Wednesday, April 28, 2010

40G Ethernet products on stage at Interop 2010

Switching will once again be all the rage at this week's Interop conference in Las Vegas as the first 40Gbps Ethernet products are slated to be unveiled.

Extreme Networks plans to roll out 40G Ethernet uplinks for its stackable switches and modules for its chassis-based systems in the enterprise core. Those products will be priced aggressively too, at less than $1,000 per port.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Net neutrality, Internet-based VPNs, and cloud computing

We began a discussion of the net neutrality ruling and the impact on the enterprise. And while we feel that we're far from a final call on the exact rules that we'll be playing by in this respect, there are certain areas that could be significantly impacted by the rulings. Let's start....READ MORE

Sunday, April 11, 2010

FCC won't have much luck regulating ISPs as telecom providers, expert says

April 7 2010 -Yesterday's appeals court ruling that the Federal Communications Commission lacks jurisdiction over how Internet Service Providers manage network traffic is narrow, but probably makes it difficult for the FCC to try to regulate broadband providers as telecommunications services providers, said......READ MORE

Thursday, April 1, 2010

For ROADMs, Less Is More

SAN DIEGO -- OFC/NFOEC 2010 -- Vendors of reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) technology have talked about colorless, directionless, and contentionless cases. Next up might be "gridless."

It's all part of making ROADMs more flexible in order to give service providers more options. The gridless ROADM -- vendors seem to favor the phrase "flexible spectrum," actually -- has gained some buzz amidst all the 100-Gbit/s chatter..... READ MORE