Showing posts with label 25G. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 25G. Show all posts

Thursday, August 12, 2021

ADVA introduces a 25G Layer 2 demarcation device

ADVA introduced a Layer 2 demarcation device for 25Gbps connectivity services, including 5G sites and cable networks adopting DOCSIS 4.0.

The compact ADVA FSP 150-XJ128 device supports 25Gbit/s Ethernet services with sophisticated OAM capabilities. It features fanless operation and an extended temperature range, removing the need for expensive air-conditioning. The FSP 150-XJ12 offers hardware-assisted synchronization features and also meets the most stringent timing requirements. Management is provided by ADVA’s Ensemble Controller and Ensemble Packet Director.

“Our FSP 150-XJ128 is the technology that businesses have been calling for. It empowers them to take the natural next step with zero hassle and without unnecessary expense. For many enterprises, trying to manage rapidly rising bandwidth needs using 10Gbit/s demarcation devices has become a real headache. Yet it doesn’t make economic sense to overhaul their entire system and go all the way to 100Gbit/s. What we’re providing is the ideal stepping stone for secure business growth,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA. “Until today, there was no middle ground. Now, businesses can slot our FSP 150-XJ128 into their existing network infrastructure and seize new revenue opportunities.”

https://www.adva.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/20210812-adva-launches-markets-first-25g-demarcation-solution


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Seoul Viosys delivers 25Gbps VCSELs for 5G

Seoul Viosys has developed a 25Gbps transceiver based on vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) technology and designed for 5G transport networks. The company has started mass production and says its has three initial customers.

The 25Gbps VCSEL developed by Seoul Viosys is a high-performance laser diode technology that emits light vertically from semiconductor substrates to enable fast communication. C

Seoul Viosys’ VCSEL can be implemented in a single channel or four-channel configurations, depending on its intended use, and the four-channel implementation features 100Gbps (4x) of high-capacity and high-quality data reception and transmission. 

“As the paradigm shift has progressed in the recent noncontact era, interest in VCSEL technology is growing, since it is a critical technology for implementing the Internet of Things (IoT) environment. Seoul Viosys will continue to research and develop the VCSEL technology to expand and apply our differentiated VCSELs to 5G communication-based smart cities, autonomous driving applications, AR/VR, and industrial IoT markets,” said an official at Seoul Viosys.

http://www.seoulviosys.com/en/

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

HFR and Fujitsu debut 25G Smart Tunable Optics for 5G transport

HFR Networks and Fujitsu Network Communications introduced 25G Smart Tunable Optics as part of Fujitsu's flexiHaul portfolio of solutions. HFR Networks’ Smart Tunable Optics seamlessly integrate into Fujitsu's flagship flexiHaul transponder based and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) portfolios. 

The Smart Tunable Optical transceivers automatically self-tune to the correct wavelength without intervention by the host system or a field technician. This automates fast service turn-up, and enables full operational visibility on xHaul transport links for proactive management of active or passive remote sites. Smart Tunable Optics are also available supporting 10G.

Fujitsu says 5G fronthaul is driving 25G transport as an essential requirement, including the ability to combine existing 10G services across a variety of equipment and technologies from different RAN suppliers. Intelligent self-tuning optics enable network operators to maximize valuable fiber capacity while saving on space and power at remote sites by using only passive components. This is critical for operators around the world as they continue deploying additional LTE capacity in parallel with quickly ramping new 5G services.

“As a strategic partner of Fujitsu, HFR Networks continues to provide the innovation required by our customers,” said Paul Havala, V.P. of Global Planning, Fujitsu Network Communications. “Smart Tunable Optics deliver the increased flexibility and impressive total cost of ownership benefits that operators demand as they continue to move towards open networks while simultaneously increasing network capacity across mixed generations of radio technologies and vendors.”

“HFR Networks is thrilled to add another industry first to its list of accomplishments,” stated Paul Crann, CEO, HFR Networks. “By enabling converged 4G/5G services across RAN vendors and overcoming constraints due to limited fiber, we are able to simplify operations while reducing the remote site space and power requirements. HFR Networks empowers operators in their continued efforts to get to market quickly with new 5G services using high-performance, open and cost-effective solutions.”

http://www.hfrnetworks.com

http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom

Sunday, October 25, 2020

New 25GS-PON multisource agreement gets underway

A new 25G symmetric PON multi-source agreement (25GS-PON MSA) is underway with the goal of promoting and accelerating the development of 25GS-PON. 

