The industry is counting on getting new Ethernet solutions at a faster rate, according to the chairman of the Ethernet Alliance who reviews what's in the pipeline.
In the world of Ethernet, the rate of change over the past two years has been nothing short of incredible. While it can be argued that the 2007 decision to develop 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) simultaneously was the catalyst for the state of Ethernet today, the reality is much more complex.
In hindsight, 40GbE turned out to be a big opportunity for many companies, and not the disaster some feared back in early 2007. The success of 40GbE, driven largely by hyper-scale data centers, is providing many lessons that the Ethernet industry has taken to heart as it moves forward today.
For the sake of brevity, let’s focus on just three. First, all of the various market segments that leverage Ethernet do not move at the same rate resulting in the decision to simultaneously develop both 40GbE and 100GbE. This represented the first departure from Ethernet’s prior 10x increment leaps.
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