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Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Power Capping Impact to the Network

Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter network strategies help energy management

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Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Power Capping Impact to the Network

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel® Platforms
Power Capping Impact to the Network: Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540 Series with Intel® Node Manager and VMware vSphere* 5.0

Audience and Purpose
This reference architecture outlines a usage of energy management and network technologies as part of planning, provisioning, and optimizing strategies in enterprise and cloud data centers to reduce energy cost and address constrained power situations while realizing 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) throughput in their environments. This paper will give IT professionals architectural insights with methodical instructions to demonstrate Intel® Manageability products, run end-to-end on VMware vSphere* 5.0 and 10GbE on Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers. It is intended for data center administrators and enterprise IT professionals who seek energy management solutions to achieve better energy efficiency and power capacity utilization within existing or new data centers. This study also shows the relationship between processor, network throughput, and power management. Our conclusions can inform the IT professional in how understanding the impact of power management on network throughput can bring agility and reduced costs to their environments.

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