The MSA Group has defined the 25GS-PON specification needed to address the gap between 10G XGS-PON and 50G PON in the ITU-T. The MSA was created after the ITU-T SG15/Q2 group did not reach consensus to standardize 25GSPON, which is seen as a crucial technology by many of the world’s top operators and vendors.

As a first step, the 25GS-PON MSA Group created a specification for 25GS-PON which includes optical specifications based on the IEEE 802.3ca 25G EPON standard, along with a Transmission Convergence (TC) layer that is an extension of XGS-PON. 

The MSA Group will also promote and catalyze the market development for 25GS-PON.

The founding members of the 25GS-PON MSA Group include: AOI, Chorus, Chunghwa Telecom, Ciena, MACOM, MaxLinear, NBN Co., Nokia, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd, and Tibit Communications.

http://www.25gspon-msa.org







Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Low latency spec for 50GbE tweaks forward error correction

The 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium has completed a low-latency forward error correction (FEC) specification for 50 Gbps, 100 Gbps and 200 Gbps Ethernet networks.

The new spec cuts FEC latency approximately in half by using a shortened codeword FEC variant – RS (272, 257+1, 7, 10) that replaces the IEEE 802.3cd and 802.3bs standard FEC.  The shortened codeword contains 272 x 10-bit symbols rather than the 544 x 10-bit symbols originally specified. Nothing else changes in the symbol distribution process from the output of the encoder to the FEC lanes in the new FEC, but that process is implemented more quickly due to the shortened codeword.

This will have a significant impact on overall physical layer latency, in particular for hyperscale datacenter networks comprised of a large number of nodes, with multiple hops between servers.

“Five years ago, only HPC developers cared about low latency, but today has latency sensitivity has come to many more mainstream applications,” said Rob Stone, technical working group chair of the 25G Ethernet Consortium. “With this new specification, the consortium is improving the single largest source of packet processing latency, which improves the performance that high-speed Ethernet brings to these applications.”

The specification is available at https://25gethernet.org/ll-fec-specification

Friday, December 7, 2018

Mellanox supplies RDMA over Ethernet 25 Gbps adapters to Alibaba

Mellanox Technologies confirmed that it is now shipping its RDMA over Ethernet (RoCE) 25Gbps ConnectX network adapters for deployment in Alibaba Infrastructure Services’ production network.

RDMA technology provides Remote Direct Memory Access from the memory of one host to the memory of another host without involving the operating system and CPU, therefore boosting network and host performance with low latency, low CPU load and high bandwidth.

Mellanox cites the following advantages for its ConnectX network adapters:

  • Sub 1us point-to-point latency
  • Close to zero CPU utilization at full wire speed
  • Scalability to thousands of nodes
  • Outstanding performance on all types of fabrics – from lossless to lossy
  • Ease of deployment through automation

“High performance network transport technology is critical for Alibaba to achieve the throughput and latency required by our services. We are excited to collaborate with Mellanox to deploy its RoCE technology into our infrastructure.” said Dennis Cai, Chief Architect of Network Infrastructure under Alibaba Infrastructure Services.

“Mellanox has pioneered RoCE technology and is now shipping its 7th generation of RoCE capable ConnectX network adapters,” said Amir Prescher, senior vice president of business development at Mellanox Technologies. “Alibaba’s successful large-scale deployment of ConnectX RoCE adapters confirms again that RoCE is a proven technology to accelerate the most demanding workloads in a cost-effective manner. We are thrilled to work with Alibaba to achieve this.”

Thursday, October 18, 2018

NTT ICT upgrades data centers with Mellanox 25G and 100G

NTT Communications ICT Solutions (NTT ICT) has selected Mellanox Technologies' 25G and 100G Ethernet to accelerate their multi-cloud data centers.

The upgrade includes: Spectrum-based switches running Cumulus Linux, ConnectX adapters, and LinkX cables and transceivers.

NTT ICT is a premium global IT provider delivering solutions to Australian enterprise and government clients.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

MACOM debuts 25G lasers for 5G fronthaul

MACOM Technology Solutions introduced a portfolio of 25G distributed feedback (DFB) lasers designed for use in next-generation 5G LTE wireless fronthaul infrastructure.

