Energy Efficient (Power Over) Ethernet

By Ethernet Alliance

With over 300M Ethernet ports shipped worldwide, the networking industry is effortlessly working on standards and technologies to reduce energy consumption. This paper describes the benefits of employing Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) as specified in IEEE802.3az-2010 and Energy Efficient Power over Ethernet (EEPoE) as allowed by the IEEE802.3at-2009 standard to reduce the energy consumption of Power over Ethernet Switches.