Extreme Networks and Avaya Go Green

Extreme Networks and Avaya today announced that its combined Go Green IP telephony solution is set to reduce UK businesses carbon footprint through dramatically reducing electricity usage of its phones, with energy savings between 50 and 75 percent compared to the current solution. The new solution – built around Extreme Networks’ ExtremeXOS Universal Port Automation technology and Avaya’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) Gigabit Ethernet Deskphones – powers down phones when not in use, offering the potential for significant cost and environmental savings.

“With companies rightly looking to reduce their carbon footprint, solutions such as Go Green from Extreme Networks and Avaya are highly relevant and sought after,” explains Extreme Networks Regional Director, UK and Ireland, Paul Phillips. “Through the automated power down of a block of IP phones in areas of the building not regularly used at night or weekends, companies can save money and do their bit for the environment in one go.”

The Go Green solution is easy to manage and provides the speeds required by today’s bandwidth intensive users. Once the edge policies have been created and the power saving criteria chosen, the ExtremeXOS Universal Port Automation powers off the IP handsets outside of these time boundaries, resulting in power savings on both the switch ports and the phones themselves.

For a typical company with 200 non-essential phones that are powered down outside of normal office hours by the Go Green solution between 17:00 each evening and restarting at 09:00 each working morning, there can be a 75 percent reduction in costs associated with running network connected IP phones.

Industry leaders in network infrastructure and intelligent communications respectively, the Extreme Networks and Avaya alliance was formed in 2003 to offer secure and best-of-breed, converged network solutions for enterprises to optimise voice, data and video applications on an easily managed robust infrastructure. The relationship consists of providing jointly developed product and technology solutions as well as Avaya single point of accountability for complete end-to-end networks.

“Avaya’s Deskphones provide one of the ultimate voice communications experiences available today and Extreme Networks one of the most intelligent core-class operating systems,” adds Nick Roullier, Country Manager, Avaya, UK “By working together with Extreme we have developed the Engaged Network, an integral part of Avaya’s Intelligent Communications offering that can become an integral part of UK Business’ green initiatives, encouraging responsible use of resources while delivering real energy cost savings.”