HP ProCurve networking products, including network management and switches, complement energy-efficient servers to save even more energy.
Designing energy-efficient products is only the first step in helping customers address their green IT needs through networking. Remotely managing and controlling the power delivery to the endpoints in the network is equally important to reduce the energy consumption of facilities.
With ProCurve Manager Plus (PCM+), users can schedule shutting off idle devices when they are not in use, realizing up to 73% in energy savings.
HP ProCurve Networking switches, which connect network segments and route data, may also help customers reduce their energy consumption.
Miercom, a leading independent test lab, awarded several ProCurve switches the Miercom Green certification, recognizing their excellent environmental performance. Comparing how many watts the switch consumes with the throughput it delivers, Miercom found that all eight ProCurve switches it analyzed performed better than the industry average. The HP ProCurve Switch 5406zl delivered the best energy performance with up to 45% savings.