Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers: Achieving Energy Efficiency through Service Integration

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By Cisco Systems

Environmental responsibility has become an important topic of discussion in the last few years"”not only in the general public, but in businesses as well. Many major corporations have begun to institute green policies that guide the manner in which they manage their operations. As companies work toward minimizing their effect on the environment, they must examine several areas:

Business operations, especially as related to the effect of space, power, and cooling on energy consumption;

Supplemental benefits of carbon reduction such as reduced numbers of employees commuting and traveling;

Equipment longevity to forestall e-waste and management policies for the responsible retirement of obsolete equipment;

Selection of suppliers and vendors that operate their businesses in an ecologically conscientious fashion.

The innovative, new Cisco® ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Router can be an important component in helping you achieve your overall environmental objectives. By consolidating the capabilities of multiple single-function devices and allowing you to instantly turn on new services, the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router provides an energy-efficient and long-lasting deployment alternative. This approach offers you direct benefits, such as reduced rack space, power, and cooling requirements. In addition, it facilitates many secondary benefits, including the ability to reduce employee travel and training costs.

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