Hello everyone. I am PradeepParmar, Senior Marketing Manager in Switching Solutions at Cisco. Over the next 10 minutes or so, I will share three things with you. I will give you an overview of Cisco UPOE including the use cases. I will share with you the benefits of UPOE. And I will share the market momentum we are seeing with UPOE.
By way of introduction, Cisco UPOE has now ramped up to an annualized run rate of 1M ports in about 2 quarters of shipping. Cisco UPOE doubles the power per port over PoE+ to 60 Watts which enables a new range of devices to be powered over the network. And Cisco UPOE helps lower costs with Cisco EnergyWise, and I will get into how it does so.Lets take a look at Power Over Ethernet evolution.
The X-axis here shows how PoE power per port has changed over time, and the y-axis shows what types of devices can be powered with various versions of PoE.Cisco pioneered the Power over Ethernet market in the year 2000 when we introduced inline power with 7W per port. Since then, Cisco has doubled the power delivered per port every three to four years. Cisco has also collaborated with IEEE to standardize PoE, and PoE+ specificationsCisco continues this rich tradition of innovation with Cisco Universal Power Over Ethernet, also referred to as Cisco UPOE. UPOE delivers up to 60 watts of power per port. We intend to work with IEEE and partners to standardize the specification.With the doubling of power, Cisco UPOE now enables Cisco and its partners to leverage PoE for a wider variety of devices, from access points and IP phones to VDI terminals, IP Turrets for financial trading, personal TelePresence units, LED lighting for disaster preparedness, and compact switches. In fact, Catalyst 4500E has been able to maintain 65% or more market share consistently for modular PoE ports based on a continuous stream of PoE innovations.
Let’s take a look at the partner eco-system. We have UPOE solutions available for virtual desktop infrastructure, financial trading, business video, LED lighting, building management gateways, and even compact switches for hospitality and retail. The partners we have worked with are shown here.The key takeaway is that with Cisco UPOE, our customers can leverage their existing Catalyst 4500-E infrastructure and re-purpose it to deploy new applications to meet the changing needs of their business.
Here is an example of how the Cisco VDI solution works with UPOE. Catalyst 4500E delivers 60W of power to a UPOE splitter. The splitter delivers 30W PoE+ power to a Cisco VXC device. The splitter also has a 12V DC connector that delivers power to the monitor.Customers get the benefit of a very clean/uncluttered work space with a single cable delivering both data and power. They also get faster deployments because they do not need to pull wall circuits for the devices. The resilient network power of UPOE brings the same level of reliability to desktop applications such as soft phones that customers expect from their IP phones.
Here are the estimated cost savings with Cisco UPOE. For new deployments, customers save money because they do not need to pull wall circuits. For deploying IP turrets, customers save the expense of deploying a UPS with each IP Turret – they can consolidate their backup power infrastructure into the wiring closet. And as I explained earlier, Cisco EnergyWise can save them up to $128 per port over 5 years. The total estimated savings is $262 per port. If a customer is deploying one thousand ports they could save more than a quarter million dollars.
Cisco UPOE has seen tremendous acceptance in the marketplace, and has now ramped up to 1 million ports annualized run rate. The most common use cases customers tell us have to do with VDI deployments, and IP turrets in financial markets, and retail and hospitality solutions using Cisco Catalyst compact switches.
To summarize, Cisco UPOE, which doubles the PoE power to 60W, has reached an annualized run rate of 1 million ports. Cisco has an ever growing eco-system of partners that help power a large variety of devices with UPOE. Beyond CapEx savings, customers can further lower their energy costs by combining Cisco UPOE with Cisco EnergyWise.