May 15, 2008 09:00 ET

Energy Efficiency-Are You Paying Too Much for Your Data Network?

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Cost savings are key to IT decision makers and CIO's world wide. But for many, energy efficiency is too difficult to calculate or measure. To change this, Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) has introduced the Nortel Energy Efficiency Calculator (NEEC) - an IT planning tool that allows decision makers to measure their energy consumption costs and identify the cost saving opportunities of working with Nortel. Using the NEEC, customers can plug in various network deployment scenarios, evaluate trade-offs in network design and most importantly, determine their potential energy cost savings when using Nortel vs. a leading competitor.

Quick Facts - Saving money with Nortel:

- The Nortel Energy Efficiency Calculator and its findings have been third party validated by the Tolly Group(3) in a real world test - and the message is clear: Nortel data network products use significantly less energy than competing Cisco products without sacrificing performance.

- The Tolly Group also tested Nortel data switching products and found that they use up to half of the energy consumption, offer 20 times the performance and are four-to-seven times more resilient than the primary competitor's (3).

- In addition, Info-Tech(2) compared similar products from Cisco and Nortel and determined that Nortel's provide a total cost of ownership that is up to 50 percent lower (4). Check out the reports in the links below.

Check out these links and find out 'Watt's Up?'

- Take the Cisco Energy Tax Challenge:

- Video - The Nortel Energy Efficiency Calculator (YouTube)(2)

- Nortel's Buzzboard starts a blog exchange on the topic

- Phil Edholm's Blog: Green IT Makes Sense

- Podcast: Tolly Group Executive Summary

- Tolly Report (Tolly Group's Report No. 208275 dated January 2008): Nortel, Performance, Resiliency and TCO Comparison to Cisco/HP ProCurve Across Network Classes (3)

- Info-Tech Report (January 2008): Nortel vs. Cisco, LAN and WAN Infrastructure Cost Comparison (4)

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(3) The Tolly Group comparing Nortel's Ethernet Routing Switches (ERS) 4550T-PWR and 4548GT-PWR to Cisco's Catalyst 3560G-48PS, 3560E-48PD, 3750G-48PS and 3750E-48PD, as reported in The Tolly Group's Report No. 208275 dated January 2008.

(4) Info-Tech in their report, Nortel vs. Cisco, LAN and WAN infrastructure Cost Comparison, dated January 30, 2008.

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