Category Archives: 25Gb/s

25/50 and 100Gb Ethernet Soon to be Most Deployed Ethernet Bandwidth

Results from the first ever 25, 50 and 100Gb Ethernet plugfest, driven by the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, are in and the multi-vendor interoperability event has yielded some very promising results that showcase the level of maturity that the technology is currently at.  Before discussing the vendor interoperability testing and results, it is important to […]

DesignCon Trade Show – Connecting All the Signaling Dots

Stop by Booth #120 to see Mellanox 25G and 100Gb/s DAC, AOCs, SR4, PSM4 Cables and Transceivers DesignCon at the Santa Clara Convention Center, to be held Jan. 31-Feb. 2, is the “chippie geek” trade show of the year and you better know how to speak PAM4 fluently this year if you attend. Electronic signaling […]

2017 Prediction – Networking will take Clouds to New Levels of Efficiency

At the dawn of the 21st century, and in order to meet the market demand, data center architects started to move away from the traditional scale-up architecture, which suffered from a limited and expensive scalability, to a scale-out architecture. Looking backward, it was the right direction to take, since that the ongoing growth of data […]

Mellanox 2016: The Year In Review

‘Fantastical’ Networking Achievements and Where To Find Them Part I Oh, what a year it was for Mellanox. One might even say magical. From HPC accelerating the world’s fastest computer, to breaking down technology barriers of hyperconverged systems and in Artificial Intelligence, Mellanox was at the forefront of many of the world’s most profound technical […]

Seven Predictions for 2017

As we look forward to 2017 it is time to peer out into the distance and think about what will happen during the year:   2017 will mark the beginning of the Hunger Games for high performance Optical Component Startups. This fight to the death battle is inevitable, because there is no de-facto industry standard […]

Short Reach Optics in Modern Data Centers

Spanning Across the Data Center or Breakouts Within the Rack Short Reach (SR) multi-mode optics are the lowest priced optical interconnects available today that use optical connectors to separate the transceiver from the optical fibers. Although both support 100m reach, AOCs are much less expensive that SR optics but the former functions as a complete […]

WooHoo!! We’re Two!! Happy Birthday 25G Ethernet Consortium!

Why 25G Ethernet is like a back-Flipping Wall-Climbing 2 Year Old! Happy Birthday! Today marks the 2nd birthday of the 25G Ethernet Consortium . It was July 1, 2014 that Microsoft, Google, Mellanox, Arista, and Broadcom first announced the formation of the consortium in order to define interoperable 25 and 50 Gigabit Ethernet solutions. There is a […]

The Race to 25G Ethernet – Seven Critical Issues that will Decide the Winner

Often marketers treat new technology like a foot race, and for some it seems the ultimate goal is to be the first to announce a new product. But in reality the first to announce, just like the first out of the blocks, doesn’t actually determine the end of the story as this race video shows. […]

Ethernet Performance – Can you Afford an Unpredictable Network?

Overlay networks (such as VXLAN) are the most widely deployed implementation of Software Defined Networks (SDN). But when deploying an overlay SDN network, a bullet proof underlay networks is required. Many simply assume that the underlay network will perform reliably and predictably. But it turns out that at the highest network speeds, predictable performance is […]