H3C Data Center Switches First to be “Certified Green™”

January 26, 2010 by · Comments Off on H3C Data Center Switches First to be “Certified Green™” 

Web HostingMARLBOROUGH, Mass. – 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced that Miercom, a leading provider of independent test services, named its H3C® S12508 data center core switch and its H3C® S5820X top-of-rack switch the industry’s first data center class products to receive the Miercom “Certified Green™” designation. The Miercom testing confirmed that the H3C switches are designed to provide enterprise customers superior performance, scale and resiliency while using up to 50 percent less energy than competitive solutions, helping to dramatically lower the cost of data center operations.

“By the end of 2010, more than 50 percent of large data centers will reach maximum power consumption levels, leaving consumers in a major energy crisis as these organizations will be unable to scale data operations to support their business needs,” says Andreas Antonopoulos, senior vice president for research-advisory firm Nemertes Research. “This means power efficiency and accurate data on power consumption is absolutely vital for the future. To avert this crisis, organizations need to not only measure their own data on power consumption, but also, they need to begin demanding that vendors disclose all product efficiency data in order to serve as a key criterion for customers who are choosing the tools that will best provide them with sustainable next-generation data centers.”
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