The Climate Savers Computing Initiative working group that has been defining approaches to improve the energy efficiency of networking gear has released a new white paper outlining some of its early suggestions for best practices.
Issues including power supply selection as well as specific operational challenges associated with load fluctuations are explored in detail. The paper includes insights from Broadcom, Cisco, ECOS, Emerson Network Power, LikeOn, F5, Intel and Juniper Networks and is the first in a three part series that is described in more detail in the video below.
The speaker is George Goodman, executive director for Climate Savers. The next paper more explicitly focuses on power management considerations.