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


June 10, 2017

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 brings you complete coverage HERE.

This week also saw the introduction of the Alaska M 88E2180 Gigabit Ethernet transceiver, what Marvell 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 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 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 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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