|[April 16, 2012]
Media Alert: Ethernet Alliance Presents Keynote, 100G+ Update At Terabit Optical & Data Networking Conference
BEAVERTON, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Alliance ®, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success
and advancement of Ethernet technologies, is pleased to announce that
Scott Kipp, Ethernet Alliance (News - Alert) President and Senior Technologist at
Brocade Communications Systems will present a keynote address at the
Terabit Optical & Data Networking Conference in Cannes on Thursday,
April 19, 2012. Also at the conference, Tom Palkert, a System Architect
for Xilinx (News - Alert), an Ethernet Alliance Member company, will give an update on
the Ethernet Alliance's 100G+ Ethernet efforts.
WHAT: Kipp's keynote address "Terabits in the Rack and Petabits
in the Data Center" will focus on three key messages impacting the
future of very-high speed Ethernet. He will discuss the phenomenal
growth of bandwidth requirements, technology to support the growth in
bandwidth and scenarios with petabits/s of bandwidth being deployed..
Kipp also will address the need to ensure that standards address future
requirements as Ethernet expands its role in high-speed networking.
Palkert's working group update will discuss increasing Ethernet
performance for data center and long-haul networking applications,
highlighting 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 100 Gigabit Ethernet operation over
backplanes, short-reach copper cabling, medium-reach multi-strand fibre,
and long-reach single-mode fibre physical layers. He will also discuss
the prospects for Terabit Ethernet.
WHEN & WHERE: Both of the Ethernet Alliance presentations
will take place at the Terabit Optical & Data Networking Conference in
Cannes, France. The conference runs from Tuesday, April 17 to Thursday,
April 19 at the Novotel Cannes Montfleury. Palkert's talk is scheduled
for Wednesday, April 18 at 12:15 pm CET; Kipp's keynote address is
slated for Thursday, April 19 at 9:45 am CET.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The Terabit Optical & Data Networking
conference is a new meeting place for th global optical networking
industry. The conference's focus on innovation attracts pure-play
content providers, data networking specialists, chief technology
officers, senior industry professionals, analysts and other experts. The
nearly 350 attendees expected at this year's conference will be
encouraged to network with one another. They will be given many
opportunities to make new contacts that will help them apply new 100G
systems to meet carriers' capacity requirements necessary to support
exponentially growing demand.
WHY ATTEND: In its second year, the conference is co-hosted by
Layer 123 and the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF (News - Alert)). As a new partner
in the event, the Ethernet Alliance will help attendees' sharpen their
focus on requirements for high-capacity data networking. The Working
Group update and Keynote Address will provide attendees with up-to-date
information on Ethernet Alliance 100G activities, challenges and
April 2012 in Cannes is the perfect place to debate the impact of
announcements made at the show and how they will impact carriers'
production networks. Attendees will get a close-up look at how networks
are expected to evolve and make the 100G transformation to Terabit
"Meeting future demand for high-speed networking requires us to prepare
for its arrival today," said Scott Kipp, president, Ethernet Alliance.
"The people and companies that are going to make the next speed of
Ethernet happen are coming to Cannes to push the envelope as far as it
can go right now. It will be a very exciting and fruitful event. The
Ethernet Alliance is delighted to partner with Layer123 and OFC to help
put on the information-packed 2012 Terabit Optical & Data Networking
For more information about the Ethernet Alliance's participation in the
Terabit Optical & Data Networking Conference, please visit http://www.ethernetalliance.org/event/terabit-optical-data-and-networking-conference-2012/.
About the Ethernet Alliance
The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and
component vendors, industry experts and university and government
professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion
of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards
to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new
Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.
For more information about the Ethernet Alliance, please visit www.ethernetalliance.org;
on Twitter (News - Alert); visit the Ethernet Alliance Facebook
page; or join the Ethernet Alliance LinkedIn
group. Individuals who would like to receive updates on Ethernet
Alliance news, activities and events may sign up for the organization's
newsletter at www.ethernetallianace.org/newsletter.
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