Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2550100 Alliance Addresses Ethernet Migration

A new 2550100 Alliance has been formed by a group of server, storage, networking and software companies to focus on solutions based on new 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Ethernet technology.

The 2550100 Alliance aims to complement the work of the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium and Ethernet Alliance to promote standards.  The new group plans to assist hardware and software vendors with early access to 2550100 networking products, and to work together efficiently to develop solutions.

Charter members of the 2550100 Alliance include Amphenol, Cavium, DataCore, Finisar, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei, Ixia, Lenovo, SUSE, Telesoft Technologies, X-IO, and Zadara.

"25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb represents multiple breakthroughs for the Ethernet industry," said Ahmet Houssein, senior vice president and general manager, Ethernet Products, QLogic. "25Gb brings economy to high performance networking, 100Gb puts Ethernet at parity with InfiniBand, while the underlying chips and protocol stack are designed to meet the needs of both hyperscale and enterprise customers."


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