Cisco Forms EnergyWise Partner Program

The company's outreach to other green-power companies focuses on integrating power management with network devices to monitor and control power usage

January 30, 2009

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Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) this week initiated a partner program that integrates power management with network devices to monitor and control power usage. The company estimates 30% reduction in power consumption could drive adoption.

Dubbed EnergyWise, the program was announced Tuesday along with partners from Schneider Electric, makers of power distribution and automation equipment; Verdiem, which manages PC and laptop power; and SolarWinds, known for network management. The collaboration lays the groundwork for robust, automated power management, Cisco said. EnergyWise software will be available on Catalyst switches via a software upgrade to all customers with a support contract.

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