Our green networking services guide includes news, tips, special reports, podcasts and interviews that will provide IT solutions providers with cost-effective and environmentally friendly networking techniques for clients. Learn how green networking services -- including designing a client's data center and network architecture -- can reduce spending, increase energy efficiency and create faster, more manageable networks.
- Network consolidation in data centers essential to reducing costs
The next generation of data center design puts focus on creating faster and easier-to-manage green networks that will be able to accomplish more work for half the price.
- Networking technology key to data center efficiency
CIOs want their data centers to be more energy efficient and kinder to the environment, according to a survey. The possible answer? A unified fabric network.
- Nortel takes on Cisco with energy savings credit initiative
Nortel is taking another swipe at Cisco Systems with an incentive program that credits new data networking customers the amount of money they would save on power by choosing Nortel's equipment over Cisco's.
- Special Report: Green networking
This special report on green networking services touches on the ways that green network design and equipment can save money and power, how to build a business case for green IT and how unified communications bolsters green strategies.
- Keeping it green: Design principles for efficient network architectures
Learn more about the specifics of efficient network design that you can implement to keep your network green, as well as avoiding waste of bandwidth, power and budget.
- Going green: Recycling and energy saving tips for mobile devices
In this 10-minute podcast, wireless mobility expert Craig Mathias talks about how to get the most use out of your mobile devices and batteries, how to conserve energy in network infrastructure and how to recycle those pieces of technology once they've expired.
- Craft a green IT action plan
Many IT departments want to undertake green IT initiatives but don't know where to start. Use this research note to gain an understanding of green networking.
- How green is my network? -- A look at the cost-savings benefit of green IT
Analyst Richard Ptak takes a look at how going green applies in network operations, and why the potential cost savings can be more persuasive than the ultimate goal of saving the environment.
- Cisco re-thinks Layer 8 networking with green components
Cisco Systems has re-written the rules of networking at the highest level, upgrading traditional Layer 8 technologies with higher-performing, greener counterparts.
- Green networking: Energy efficient upgrades can cut costs
A report by research firm In-Stat found that the worst offenders and early candidates for green networking equipment upgrades were gigabit Ethernet switches.
- Making the case for green networking
Value-added resellers should educate clients about green networking services and lay the groundwork for future business as green networking gains traction.
- Green networking: Selling the idea to executives
Gary Audin, president of network consulting firm Delphi Inc., has some radical ideas that could cut network-related power consumption to a fraction of what it is today. Although some of his theories and potential solutions seem far-fetched, they could truly reduce expenses and conserve energy. This article is part one of a two-part question-and-answer with Audin about power issues and the network.
- Networks in need of a green thumb
In part two of SearchNetworking.com's question-and-answer session, Gary Audin discusses the networking devices that drain the most power.
This was first published in February 2009