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March 22, 2017

Stepping on the Gas – Ethernet goes High Speed at OFC 2017

By Ethernet Alliance

For me, the OFC 2017 Ethernet Alliance booth perfectly captures the mood of the show overall, including demand for ever-higher speeds, and their implications and requirements. There continues to be an insatiable drive for more – more video, more cloud-based services, and more interactions on social media. All this demands ever-increasing network throughput and resilience…and [...]

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January 4, 2017

Ethernet ecosystem driven by applications, not speed alone

By Ethernet Alliance

In an article recently published in Network World Dave Chalupsky, a member of the Ethernet Alliance board of directors, describes how Ethernet applications now drive new Ethernet incarnations. Chalupsky articulates Ethernet’s development from its humble beginnings over 30 years ago as a means to connect computers to printers at 10 Mb/s to the “need for [...]

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September 20, 2016

“The future of Ethernet, one of the highest quality, market relevant Standards on the planet Earth”

By Paul Nikolich

Let’s wind the clock back 35 years to see where we’ve come from in order to predict where we’re going in the next 10 years.  The 802.3 Ethernet standard has changed a lot through an evolutionary process driven by the computer networking marketplace.  Back in 1980 the Ethernet visionaries needed a means of connecting the [...]

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August 23, 2016

Testing and measurement: a pillar of the Ethernet ecosystem

By Ethernet Alliance

Nimble T&M companies support Ethernet’s new speeds and applications A new article describing the critical role of test and measurement in a rapidly expanding Ethernet ecosystem, written by the Alliance’s own David Rodgers, has been published in Electronic Design. In the not-so-distant past, the perennial “need for speed” was the primary driver of Ethernet innovation. [...]

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July 25, 2016

“Toward Standardized 25 Gigabit Ethernet” by Mark Nowell, Cisco Systems, in Network Computing

By Ethernet Alliance

Standardization of IEEE 25 Gigabit per second Ethernet (25 GbE) is underway on multiple fronts, and Mark Nowell, vice president of the Ethernet Alliance board of directors and senior director of engineering in Cisco Systems’ data center team, writes about the progress and its drivers in Network Computing. Because development of many technological components enabling [...]

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July 21, 2016

2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Ethernet Goes Mainstream

By Peter Jones

Peter Jones, NBASE-T Alliance Chairman It always amazes me how new innovations keep propelling our industry forward.  Less than two years ago when the NBASE-T Alliance was founded, there was no easy way to take advantage of rapidly improving Wi-Fi bandwidth that we could see coming with IEEE 802.11ac™ Wave2 and yet today, that technology [...]

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November 2, 2015

Commitment to Interoperability

By Ethernet Alliance

By John D’Ambrosia, Chairman, Ethernet Alliance “You plug it in, and it works!” The footprint of Ethernet end users overlays almost every industry and every market around the world. It’s a very diverse group of individuals with unique needs, goals and challenges. However, they are united in one very important way: no matter which vendor’s [...]

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October 21, 2015

Killer Video of Ethernet Speeds

By Ethernet Alliance

By Scott Kipp, President, Ethernet Alliance The Ethernet Alliance is pleased to present our new animated video presenting the long and winding Ethernet road to terabit speeds. Check it out here: www.ethernetalliance.org/roadmap/. Our new video highlights the six historic speeds of Ethernet and the six speeds that are expected over the next few years.  It [...]

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March 30, 2015

QSFP28 and CFP: Out with the Old and in with the New

By Ethernet Alliance

By Ken Van Orman, Senior Product Manager Hardware and Platforms, Spirent Communications In this year’s Ethernet Alliance OFC demo, QSFP28 makes an appearance and CFP takes a bow. This reflects the trend in the industry to aggressively bring 100GE density up and costs down. CFP4 is half the width of CFP2, which is half again [...]

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November 11, 2014

Ethernet Alliance Demonstrates High Performance Computing (HPC) Solutions at SC14

By Michael Githens

SC14 will take place in New Orleans from November 17 – 20, 2014. In preparation, the Ethernet Alliance held a hot-stage event last week to prepare a live demonstration to be shown in booth #3539. Representatives from Amphenol, Avago, Cisco, Dell, Ixia, Mellanox, TE Connectivity, and Volex came together at Ixia’s iSimCity lab in Santa [...]

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