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The Future of Ethernet – 2016 Roadmap Released by Ethernet Alliance

The Future of Ethernet – 2016 Roadmap Released by Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance has announced their 2016 road map of enhancements for Ethernet.

Ethernet enhancements include speeds, connectivity interfaces that span needs from consumer, enterprise, to cloud and managed service providers.Ethernet technologies continue to be enhanced from consumer focused, Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Devices (IoD) to enterprise, data centers, IT and non-IT usage as well as cloud and managed service providers.

At the lower end where there is broad adoption, the continued evolution of easier to use, lower cost, inter-operable technologies and interfaces expands Ethernet adoption footprint while at the higher-end, all of those IoT, IoD, consumer and other devices aggregated (consolidate) into cloud and other services that have the need for speeds from 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE and 400GbE.

Highlights of Ethernet Roadmap

  • FlexEthernet (FlexE)
  • QSFP-DD, microQSFP and OBO interfaces
  • Speeds from 10Mbps to 400GbE.
  • 4 Pair Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Power over Data Line (PoDL)

Read more at SYS.CON Media

Original content by Greg Schulz