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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Networking Leaders Announce Initiative to Develop 100 GbE Services

The development of standards for 100 Gigabit Ethernet is a key part of the process to support widespread cost-effective deployment of 100 GbE technology. The IEEE is currently targeting mid-2010 for industry agreement on a 100 GbE standard.

Internet2, ESnet, Infinera, Juniper Networks and Level 3 Communications today at the annual SC08 conference in Austin, Texas, announced they have agreed to work together to aggressively develop and test emerging 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technologies. The initiative will build on fresh-from-the-laboratory technologies to create a 100GbE testbed on the Internet2 and ESnet networks with an operational network capability soon thereafter.

The initiative highlights the leadership of these organizations in ensuring the Research & Education community has the networking capacity and speed they need to drive advancements in fields such as high-energy physics, telemedicine and climate research.

In support of the development, Juniper Networks plans to leverage its industry-leading T1600 core router. As the only 100 Gbps-ready core router available today, the T1600 provides unparalleled investment protection and a seamless migration path to 100 Gbps. With 100 Gbps of capacity per slot, the T1600 ensures Internet2 and ESnet could quickly and easily deploy 100 Gbps interfaces.

Press Release:

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 19 November, 2008 – Internet2, ESnet, Infinera, Juniper Networks and Level 3 Communications today at the annual SC08 conference in Austin, Texas, announced they have agreed to work together to aggressively develop and test emerging 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technologies.

The initiative will build on fresh-from-the-laboratory technologies to create a 100GbE testbed on the Internet2 and ESnet networks with an operational network capability soon thereafter.

This joint development effort brings together the technical leadership of Level 3 Communications, Infinera, and Juniper Networks, as well as ESnet and Internet2's unmatched experience supporting research communities with the most demanding networking requirements.

Check out here for full press release.

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