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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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October 13, 2014

What’s all this talk about a rate debate?

By Paul Nikolich

By Paul Nikolich, Chairman, IEEE 802 LMSC 802 LMSC Standards: market relevant, high quality and transparent– what a combination! One of the characteristics that distinguish the 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) is its ability to respond to the needs of the market it serves.  802 LMSC has been producing technical interoperability standards at the rate [...]

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October 3, 2014

Ethernet: Evolving at the Rate of Innovation

By John D'Ambrosia

Last year, while preparing to celebrate Ethernet’s 40th anniversary, I pressed Bob Metcalfe, the father of Ethernet, to define Ethernet for me.  Bob’s answer has stood out in my head ever since and is probably the best definition of Ethernet I’ve heard – “Ethernet is a brand of innovation.”  Dictionary.com defines innovation as “something new [...]

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July 29, 2014

What’s a PoE logo for, anyway?

By Dave Dwelley

I just read Jonathan Seckler’s post on Power over Ethernet (PoE) Logo Certification, and it got me thinking – what is a logo for, anyway? The most successful industry logos become almost mandatory for products in the marketplace (think WiFi or even UL); others are just decoration on an already-overcrowded box…anyone remember PC Card? What [...]

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July 14, 2014

Join the Conversation: Innovation of Ethernet – PoE Logo Certification

By Jonathan Seckler

It’s a mistake to think of innovation as the crazy Dr. Frankenstein-like character in his lab, creating life from random components.  Today, technology is just too complex; if an innovator has to spend time developing not only her own ideas but also the tools and infrastructure to develop her ideas, she’d never get anything done.  [...]

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June 23, 2014

TEF 2014: The Rate Debate

By John D'Ambrosia

The recent request to do a “Call-for-Interest” in the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group at the upcoming IEEE 802 July Plenary to address 25 Gigabit Ethernet is an interesting development in the on-going saga of Ethernet.  Its success can be attributed to a number of factors.  “Good enough.  Cheap.  It works.”  These are words and [...]

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