Specs for the new 25G DFB lasers include a -40 to 85C temperature range and transmission distances from 2 to 10 kilometers. The device are offered in bare die chip format (1xxD-25I-LCT11-50x) and TO-packaging (1xxD-25I-LT5xC-50x).

MACOM said its new industrial temperature-grade 25G laser portfolio leverages its proprietary EFT, which at commercial scale manufacturing levels, could enable breakthrough cost efficiencies and product uniformity. MACOM believes that this high-volume production capability distinguishes us as a leading provider of 25G lasers across a host of Cloud Data Center and wireless infrastructure applications.

“MACOM’s new 5G LTE-optimized 25G laser family builds on our comprehensive portfolio of 5G enabling technologies, and again demonstrates the value of EFT for achieving production efficiency that scales to meet industry supply and cost structure needs,” said Dr. Fang Wang, Vice President and Business Line Manager, Lightwave, MACOM. “For customers transitioning from 10G to 25G wireless fronthaul infrastructure, MACOM can provide the 25G lasers, complementary components and application expertise to help accelerate deployment time and reduce costs.”

Sampling is underway with production availability planned for 2019.

Monday, March 19, 2018

OE Solutions debuts 25G Transceivers for 5G fronthaul

OE Solutions, a global supplier of optical transceivers based in Gwangju, South Korea with R&D centres in the USA, the Netherlands as well as offices worldwide, introduced three new 25Gbps SFP28 transceiver products at OFC designed for emerging 5G wireless fronthaul architectures.

The new 25Gbps transceivers joining OE Solutions’ extensive list of IT-rated transceivers for wireless applications are:

  • 25Gbps SFP28 1270nm/1310nm BIDI IT for distances up to 30km
  • 25Gbps SFP28 1310nm Duplex IT for distances up to 30km
  • 25Gbps SFP28 CWDM IT for distances up to 10km

Sampling is expected in Q2.

“OE Solutions has played a key role delivering optical transceivers for past generation wireless
networks and we are excited to support the global rollout of also the next generation, 5G, which will
revolutionize broadband delivery to end users and kick off the IOT era,” said Per Hansen, VP
Marketing & Sales of OE Solutions. “We are pleased to be teaming with leading equipment providers
to address the ever-increasing need for bandwidth in the wireless infrastructure while meeting their
stringent requirements to physical design and operating conditions.”

Sunday, September 17, 2017

OE Solutions showcases its 25G SFP28 transceivers

OE Solutions, a global supplier of optical transceivers based in Gwangju, South Korea with R&D centres in the USA, the Netherlands as well as offices worldwide, has begun sampling a portfolio of 25G SFP28 optical transceivers for enterprise and access network applications.

The company will be demonstrating the portfolio at this week's ECOC 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The first two devices in OE Solutions's 25G SFP28 portfolio are multi-rate transceivers for next generation datacom applications and wireless infrastructure. Specifically, the new 25G transceivers are:

  • 25Gbps (25G Ethernet, 8G-FC, 16G-FC and 32G-FC) 1310nm Standard-Temperature SFP28 for distances up to 10km
  • 25Gbps (25G Ethernet, CPRI-10) 1310nm Industrial-Temperature SFP28 for distances up to 10km

OE Solutions said it sees an opportunity for 25G both in data centre applications as well as in access networks, where IEEE work is underway to develop 25G Ethernet with eCPRI support for optical connectivity to 5G infrastructure.


  • In March 2017, OE Solutions announced high-density transceivers, including 2x10Gbps Compact SFP+, 4x10Gbps QSFP+, and 25Gbps SFP28, for wireless fronthaul applications. The new industrial-temperature rated transceivers are designed for high port densities in radio access network equipment.
  • Also in March 2017, OE Solutions began shipping Extended Reach 10Gbps CWDM SFP+ transceivers supporting 1GE and 10GE for Ethernet applications as well as CPRI-2 to CPRI-8 for wireless network applications. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Champion ONE ships 10km 25G SFP28 LR transceiver

Champion ONE announced commercial availability of its new portfolio of 25G SFP28 hot-pluggable transceivers. The company said its new transceivers are universally compatible across various OEM switch and router platforms .

