Cisco EnergyWise is a Green IT technology that takes a network-based approach to communicate messages that measure and control energy between network devices and endpoints. With Cisco EnergyWise the network discovers Cisco EnergyWise manageable devices, monitors their power consumption, and takes action based on business rules to reduce power consumption. Cisco EnergyWise uses a unique domain-naming system to query and summarize information from large sets of devices, making it simpler than traditional network management capabilities. Cisco EnergyWise has a management interface that allow facilities and network management applications to communicate with endpoints and each other using the network as a unifying fabric. The management interface uses standard SNMP or SSL to integrate Cisco and third-party management systems. (Adapted from Cisco EnergyWise)
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