Ethernet Power Study of Cisco and Competitive Products
By Cisco Systems
Published 2008; Posted September 2008


Abstract:


For LAN switching customers to better understand the power consumption of Cisco Catalyst switches relative to other competitive brands in the market, Cisco commissioned Miercom to analyze the following nine switches:

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Cisco Catalyst 2960 48TC-L

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Cisco Catalyst 2960G-48-TC-L

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Cisco Catalyst 3560E-48PD

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HP ProCurve 2650

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HP ProCurve 3500yl-48G

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Nortel BayStack 5510-48T

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3Com 5500G-E

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Cisco Catalyst 3750G-48PS

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Cisco Catalyst C3750E-48PD-F


The power consumption of Cisco Catalyst switches is appreciably lower than that of comparable competitors. This reduces the total cost of ownership and creates less CO2, thus giving organizations a smaller carbon footprint.
 

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