The new low-power transceivers are based on the SFP+ MSA form factor, and support 25G Ethernet and 24.3G CPRI. They come in two versions: the SR (rated 70m on OM3 multimode fiber or 100m on OM4 multimode fiber) and LR (rated 10km on single mode fiber). The LR is available in both commercial temperature (0 to 70° C) and hardened (-40 to 85° C) versions to support deployment in uncontrolled environments. The power consumption is only 1.0W (SR) and 1.5W (LR) for these transceivers

”We continue to innovate and support our customers’ need for expanded bandwidth,” said Champion ONE CEO John Jutila. “By leading the industry with the release of our new portfolio of 25G transceivers, our carrier customers can use these products for expanded 5G LTE wireless fronthaul applications or 4x25G breakout configurations for their 100G Ethernet links and our enterprise customers can deploy them as a low cost migration to higher data rates.”

http://www.championone.com

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Crehan: Early 25GbE Adoption Faster than 10GbE

The adoption of 25GbE gigabit Ethernet (GbE) is off to a much stronger start than either 10GbE or 40GbE, according to a new Server-Class Adapter & LAN on-Motherboard (LOM) Report from Crehan Research Inc.

In fact, 25GbE shipments have handily surpassed two hundred thousand ports in just a little over a year, a milestone that took 10GbE about six years to reach and 40GbE about four – see accompanying figure. Moreover, each of these successive Ethernet networking technologies has ramped faster than its predecessor in response to changing data center networking traffic demands.

“The ramp of 25GbE shipments is off to a stellar start, driven by compelling pricing and rapid, broad ecosystem alignment, as well as new data center application bandwidth requirements," said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research. “Looking at the broader high-speed networking adoption arcs, we are seeing an acceleration in adoption as customers move to stay ahead of numerous network traffic demands including big data and related analytics, a rapidly growing and changing mobile internet, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), machine learning, and augmented and virtual reality."

Crehan’s report also notes that in conjunction with the stellar performance of 25GbE, both 50GbE and 100GbE are also seeing rapid growth, with each already exceeding an annualized shipment run-rate of over one hundred thousand ports. “The simultaneous strong initial ramp in three new higher-speed Ethernet networking technologies suggests that we may be at an inflection point in data center networking bandwidth demand," Crehan said. "Furthermore, it reflects additional segmentation of the Ethernet market as this market shifts away from the one-size-fits-all deployment model that used to dominate.”

http://www.CrehanResearch.com

Monday, January 30, 2017

25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium Completes 25G/50G Plugfest

The 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium announced record participation in, and successful completion of, the first 25G and 50G Ethernet plugfest.

The plugfest, which was held at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in Durham, New Hampshire, provided a forum where consortium members could collaborate and ensure interoperability of feature sets and configurability between their products. Sixteen companies attended the week-long event with a wide variety of test scenarios including auto-negotiation and stressed conditions. The testing demonstrated a high degree of multi-vendor interoperability and specification conformance.

The plugfest was highlighted by the following activities:

  • Interoperability between vendors including adapters, switches, test and measurement devices, and interconnects
  • Proving advanced infrastructure connectivity
  • Plug and play multi-vendor compatibility
  • Successful auto-negotiation
  • Support for both forward and backward compatibility

“In order to handle the increasing amount of data, server architectures all too often require multiple 10G ports. 25G Ethernet arrives just in time and has started its climb towards dominance as the leading server-to-ToR switch interconnect. As this transition occurs, plugfests assure users that 25G and greater speeds from different vendors will perform as advertised with solid plug-and-play interoperability,” said Vittal Balasubramanian, chair of the 25G/50G Ethernet Interop Committee and Principal Signal Integrity Engineer at Dell.

“Due to the success of this interoperability test event, the steering committee of the consortium has decided to make its specification available to the public,” stated Brad Booth, chair of the 25G Ethernet Consortium. “The consortium is looking forward to future events to evaluate interoperability between the consortium specification and IEEE Std. 802.3by™-2016.”

http://www.25gethernet.org

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Crehan: 25GbE and 100GbE > 50% of Data Center Ethernet Switch Shipments by 2021

Over half of all data center Ethernet switch shipments by 2021 will be 25 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 100GbE, according to a new report from Crehan Research that also predicts that these two technologies will be most instrumental in driving this market beyond $15B by that time.

