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Foundations of Green IT: Consolidation, Virtualization, Efficiency, and ROI in the Data Center by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 12. The Existing Network Environment with Enhancements

This chapter covers an existing network environment and the replacement of old networking electronics to modernize the environment. The replacement of the old networking electronics has both technological and green advantages in the environment.

The case study presented in this chapter is a typical antiquated network environment that can easily be updated to be more efficient.

Existing Network Environment Example

This section covers a case study network environment that my firm analyzed and upgraded. Like most network environments, this network grew in a piece-meal fashion by adding networking electronics, such as switches, in small increments. The network is operational, ...

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