Delivering a Greener Data Center

August 5, 2016

Extreme Networks is committed to reducing energy and promoting a greener world both with our networks and our business practices. The company takes a lifecycle approach to power efficiency and management, from product inception, through deployment and operation, and then onto eventual retirement. When we first design a product, we select components with a view to minimizing the amount of hardware required, while leveraging power-optimized network processors, switch fabrics, and physical interfaces. This is reflected in lower operational costs, where we also provide tools for IT to more effectively monitor and manage power utilization in real-time.

Our high-density 1 GbE, 10 GbE, and 40 GbE Ethernet further allow operators to reduce tiers and switches in their network infrastructure, allowing for simpler, faster, and greener solutions. And, they promote longevity through stacking flexibility, ExtremeXOS upgradability, and a shared hardware architecture across the portfolio that minimizes obsolescence. Then, we promote maximum recyclability when a product reaches end-of-life. Our supply chain is developed with a view to minimizing environmental impact while streamlining our operations, with Extreme Networks new global distribution center built in Hong Kong located in the same region as our manufacturing. Ultimately, delivering a green data center is about preserving the environment while saving costs across the device lifecycle.

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