“25GbE and 100GbE data center switch adoption is already experiencing exponential growth, with port shipments currently in the hundred-of-thousands per quarter,” said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research. "Volumes would likely be even higher if it weren’t for pockets of supply constraints in certain areas, such as the optical transceivers that uplink and connect many of these switches.”

Some of the factors driving the current strong ramp and expected future high volumes of 25GbE and 100GbE data center Ethernet switching include:

  • Very small – and in some cases no – price premium over comparable 10GbE and 40GbE switches, resulting in very substantial bandwidth discounts.
  • Higher bandwidth per lane since 25GbE currently uses the same number of lanes as 10GbE and 100GbE currently uses the same number of lanes as 40GbE.
  • Compatibility with existing data center fiber cabling.
  • Very strong interest, and even some pent up demand, from the largest hyper-scale cloud providers, which can drive significant early volumes and reduce costs even further. Already some of these providers have major artificial intelligence and deep machine learning initiatives. 25/100GbE network architectures, in conjunction with compute and network accelerators, will likely be instrumental in enabling the cost-effective scaling of these types of workloads.

Crehan’s latest Data Center Switch Long-Range Forecast Report further predicts that as a result of the strong adoption of 25GbE and 100GbE, SFP-based 10GbE and QSFP-based 40GbE data center switch shipments will decline in 2017. In contrast, 10GBASE-T data center switching is expected to continue growing robustly for some time.

http://www.crehanresearch.com/

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MACOM's 25Gbps Laser Enters Mass Production

MACOM Technology Solutions announced volume production of its family of 25Gbps lasers for data center, mobile infrastructure and Fiber to the home (FTTH) applications.

MACOM leverages Etched Facet Technology (EFT), which, when combined with its in-house wafer scale Indium Phosphide manufacturing, are expected to provide a cost and capacity advantage previously unachievable by incumbent laser suppliers.

The 127/129/131/133D-25G-LCT11 and 1295/1300/1304/1309-25B-LCT11-S families of 25Gbps lasers serve the CWDM and LAN-WDM Data Center applications respectively.
The 131D-25I-LT5TC family of TO packaged 25Gbps laser products service the 5G-LTE and 100G PON applications. MACOM’s TO package is a robust, high-speed package design that enables the full utilization of laser bandwidth with efficient heat dissipation.

“With this industry leading family of lasers, MACOM continues to expand its leadership footprint beyond just RF & microwave and into photonics, and we believe key OEMs have taken notice, viewing us a key strategic supplier providing them all the critical technology and products at the necessary cost and capacity to enable their Cloud Data Center, Mobile and FTTH applications,” said Dr. Alex Behfar, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist, Photonic Solutions at MACOM. “In markets where EFT can bring disruptive economics to bear, we believe it will play a pivotal role in achieving the cost thresholds to enable mainstream deployment. We have already proven our ability to service high volume cost competitive markets such as PON, and with our 25Gbps laser family we believe we are well positioned to become a preeminent supplier of lasers into these high volume markets.”

http://www.macom.com/25GLasers

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

UNH-IOL Offers 25G Ethernet Testing

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) is now offering 25 Gigabit (25G) Ethernet Testing Services at its state-of-the-art facility.

“As campus, data center and cloud deployments begin to accelerate the adoption of 25 Gb/s technology, it’s critical to have an effective, vendor-agnostic means of testing interoperability and compliance against applicable 25G and 50 Gigabit (50G) Ethernet specifications,” said Brad Booth, Chair, 25G/50G Ethernet Consortium. “UNH-IOL’s full suite of testing services will reduce the barrier of marketplace adoption with the new generation of 25G and 50G Ethernet devices.”

“25G is already entering the marketplace; however, as deployments occur, issues with untested and non-compatible devices are appearing,” said UNH-IOL Enterprise Industry and Operations Strategic Manager, Jeffrey Lapak. “The UNH-IOL 25G Ethernet Testing Services are the best and most comprehensive way to demonstrate product interoperability and conformance to industry standards, showing customers that devices are ready for deployment into the market.”

https://www.iol.unh.edu/testing/ethernet/40and100gec

Monday, September 5, 2016

Mellanox Ships 25G Short Reach Optical Transceivers

Mellanox Technologies announced commercial availability of 25Gb/s SR (short reach) Ethernet optical transceivers and Active Optical Cables (AOCs) that enable next generation servers and storage appliances to interface with 100Gb/s switches and routers.

