|"I can take a certain amount of creative marketing; e.g. how many vendors claim leadership in any given area," said Tony Rybczynski - Nortel Director of Strategic Enterprise Technologies. "However a recent white paper by Cisco titled Reduce Power Consumption Through Integrated Services Delivery is frankly an insult to the intelligence of IT professionals with its intentionally misleading logic."|
|Cisco 3845 Integrated Services Router||Six Competitor Appliances|
|Power Consumption (Million W-hr)||10.32||42.34|
|Cooling Requirements (Million BTU)||35.21||143.54|
|Carbon Generated (T)||594||2,431|
"I agree that device consolidation in the branch is very attractive from an opex/capex perspective, and also that environmentally green solutions have both business value and societal benefit." "However, I believe that enterprises shouldn't be blind-sighted by such deceptive manipulation of facts and look at alternatives." "Nortel's Secure Router would be one place to start, both from a price/performance and energy efficiency basis." "I don’t particularly recommend that you read the paper, but I do encourage you to look for the facts on energy efficiencies of different solutions."
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