“Ten Things about 10 Gigabit Ethernet”

When product tester David Newman recently compared 10-gigabit data center switches from six leading vendors, he found that “switching” and “data center switching” are two very different things.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010, Newman will highlight some of these differences, including new IEEE mechanisms to converge storage and data networks; new features to support not only virtual servers but also virtual network devices; and new redundancy protocols to boost uptime. Of course, high performance remains a key requirement. Test results reveal some surprises when it comes to moving both unicast and multicast traffic.

About the Speaker

Network Test founder David Newman has more than 20 years’ experience with network design and performance benchmarking. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and an active participant in the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). Newman has conducted numerous tests of network infrastructure and security devices for equipment makers, large enterprises and trade publications such as Network World and Light Reading.

Newman is the author of RFCs 2647 and 3511, the IETF specifications for firewall performance testing, as well as RFC 4814 on the contents of test traffic. Prior to founding Network Test, Newman served for nearly 10 years as director of lab testing for Data Communications magazine. Newman is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and New York University

RSVP to Doug Askegard.

The talk is free and open to the public.  Location is ITT Force Protection Systems in Thousand Oaks; see directions and details:

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