“The transition to 100Gb/s networks in data centers are linked to server upgrades to 25Gb/s and 50Gb/s,” noted Westwood Liu, China general manager, at Mellanox Technologies. “Our new optical transceivers and AOCs enable a new generation of server and storage connectivity.”

“Mellanox is currently the market share leader in shipments of data center Ethernet NICs with speeds of 25GbE and greater,” said Seamus Crehan, President and Founder of Crehan Research. “High-speed optical interconnects allow data centers to break the traditional 3m copper link between servers and TOR switches. With these optics, racks of 25Gb/s servers and storage can be placed anywhere in the data center.”

http://www.mellanox.com

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

IEEE Publishes 802.3by 25 Gb/s Ethernet Standard for Server Interconnectivity

IEEE officially released its 802.3by Standard for Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 25 Gb/s Operation.

The standard defines single-lane 25 Gb/s PHYs for operation over electrical backplanes, copper twin axial cables with lengths up to 3-5 meters and multimode fiber with lengths up to 100m.
IEE said this new amendment to 802.3 represents the first available industry standard developed specifically to address the growing need for increased Ethernet speeds for server interconnects exceeding 10 Gb/s, and one that offers cost-saving advantages over current higher speed Ethernet offerings.

“We have been fortunate to pool the resources of many individuals who’ve demonstrated considerable dedication and commitment to work collaboratively to advance a much sought after standard for 25 Gb/s Ethernet,” said Mark Nowell, chair, IEEE P802.3by 25 Gb/s Ethernet Task Force. “The work of the IEEE P802.3by 25 Gb/s Ethernet Task Force epitomizes how standards development is a key factor in ensuring best practices, and how best to meet the rapid demands of industry as technological advancements are pursued in the respective areas where Ethernet continues to play a growing role.”

http://standards.ieee.org

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pica8 Adds Support for 25/50/100 GbE

Pica8 is rolling out a new version of its networking operating system for white box switches that adds support for 25/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networking.

PicOS supports ultra-fast networking on switches based on Cavium’s XPliant and Broadcom’s Tomahawk switch ASICs. These enhancements are incorporated into PicOS 2.7.1, which is now shipping on 100GbE white box switches from Edgecore Networks and Inventec.

In addition, PicOS 2.7.1 introduces AdvanceFlow, a set of features for more granular flow management and optimization that allows customer to achieve greater scale. This includes larger tables for L3 flows, controls for specifying hardware vs. software flows, and better integration of L2 and L3 tables into the memory tables of the switch.  These enhancements, along with the recent introduction of Table Type Patterns (see Pica8 Unlocks Last Open Networking Black Box at OCP), further solidify Pica8 as a brand leader in SDN scale and optimization for large-scale service provider deployments.

http://www.pica8.com/

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Progress for 25, 50 and 100G Ethernet

The 2550100 Alliance, an industry group working together to bring solutions to market based on new 25, 50 and 100Gb Ethernet technology, announced the following six milestones:

  1. Dell became the first company with general availability of 25GbE solutions spanning servers and networks. Dell will be marketing their PowerEdge servers with QLogic 25GbE adapters and Dell Z9100-ON top-of-rack switches,
  2. The alliance completed its first SolutionFest on April 27 with the participation of Cumulus, Dell, Finisar, Ixia, Kaminario, QLogic, Teledyne LeCroy and Veeam. The event yielded 40 reference architectures. 
  3. Three companies (Ixia, QLogic and Teledyne LeCroy) have opened  2550100 Solution Labs. 
  4. In only one year since its inception, membership in the 2550100 Alliance has grown to over 140 companies.
  5. The alliance has become a global community with members in North America, Europe and Asia.
  6. Crowd-sourced reference material from members and non-members is now available to industry watchers at www.2550100.com.

“The new generation of 25, 50 and 100 Gb Ethernet technology bolsters enterprise performance and workload management required by hyperscale, cloud service providers and high performance computing,” said Ravi Pendekanti, Vice President of Server Product Management at Dell. “Proven reference architectures, or blueprints, are helping speed the pervasive adoption of 25GbE technology. Regardless of ecosystem, customers now have a clear path to designing and deploying I/O intensive computing environments, an essential step in building a future-ready data center.”

http://www.2550100.com