Ixia, Juniper going green?

Martin Hannigan Martin.Hannigan at verneglobal.com
Wed Nov 5 18:54:06 UTC 2008

Going green on your hardware is not necessarily about consumption as it is efficiency and I think that there is much difficulty in showing that on a piece of hardware without relation to capacity, cooling, or some other meaningful output. PUE is reasonable to some extent to measure a facilities efficiency. 
Watts per gig or meg seems a reasonable measure for this and Force10 was talking about that ions ago, but I have to wonder why Juniper and IXIA aren't doing this in conjunction with the Green Grid.
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From: Glen Kent [mailto:glen.kent at gmail.com]
Sent: Wed 05-Nov-08 06:11
To: OPS Gurus
Subject: Ixia, Juniper going green?


I wonder what impact this would put on other vendors to turn down
their power consumptions and turn, as Juniper and Ixia like to put it
- Green!

BTW, the specs are a little skewed because they're only measuring
power consumption when the router is only forwarding traffic, i.e.,
there is no traffic going to CPU.

Also any idea about the genesis of this ECR initiative
(http://www.ecrinitiative.org/) and what their eventual goal is ?


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