Ethernet Alliance validates multi-vendor interoperability from 10 - 400GbE

March 10, 2020
In advance of OFC 2020, the Ethernet Alliance staged multivendor integration involving technology platforms from 17 member companies.

The Ethernet Alliance, the global consortium dedicated to the advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced its successful validation of multi-vendor interoperability across 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE), 25 GbE, 50 GbE, 100 GbE, 200 GbE and 400 GbE technologies and systems from 17 Ethernet Alliance member companies.

Providers of interconnects, switches and routers, and test and measurement equipment participated in the multi-vendor integration staged at Teledyne LeCroy, Inc., in preparation for the Ethernet Alliance’s annual interactive multi-vendor demo, originally to be held this week at OFC 2020 (March 10-12) in San Diego, California.

In light of the rapidly changing situation with the escalating COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the Ethernet Alliance is not participating in OFC 2020.

The Ethernet Alliance's multi-vendor integration staged prior to the event showcased: a live 400 GbE switch fabric; an implementation of Flex Ethernet (FlexE); 100 Gb/s per lane over a direct attach cable (DAC) and analysis of PAM4 signaling; and a broad array of the latest Ethernet products and systems.

“Multi-vendor interoperability is the bedrock of Ethernet, driving confidence in solutions and accelerating market adoption. The Ethernet Alliance works to constantly reinforce that core value of multi-vendor interoperability and, in doing so, illuminates and promotes the unparalleled value of Ethernet,” commented Peter Jones, chair, Ethernet Alliance, and distinguished engineer, Enterprise Networking, Cisco Systems.

Jones concluded, “We are disappointed that we are unable to participate in OFC 2020 [this year] and look forward to participating at OFC events in the future.”

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