Authors: Julia White
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Today, I am please to the highlight a recently released white paper from Avaya that focuses on efficiency within our solutions, both in operations and through a new dynamic power management system, called the Avaya Energy Saver. This power management tool and dashboard allow IT managers to drill down to specific ports within the network, thereby adjusting the IT power load appropriately to right-size the network as demand dictates. These managers can also monitor and manage the health of the network, with real-time and dynamic data flowing to the power management software. This paper, titled Avaya Energy Saver: High efficiency workspace, outlines some impressive results, with modeled projections of at least 40 % savings, and up to 60 %, depending on the switch.
Avaya Energy Saver
Basically, this power management tool powers down the network equipment during off-peak periods of traffic. Think of it as a dimmer switch for the network. But it is much more than a simple switch; think the application really is a set of intelligent controls which allow customers to tune energy savings appropriate to their business needs.
The reality is that most networks run at far from peak demand for most of their operational life, for example during the night when people are sleeping or hanging out with their family/friends. This variability in network demand is juxtaposed with the necessity of an always on-always ready network for today’s global business environment.
What to do? This is where Energy Saver comes in. What happens with Avaya Energy Saver is that the ports of the system, such as VoIP telephones, wireless access points, PoE card readers and IP video surveillance cameras, are powered down dramatically. It is pretty simple from there as this powering down reduces the energy draw of the device and hence the network. Then, once traffic increases, the system dynamically powers up, with no loss of power or functionality, such an emergency response or any or myriad of critical business functions.
Avaya’s solution is a bit different than other offerings on the energy savings front, as it keeps the network on, but in much lower operating power/capacity. We understand that the network is essential to customers’ operations, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and hence this approach. The savings that Avaya has modeled and realized during testing is significant, at least 40 %, and this savings builds on top of the IP hardware itself. Avaya LAN Switches, call servers, gateways, unified messaging servers and gigabit IP phones have been independently tested and it has been proven that Avaya solutions are much more energy-efficient than comparable equipment
Check out the white paper
I encourage you to give it a full read, here is an excerpt;
Avaya is pleased to now extend our broad-based energy-saving value proposition to its energy management systems. Avaya not only provides energy-efficient equipment and solutions, but also tools for our customers to monitor and manage the energy consumption of their Avaya network via the Avaya Energy Saver. Avaya Energy Saver is a part of the Avaya Unified Communications Management (UCM) solution that enables centralized quality of service, IP filter and Avaya Energy Saver policy-based provisioning for Avaya equipment. At its core, Avaya Energy Saver introduces new energy service architecture for customers to monitor, report and enforce Energy Saver and PoE policies.
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