Posts about Ethernet

We’re now entering the golden age for merchant silicon, custom application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and platforms in the data center Ethernet switch and router markets. During the next five years, the market will undergo at least two rapid product transitions in order to meet the additional bandwidth demands of cloud providers ...
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For the data center space, most of the talk over the past few years has been around how big data center buildouts are getting bigger, with most discussions around large Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft deployments. In early 2017, we heard about data center locations that would span multiple buildings with over a million of square feet in capacity ...
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I believe that the full value of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is best realized using Pure-Play Virtualization. We define pure-play virtualization as software Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) running in a standard virtualization environment (e.g. KVM and OpenStack) hosted on open servers. Pure-play virtualization lets service providers achieve the benefits of rapid composition and activation of innovative services that can be hosted on the right-sized platform at the appropriate location in the network (edge, CO or datacenter)...


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Posted by Teresa Mastrangelo on April 14, 2015

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The copper plant. Its death has been widely reported and greatly exaggerated despite all the hype surrounding Fiber-to-the-Home. To put it in perspective, there remain more than 1.3 billion lines of copper and nearly 400 million lines of DSL. In some markets, such as Western Europe – 76 percent of broadband lines remain on DSL - providing ample incentive to exploit its capabilities ...
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