Ethernet Alliance to Showcase at OFC/NFOEC 2013
Mar 15, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
The Ethernet Alliance announced details of its presence at the 2013 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, March 19 - 21, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.
According to a release, the Ethernet Alliance will be featured during:
-Trends in Interconnects and Integration: Chasing Electrical to Optical Conversion - 1 p.m. PST, March 20, Expo Theater II, Anaheim Convention Center. Led by moderator Greg McSorley, technical business development manager, Amphenol. Panelists include Ethernet Alliance members Brad Booth, networking CTO office, Dell; Chris Cole, director of engineering, Finisar; and Matt Traverso, engineering manager, Cisco Systems.
-Need for Speed: Going Beyond 100GbE - 1:50 p.m. PST, March 20, Expo Theater II, Anaheim Convention Center. Moderator and Ethernet Alliance President, Scott Kipp, principal engineer, Brocade, and panelists Gordon Brebner, Xilinx; Alan Weckel, Dell'Oro; and Jeffery Maki, Juniper Networks.
A special live video update delivered by Ethernet Alliance Chairman John D'Ambrosia.
Member companies participating in the Ethernet Alliance's OFC/NFOEC interoperability demonstration include Amphenol Corp.; Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.; Cisco Systems; Finisar Corp.; Hitachi; Ixia; LSI Corp.; Juniper Networks, Inc.; Nexans S.A.; Oclaro, Inc.; Panduit Corp.; Spirent Communications; and Volex .
"With the emergence of key drivers such as cloud computing, data center convergence, network virtualization, and innovations like the Internet of Things, Internet traffic continues to rise dramatically. Ethernet is an friendly and ubiquitous technology that the industry relies upon to make today's interconnected global networks function properly," said Scott Kipp, Ethernet Alliance President, and principal engineer, Brocade. "From today's emerging deployment of 100GbE to tomorrow's 400GbE and beyond, interoperability will be more important than ever. The Ethernet Alliance remains deeply committed to ensuring the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies."
The Ethernet Alliance is a consortium that includes system and component vendors.
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