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Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Week in Review: Cavium, Dell EMC, G.fast & More


July 01, 2017

Network requirements are growing at a rapid rate. Thanks to a growing IoT presence, our SaaSy reality and digital transformation (in general), more is demanded of network than ever before. This is driving a movement toward network modernization, and multi-gigabit Ethernet. And, 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!


Cavium led the news this week with the introduction of its new 25GbE NIC adapters. The new FastLinQ 41000 Series includes 10/25/40/50GbE NIC adapters with Universal RDMA that support concurrent RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP. TMC’s Paula Bernier brings you all the details HERE.

Recently, Dell EMC unveiled a number of new open GigE switches to deliver multi-gigabit Ethernet to campus networks, and can work with existing cabling. “In addition to enabling multi-gig 2.5/5GbE connections over existing Cat5e and Cat6 cabling, the N3132PX-ON and N2128PX-ON switches bring Open Networking (ONIE) to the campus; enabling support for third-party operating systems as well as shipping with Dell OS6,” Jeremy Erwin explained. Complete coverage is HERE.

While 2.5G and 5G are currently the typical multi-gigabit Ethernet upgrade speeds, soon it will be 10G. But, before we get there, innovation needs to put companies in a position to full take advantage of the potential that 10G provides. The need for greater performance, speed and bandwidth is real, but network modernization is here to save the day. Read more on 10G HERE.

Speaking of the future, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) recently unveiled several new certified G.fast products. The G.fast Council plans to play a major role in the future of Ethernet, as it is devoted to illustrating how G.fast could make a difference moving forward. TMC’s Steve Anderson offers insight and analysis HERE.

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



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