Showing posts with label UNH-IOL. Show all posts
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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lantiq Highlights IPv6-Ready CPE Status

Lantiq confirmed that its XWAY xDSL and network processor Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) and UGW software suite received the “IPv6 CE Ready�? designation after successful tests at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). This assures that manufacturers of home routers/gateways are enabled to develop future-ready solutions based on Lantiq chips and software. IPv6 certification testing was conducted on Lantiq’s portfolio of dedicated ADSL2/2+, VDSL2 and Gigabit Ethernet SoCs to ensure that customer premises router/gateway can be enabled to support IPv6 connectivity to the Internet.

Lantiq is taking part in World IPv6 Launch Day on June 6.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

UNH-IOL to Conduct IPv6 Home Gateway Tests

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) will conduct interoperability testing of IPv6 enable home gateways next month. The deadline for companies to register for the test event is April 9, 2012.

Monday, October 3, 2011

UNH-IOL Offers Data Center Bridging (DCB) Testing

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) is now offering testing of Data Center Bridging (DCB) in accordance with the finalization of all IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) standards.

The UNH-IOL notes that membership in its DCB Consortium has doubled over the past 12 months. By providing members with access to the latest DCB testing services, the UNH-IOL is helping members prepare for the next-generation of data center networks.

"UNH-IOL's knowledge of both of the Ethernet and Fibre Channel technologies and how they relate to each other makes UNH-IOL an ideal lab for Fibre Channel plugfests. As noted this is our 7th FCoE plugfest, but UNH-IOL has been handling our Fibre Channel plugfests for years now."

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ethernet Alliance Hosts Energy Efficient Ethernet Plugfest

The Ethernet Alliance hosted six companies during an Energy Efficient Ethernet subcommittee interoperability plugfest held earlier this month: Broadcom, Intel, LSI, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Qualcomm Atheros and Vitesse Semiconductor.

The plugfest, which was hosted at the UNH-IOL, the Interoperability Lab at the University of New Hampshire, was intended to verify interoperability of EEE devices that support the 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T EEE capabilities.

This is the second such interoperability event hosted by the Ethernet Alliance; the first event was held in April of 2010.

"The Energy Efficient Ethernet standard, technology, and products reinforce Ethernet as a ubiquitous and green connectivity technology. Sponsoring the EEE interoperability event allowed the Ethernet Alliance to support the market transition to EEE," said Crystal Black, Ethernet Alliance Marketing Chair.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

UNH-IOL Expands 40G/100G Test Capabilities

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) ha expanded the capabilities of its 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet testing services.

Members of the UNH-IOL's 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium now have devices available that are ready for testing, and the enhancements to the testing services will allow members to prepare their products for market in advance of widespread industry adoption.

"Like all new technologies, repeated multi-vendor testing is imperative to speeding the development of 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet devices, as well as driving industry acceptance of the technology," said Jeff Lapak, senior engineer for the UNH-IOL. "Our members are leading the market with these devices, and rely on the lab's experience in offering reliable interoperability testing results that can get working products to the market quickly."

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Extreme Networks Adds FCOE Support

Extreme Networks has added support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocols in multi-vendor environments. The company recently launched its Extreme Networks "Open Fabric" data center solutions providing increased scale, virtualization, and automation to maximize performance and efficiency.

Extreme Networks also recently completed testing in conjunction with the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) FCoE Plugfest, held at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL). This Plugfest focused on end-to-end tests that included FCoE with multiple FCFs (Fibre Channel Forwarders), Extreme Networks and other vendors Data Center Bridging (DCB) Ethernet switches and high availability configurations. The Plugfest provided an environment where leading Fibre Channel and Ethernet vendors came together to work in partnership on their respective FCoE products to ensure both interoperability and configurability between vendors. A total of 14 companies participated in the testing.

"Broad vendor interoperability testing and acceptance of emerging storage network technologies such as FCoE are critical to the wide scale adoption of converged storage networks," said David Ginsburg, sr. vice president of strategic marketing for Extreme Networks. "The successful testing of both FCoE and iSCSI with Extreme Networks DCB Ethernet switches in recent months at UNH IOL helps validate our Open Fabric approach."

  • The Extreme Networks Open Fabric data center architecture incorporates standards-based OpenFlow technology to simplify network provisioning and supports Data Center Bridging (DCB) to provide consolidation of LAN and storage fabrics in the data center, including iSCSI and FCoE. The company said its design goals with this new architecture were to scale for huge switching capacity, support vast number of highly dynamic virtual machines, while leveraging standards-based technologies and existing investments. The Extreme Networks Open Fabric data center solution leverages the ExtremeXOS operating system end-to-end and emphasizes wire-speed switching of Virtual Machines (VMs), intelligence to automate VM mobility through XNV, standards-based, non-blocking high density 10Gbs server connectivity and non-blocking high density 40Gbs fabric interconnect with multi-path forwarding that is also designed to evolve for 100GbE.

Monday, May 16, 2011

First Chipset Interoperability Plugfest Set for Next Week

The HomeGrid Forum and the Broadband Forum will host the first Chipset Interoperability Plugfest next week at the ITU facilities in Geneva, Switzerland. The Chipset Interoperability Plugfest is being facilitated by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).

The specific goals of this first plugfest are to perform initial tests for interoperability and compliance of chipsets from a number of vendors, validate the test suite and act as a prelude to the launch of HomeGrid's formal Compliance and Interoperability program. Multiple chipset vendors are expected to participate.

"As one of the world's leading organizations for broadband best practices and technology evolution, we are pleased to be able to co-host the first chipset open interoperability event. This is a very important step on the road to bringing products to the market and represents a significant milestone for service providers planning to deploy," said Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum.

"The ITU supports this event and we believe this represents a significant milestone in the world's service providers aligning around," said Malcolm Johnson, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau from ITU. "A multi-vendor silicon interoperability event furthers the technology, and with the support of the Broadband Forum and HomeGrid Forum members, we are working with important players that will be deploying this technology in the near future."http://www.broadband-forum.org
  • In June 2010, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) formally approved the standard for next-generation wired home networks, including the Data Link Layer (G.9961), Physical Layer (G.9960) and coexistence protocol (G.9972). is expected to simplify the home networking market, which has until now been cluttered with many competing technologies and upgrade variations.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Extreme Networks Demos Data Center Bridging for iSCSI-Based Storage

Extreme Networks has added support for Data Center Bridging (DCB) protocols in multi-vendor environments into existing BlackDiamond and Summit switching products.

The company recently participated in the Enterprise iSCSI Interoperability Test Event at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), which demonstrated the continued power of Ethernet and recent extensions to the standard, such as Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), to support high performance storage. Extreme Networks was one of many networking and storage vendors to participate and demonstrate the power of open data center architectures for converged data and storage networks. IEEE standards, including CEE and Data Center Bridging (DCBX), enable the lossless transport of Ethernet-based storage traffic and deliver the reliability and lossless characteristics required for demanding SAN applications.