Cisco loses $2M order to ruthless Nortel energy efficiency calculator

Signage on display at the Nortel Interop booth in Las Vegas this week:

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Estimate your potential savings by not paying the: Cisco Energy Tax The ruthless Nortel energy efficiency calculator continues to take its toll on Cisco according to the most recent TMCnet Hyperconnected Enterprise blog entry:

Tony Rybczynski
"I’m here at Interop and customers are getting the facts (verified by independent third parties) on Green networking (50% less energy consumption), on performance (20x better), on reliability (7x the resilience) and on TCO (50% reduction) of our networking solutions," blogs Nortel Enterprise Director - Tony Rybczynski. "One customer (a School District) stopped processing an order for $2M of Cisco gear when they heard this story!"

"The bottom-line is that enterprises need to do due diligence and look at alternatives to Cisco in the data space. That’s exactly what this School Board is doing." Related story: Cisco: When it comes to energy efficiency, there is no one magic metric to measure goodness


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