Extending the Reach of 40 Gigabit Ethernet

Tuesday February 26, 2013
TIME: 12:00 PM ET/ 9:00am PT


40G Ethernet is the next generation of networking technology. Data center architects and network managers are considering deploying it to provide the needed bandwidth to support server virtualization, cloud based applications, and streaming media.

Although 40G Ethernet supplies the necessary bandwidth, the distance it can cover is only ¼ of what 10G Ethernet covers. 40G Ethernet’s reach of 150m when using OM4 multimode fiber is just too short for some applications. Panduit and Avago will discuss what is driving the adoption of 40G Ethernet, what is limiting it’s reach, and how Panduit and Avago can extend that reach.

What Attendees will learn:

  • What is 40G Ethernet and what are the various ways to deploy it
  • What is driving the adoption of 40G Ethernet?
  • Extending the reach of 40G Ethernet
  • What is the next generation of multimode optical fiber
  • Extended reach 40G Ethernet optical modules
  • Advantages and benefits for end-users
Who should attend:
  • Data center network managers
  • Network architects
  • Data center and networking design consultants

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Thomas M. Kovanic
Solutions Marketing Manager Panduit

Tom Kovanic joined Panduit in 2009 and is currently the Solutions Marketing Manager for High Speed Data Transport (HSDT) solutions. High Speed Data Transport (HSDT) Solutions are a set of complementary copper and optical fiber technologies for mission critical data center applications, spanning storage and compute requirements and leading edge architectures.

Tom has spent his entire engineering and business career in the video and communications segments. He is well versed in video acquisition and manipulation, xDSL, optical and RF communications.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University and a Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Dr. I-Hsing Tan
Segment Marketing Manager Avago Technologies

Dr. I-Hsing Tan joined Avago Technologies in 2008 and is currently a Segment Marketing Manager for optical pluggable transceivers. These transceivers cover various ranges of data rates including the most recent 40G/100G Ethernet and 16G Fibre Channel optical modules for the data center applications. Prior to the current position, Dr. Tan has spent his entire career in the R&D and marketing promotion of optoelectronic based component products such as solid state lighting emitting diodes and high speed optical communication devices. Dr. Tan has held multiple patents related to the optoelectronic devices and has over 80 journal and conference publications.

Dr. Tan received his Bachelor of Science in National Chiao-Tung University, a Master of Science in National Taiwan University, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara.


Erik K. Linask Group Editorial Director TMCnet

Erik oversees the daily operation of TMCnet, which delivers news, information, videos, white papers, podcasts, and more to three million visitors each month. He is also a contributor to TMCnet as well as TMC’s IP Communications publications. Prior to joining the TMC team, several years ago, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.