Recapping the Ethernet Technology Summit

-March 03, 2012

It was my great pleasure to have had the opportunity to participate in the third annual Ethernet Technology Summit in San Jose, CA.  As this was both my first time speaking on a panel and my first trip to California, it was a great experience.  In addition, I was able to reconnect with a couple former IOL employees who are now working in the industry.

Some prevailing themes from the conference were 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet, Virtualization, Data Center Bridging and Convergence.  I spoke on the topic of “Advantages and Testing Considerations of a Converged DCB Network,” which I felt was a good match to both the topics from the other panelists as well as the general interests of the audience.  During the presentation, I discussed how utilizing DCB to converge storage and data networks can reduce costs, and also why conformance and interoperability testing in this emerging area are important. To view my presentation check out the Conference Proceedings: http://www.ethernetsummit.com/English/Collaterals/Proceedings/2012/20120222_1-102_Scruton.pdf. I’d like to thank Dr. Lance Leventhal and the entire Ethernet Technology Summit team for putting together an excellent conference.

As a side note, we recently issued a press release that provides more information about the topics addressed during my presentation, as well as a recent expansion of the UNH-IOL’s 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet testing capabilities. Here is a link to the press release: http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20120222005526/en/UNH-IOL/Ethernet-Technology-Summit/40-and-100-Gigabit-Ethernet-Consortium

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Peter Scruton, Manager

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