Networks Generation:

Ethernet switching


July 14, 2010  3:01 PM

Power Down Or Else…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Certero, D-Link, Ethernet switching, Green Networking, PCs, power consumption, PowerStudio, Tesco

 Over the past couple of years, at Broadband-Testing we've carried out a number of power consumption tests, primarily focusing on switches of the Ethernet variety.

While we found that there are considerable differences in the amount of power drawn by different switch products - for...

February 5, 2010  1:47 PM

Qtn: When Is An Ethernet Switch Not An Ethernet Switch?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Acquisition, ADC, Avaya, Broadband-Testing, Cisco, Ethernet switching, HP ProCurve, IP telephony, jetNEXUS, Load balancing, Wine


Answer: when it's a power supply.

Just released the latest test report for HP on its ProCurve 2520 Ethernet switch - http://www.broadband-testing.co.uk/ReportList.aspx - and the point of interest here is not that it's got plenty of Layer 2/two and a bit features and is well priced...


March 11, 2009  6:39 PM

Lies, Damn Lies and Green-Washing

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, Ethernet switching, Nortel, power consumption, ProCurve

Interesting to see a little Cisco video up on its website:

CISCO video

It talks about "green" networking being basically a load of b******s - "just paint a switch green and you have green...


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