10GBASE-T Comes of Age

By Chauncey Schwartz

With the next generation of servers capable of supporting 10G Ethernet (10GbE) on the motherboard, 10GbE is on the cusp of an explosive growth curve. With this comes the need for an effective rack cabling solution, meaning 10GBASE-T is also ready for an intense growth spurt. But how do you know when you should choose 10GBASE-T versus other connectivity options? And what about power consumption? How many vendors out there offer 10GBASE-T connectivity, if any? Questions like these are what keep cabling managers and network operators up at night, but here’s a chance to have them answered: the Ethernet 202: 10GBASE-T Revamped webinar.

Hosted by the Ethernet Alliance and presented by Ron Cates of PLX Technology and Siemon’s Valerie Maguire, this webinar is slated for Tuesday, June 26, 2012. There will be two sessions offered – one at 9:00 AM PDT, and a second at 4:00 PM PDT – with a short Q&A period after each presentation. Among topics to be covered include an introduction into the wide variety of Ethernet connectivity options available today, where 10GBASE-T fits into the landscape, techniques for lowering power dissipation when using 10GBASE-T, and an explanation of length restrictions.

One of the great things about the Ethernet 202: 10GBASE-T Revamped webinar is the value it offers for attendees. From a review of key benefits of 10GBASE-T technologies, to a discussion of EMI mitigation strategies, to exploring which equipment types can use 10GBASE-T interfaces, webinar participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the technology and its potential application in their own organizations.

The University of Ethernet educational series is one of the many services the Ethernet Alliance offers to its members, end users, and the greater Ethernet ecosystem alike. Improving knowledge and understanding of the latest Ethernet trends and advancements among these key stakeholders enables the Ethernet Alliance to fulfill its primary mission of helping to grow and expand Ethernet as a whole. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to increase your knowledge of Ethernet connectivity options and 10GBASE-T technologies – register today for the Ethernet 202: 10GBASE-T Revamped webinar today.