3Com H3C data centre solutions get green credential

3Com's H3C data centre switches are first to receive Miercom green certification

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By  Mark Sutton Published  February 1, 2010

3Com's H3C S12508 data centre core switch and S5820X top-of-rack switch have become the first data centre class products to receive the Miercom 'Certified Green' designation.

Testing by Miercom found that the H3C switches gave maximum throughput while consuming less than half of the power of comparable competitor solutions.

Miercom said that the design of the H3C solutions provides a range of efficiencies including full feature/low power ASIC technology, highly efficient modular I/O components and power supplies, and fully configurable power saving features.

The H3C's Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF), which allows simpler, two tier network designs, also helps to reduce the number of discrete platforms, further reducing power and cooling requirements.

Rob Smithers, CEO of Miercom commented: "I would like to congratulate 3Com on being the first networking company to receive recognition for its design of green data centre switches. We are proud to recognize solutions such as the H3C S12508 and S5820X as they are leading the industry in bringing environmental awareness further into in the data centre by helping enterprises improve the efficiency of their data centre operations in 2010 and beyond. The switches were proven in testing to offer maximum throughput while consuming less than half of the power for 10GE modules compared to the published specification for competing vendors' modules."

"Lowering power consumption while maximizing capacity are top concerns among enterprise CIOs. This is especially true in the data centre where energy costs are rapidly escalating and where power limitations can inhibit the scale out of IT capacity to support business operations," said Mahmoud El-Ali, general manager, 3Com Middle East. "This certification validates our commitment to deliver the highest performing networking solutions that are also highly energy efficiency, affording customers the flexibly to design and build a new generation of highly scalable and sustainable data centres."

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