IP-Enabled Energy Management: A Proven Strategy for Administering Energy as a Service

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 16, 2010 - Computers - 504 pages

Extend Your Energy Management Capabilities

Managing energy usage via a company network allows you to create an energy management program that can be scaled company-wide, and this unique book shows you just how to do it. Through step-by-step instruction and real-world case studies drawn from the expert author team's own experience at Cisco, this book lays out an IP-based energy management strategy to optimize resources, dramatically increase energy savings, and significantly reduce your carbon footprint.

How do you establish energy management across multiple functions, such as compute, network, and storage while preparing for building infrastructure convergence? How do you set up energy domains on a network? How do you bring this all together into one unified energy program then deploy it, manage it, and measure results? Find the answers in this timely guide.

  • Consider energy in terms of risk, cost, and resource management

  • Gather raw data on where your company is now and set up benchmarking

  • Create strategies across multiple stakeholders and goals, including facilities, IT, security, and sustainability

  • Establish and administer energy domains

  • Review the basics of energy accounting, measure results, and set up reporting

  • See how to make your program sustainable and prepare for the future



About the Authors
A Stake in the Ground
Assessing Value
Managing Your Project
Building a Pilot Deployment
Pilot to Production
Administering Energy Domains
Making Your Program Sustainable
Preparing for the Next Big Thing
The Bottom Line
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Rob Aldrich is a Senior Manager for Cisco's Efficiency Assurance Program as well as Principal Energy Services Architect and energy efficiency expert at Cisco. Aldrich is currently focused on working with customers, partners, and Cisco engineering to develop new solutions to global energy challenges. John Parello is currently a Technical Leader in the Ethernet Switching and Technology Group at Cisco and is the lead architect and inventor of Cisco EnergyWise. With over 25 years of technical experience, Parello has created systems and solutions in the public utility, finance, wired, and wireless network management and start-up sectors.

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