Ethernet Alliance helps drive transition to next-generation higher-speed Ethernet

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, has announced its next multivendor plugfest is taking place June 26 — 30, 2017, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in Durham, NH, the company said.

The test event focuses on 25GBASE-R and 100GBASE-R high-speed Ethernet technologies.

With rising bandwidth demand and the expansion of data center footprints, it is critical to get new, higher-speed Ethernet technologies to end users quickly as possible.

To help accelerate delivery of these next-generation solutions to market, the Ethernet Alliance multivendor interoperability 25GBASE-R and 100GBASE-R Plugfest will provide participants the opportunity to thoroughly test their forward-looking Ethernet technologies in a collaborative, vendor-neutral environment.

With 17 members attending, the plugfest includes representation from across the whole of the Ethernet ecosystem.

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.