IEEE forms 25G Ethernet study group

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | July 22nd, 2014 The standards organization has formed an 802.3 25G Ethernet study group to consider market opportunities and requirements. On the heels of the formation of a vendor consortium to promote the need, the IEEE this week said it will explore standardization of 25Gbps Ethernet. The standards organization…

Cisco mulling membership in Google, Microsoft Ethernet group

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | July 8th, 2014 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium formed with Arista, Brocade and Mellanox for faster development of lower cost/gigabit data center links. Cisco is considering joining a handful of companies, including Google and Microsoft, that have defined a specification for 25Gbps and 50Gbps Ethernet for data centers requiring greater…

The history of Metro Ethernet

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Jun 22, 2011 03:36 pm | Network World by Jim Duffy A lot has happened with Ethernet in service provider networks in the past 10 years. And the Metro Ethernet Forum has been behind a lot of that progress. From promoting and education the industry on the merits of Ethernet in the service provider network,…

Metro Ethernet Forum celebrates 10 years of accomplishments

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Jun 22, 2011 03:34 pm | Network World by Brad Reed When the Metro Ethernet Forum celebrates its 10th anniversary next month, it can tick off quite a list of accomplishments for the ways it has shaped the Layer 2 Ethernet standard. The history of Metro Ethernet Founded in 2001 as an industry group that…

Ethernet vendors racing to meet demand

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Jun 14, 2011 06:51 pm | IDG News Service Mobile and cloud computing are pushing bandwidth needs faster than technology development by Stephen Lawson Ethernet vendors will need to develop faster products more quickly to keep up with the demand being created by mobile and cloud computing, some participants at an industry group meeting said…

Comcast rolls out metro Ethernet

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May 16, 2011 07:35 pm | IDG News Service The cable operator’s service is aimed at midsized businesses and runs up to 10-Gigabit Ethernet by Stephen Lawson Comcast is expanding its services to medium-sized businesses by introducing metro Ethernet connections at up to 10-Gigabit speed, launching Monday in more than 20 U.S. cities. The services…

IEEE investigates Ethernet bandwidth needs

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May 09, 2011 11:51 am | Network World by Jim Duffy The IEEE standards body is forming a committee to assess the future bandwidth needs of large organizations and service providers, with an eye toward next steps in Ethernet standards. The 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment Ad Hoc program has public backing from AT&T, the Department…

Living legends: Radia Perlman, Layer 3 wizard

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May 09, 2011 10:10 am | Network World by John Dix As important as Spanning Tree has been to the acceptance and spread of Ethernet, making it possible to link Ethernet segments without creating loops and packet storms, its inventor, Radia Perlman, says she always thought it was a bad idea. Read about Network World’s…