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Multi-gigabit Ethernet Week in Review: Aruba, Marvell, Allied Telesis & More

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Multi-gigabit Ethernet Week in Review: Aruba, Marvell, Allied Telesis & More

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June 10, 2017
By Maurice Nagle
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Our multi-gigabit world demands network modernization. Legacy networking solutions can’t keep up with the growing requirements of the network, so the move to multi-gigabit Ethernet is must in today’s fast paced, SaaS-tastic business landscape. So with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look back at the week that was in multi-gigabit Ethernet news: Time for the Week in Review!


Aruba made headlines this week with the arrival of its new family of enterprise core and aggregation switches. Built for the ArubaOS-CX operating system, the switches simplify and automate important network tasks. “Networking is a lot like basketball,” Aruba’s Partha Narasimhan wrote on the company’s blog. “A network switch should be like a great passer, treating every connected device as an intelligent network player with a unique purpose.  And as in basketball, those network players are mobile – moving swiftly across all parts of the court.” TMC’s Paula Bernier (News - Alert) brings you complete coverage HERE.

This week also saw the introduction of the Alaska M 88E2180 Gigabit Ethernet transceiver, what Marvell (News - Alert) calls the world’s first octal multi-gigabit Ethernet transceiver compatible with the NBASE-T Alliance 2.5 and 5G specifications over CAT5e cables as well as the IEEE (News - Alert) 802.3bz standard. Find everything you need to know about the new release HERE.

Migration to 10G for many appears a herculean task. Even network modernization, in general, can seem quite overwhelming, but in the end innovation is offering opportunity. Specifically, I’m speaking about mid-market firms unable to adopt multi-gigabit technology. This week, Allied Telesis (News - Alert) announced its new x550 series of stackable 10 Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switches, which provide a path to 10G. All the details are HERE.

Also in the news, the Cavium Inc. 10/25/50/100 Gbs Ethenet network interface cards (NICS) are gaining traction in the market. Noting that several tier 1 ODMs and OEMs have adopted the product line to provide hyperscale cloud platforms to tier 1 customers around the world. TMC’s (News - Alert) Paula Bernier offers her complete report HERE.

Remember to stop by early and often for all things multi-gigabit Ethernet. See you next week!



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