Ethernet Alliance announces interoperability Demo of high-speed cloud connections


Telecom Lead Team:
The Ethernet Alliance, a global
consortium announced that it will showcase cost-effective, high-speed
connectivity to the cloud via interoperable 10-, 40-, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet
(GbE) optical connections at OFC/NFOEC 2012.


At the event, the Ethernet Alliance along with its 10 member companies will demonstrate a variety
of high-speed Ethernet technologies.


The demonstration will exemplify the working module of 10GbE
servers in driving the need for 40GbE and 100GbE uplinks within the data center
environment and to cloud service providers.


The demonstration will be focused on how the Ethernet
ecosystem uses optics and how businesses are implementing 10-, 40-, and 100GbE
optics in their networks.


When deploying cloud environments, end-users face a
range of link rates from GbE to 100GbE when they apply Ethernet at the server,
aggregation, core, and metropolitan layer,” said Scott Kipp, president,
Ethernet Alliance.


According to the Alliance multi-vendor
interoperability demonstration will highlight various Ethernet optical and
copper solutions that can be used, and highlights advancements in technology
for deployment today.


It’s clear that network bandwidth and performance
capabilities are limiting the service and revenue possibilities for cloud
service providers,” said Ken Cheng, vice president of service provider
products, Brocade.


The Ethernet Alliance member companies participating in
the interoperability demonstration at the event include Amphenol Corporation,
Brocade, Cisco Systems, Dell Force 10, Finisar, Ixia, JDS Uniphase Corporation,
Spirent Communications, TE Connectivity and Volex.


  Along with our passive and active copper cable
assemblies, we will be showing our enhanced SFP+ and QSFP+ cages and
connectors. We will also be demonstrating our latest optical interconnect
solutions, including extending Ethernet from the traditional indoor environment
to the sealed outdoor wireless and backhaul applications,” said Greg McSorley,
technical business development manager and applications specialist, Amphenol.


Recently, the
Ethernet alliance organized Technology Exploration Forum (TEF) 2012 to
allow the end user community to share their Ethernet experiences with the
Ethernet developer community.


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