Cisco EnergyWise

Cisco EnergyWise is a technology developed by Cisco Systems to help organizations manage, monitor, and reduce the energy consumption of their IT infrastructure. It was introduced in 2009 as part of Cisco's commitment to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. EnergyWise is designed to work with Cisco network devices, such as switches and routers, and third-party devices that support the EnergyWise protocol.

The primary goal of Cisco EnergyWise is to reduce energy consumption and costs while minimizing the environmental impact of IT operations. To achieve this, EnergyWise provides the following features and capabilities:

  • Energy monitoring: EnergyWise enables organizations to measure the energy consumption of their network devices and connected endpoints, such as computers, servers, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This provides visibility into the energy usage patterns of the IT infrastructure, helping to identify areas of inefficiency and potential savings.
  • Energy management: EnergyWise allows organizations to control the power state of their devices, either manually or through automated policies. This can include features like turning off devices when not in use, adjusting power settings based on usage patterns or time of day, and implementing power-saving modes for devices during periods of low activity.
  • Reporting and analytics: EnergyWise collects and analyzes energy usage data, generating reports and insights that can help organizations understand their energy consumption trends, identify opportunities for improvement, and track the progress of energy-saving initiatives.
  • Integration with third-party systems: EnergyWise can integrate with third-party energy management systems, building automation systems, and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools, providing a unified platform for managing energy consumption across the organization.

By implementing Cisco EnergyWise, organizations can gain better control over their energy usage, reduce energy costs, and minimize their environmental impact. In addition to the financial and environmental benefits, EnergyWise can also help organizations comply with energy efficiency regulations and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability to customers, investors, and other stakeholders.

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IT Infrastructure