Energy Management

Reduce energy consumption and costs across your data centers and distributed offices.

Cisco Energy Management Suite Product Overview
Now you can get the insight you need to measure and manage energy usage across your entire IP-connected infrastructure. With the Cisco Energy Management Suite, you can reduce energy costs by about 35 percent.

The suite components are described below:

  • Cisco Energy Management for Distributed Offices
    Provides continuous energy usage visibility, analytics, and policy-based energy management and helps you reduce IT energy costs throughout your distributed office environments. This software solution performs network-based monitoring of all IP-connected devices and systems, regardless of vendor. It includes PCs,
    Macs, IP phones, access points, printers, switches, routers, and more.
  • Cisco Energy Management for Data Center
    Provides continuous energy usage visibility, analytics, and policy-based energy management and helps you gain 100 percent visibility into data center energy usage. This software solution performs network-based monitoring of all devices and systems, regardless of vendor, including physical and virtual servers, routers,
    switches, power distribution units, storage devices, and more.
  • Fine Tune Energy Usage across the Enterprise
    Cisco Energy Management Optimization Service Consists of a 12-month subscription service focused on optimizing energy usage for your IT infrastructure. It includes Cisco Energy Management Software, which allows centralized management across your network.
    Achieve 100 percent visibility into energy usage in the data center and across distributed offices.
  • Cisco Energy Management as a Service
    Use this software-as-a-service (SaaS) application to manage energy without hosting the Cisco Energy Management application in your data center. Reduce energy usage and gain complete visibility without having to purchase, provision, or maintain expensive servers. Pay as you grow, with convenient one-,
    three-, or five-year subscriptions.

 

Supported connected equipment
  • Desktops and laptops: Windows, Mac, Linux,
    thin clients, virtualized desktops
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Voice over IP (VoIP) phones
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Wireless access points
  • Servers: Physical and virtual
  • Storage devices
  • Power distribution units (PDUs)
  • Uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs)
  • Computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units

The Cisco Energy Management Suite contains four modules:

  • Cisco Energy Management Discovery Service and Optimization Service
  • Cisco Energy Management Software for Distributed Offices
  • Cisco Energy Management for Data Center
  • Cisco Energy Management as a Service, which handles all of the functionality of the above three but hosted in the cloud instead of requiring client software on your premises. The system delivers cost savings in days, rather than weeks or months. And with agentless deployment, there’s no need to install software or meters on any of your network devices.