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NEI Co-Hosts Webinar on "The Future of 40G and the Reality of 10G ATCA Solutions" Tomorrow


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October 19, 2009

NEI Co-Hosts Webinar on "The Future of 40G and the Reality of 10G ATCA Solutions" Tomorrow

By Marisa Torrieri, TMCnet Editor

The ATCA open standards architecture, which supports increasingly high-bandwidth demands, relies on 40G optical networking.
Network managers who want to stay on top of new technology need to figure out whether their applications requires 10G or greater, and how to prepare their enterprise for appropriate upgrades.
Tomorrow, Jeff Hudgins, vice president of marketing for NEI joins Robert Pettigrew, director of marketing, communications-embedded computing, Emerson Network Power; Jeff Marden, senior architect and technologist in commercial communications, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms (News - Alert); and JP Landry, networking program manager for DTI, for the free Webinar “The Future of 40G and the Reality of 10G ATCA Solutions” on Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. ET.

Hudgins, Pettigrew, Landry and Marden will use the Webinar to examine recent technology advancements, architectural benefits, integration technologies and product developments leading to 40G solutions. Speakers will guide listeners through the different migration paths and ways they can make the best decision based on the needs of their organizations.  
Recently, NEI’s Hudgins told TMCnet that there’s a myth that 40G is here, when in reality, 40G is coming -- and there are steps that both NEI’s partners and the eco-system are taking to prepare for that. A mid-2010 early adoption and a late 2010 from a production standpoint, Hudgins said, is the true 40G reality.
“You want to be an early adopter but not necessarily on the bleeding edge ... so through the balance of this year, there will be a lot more activity occurring in 40G future proofing,” Hudgins told TMCnet. “It will still be relatively slow, however. A lot of production today and production going into next year is 10G. For most applications right now, even in the core, 10G is more than sufficient.”

Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Editor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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