Energy Efficiency: Overview
Effective Energy Efficiency Measurements for IP Networks
Rising energy prices have made data center energy costs a noticeable OPEX item, and therefore a target for optimization. Numerous commercial companies and government agencies are currently planning to set energy footprint goals for their computing and telecom equipment.
As an innovator in performance analysis solutions, Ixia is uniquely qualified to offer robust energy efficiency benchmarking solutions using its industry-leading layer 2-7 performance test tools. Ixia's IxGreen is the first commercial solution that implements both the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and energy consumption rate (ECR) specification for the measurement of energy efficiency of network devices and systems. IxGreen is specifically designed for energy efficiency testing of a variety of network equipment classes, including switches and routers.