based on the newly ratified IEEE 802.3az standard that promise both performance improvements and significant reductions in power consumption.

With the 10 new switch module releases for its E8200 zl and E5400 zl platforms, HP is deploying technology that can dynamically react to the utilization of a network to power down unneeded components, promising energy savings of up to 50 percent. Enterprise Networking Planet has the story.


HP is improving both the performance and energy efficiency of its networking switches with 10 new switch module releases for the HP E8200 zl and E5400 zl platforms.

In the new modules, HP is taking advantage of the recently ratified IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet standard, which has the potential to reduce Ethernet port power consumption by as much as 50 percent. HP is also going above and beyond what is in the standard with updated software that can help to further control and reduce network switch power consumption.

Read the full story at Enterprise Networking Planet:
HP Networking Deploys New Energy Efficient Ethernet Switches