Media Alert: Ethernet Alliance Hosts Chinese-Language Webinar Addressing Multi-Tenancy and Virtualization Architecture

  Media Alert: Ethernet Alliance Hosts Chinese-Language Webinar Addressing
  Multi-Tenancy and Virtualization Architecture Challenges

Business Wire

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- January 13, 2013

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success
and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced registration is now
open for its first Chinese-language webinar hosted in China at
http://www.cnw.com.cn/bjjt/. Slated for Wednesday, January 16 at 14:00
(GMT+8), the “Ethernet 311: Plumbing for Clouds: Overlay Protocols for
Multi-Tenancy” webinar will be presented in Chinese.

The Ethernet Alliance’s Plumbing for Clouds webinar highlights multi-tenancy
and virtualization challenges in cloud computing. Addressing China’s rapidly
growing population of technology-centric enterprises and end users, the
session discusses multiple hypervisor solutions including VxLAN and NVGRE, and
examines ongoing and emerging standardization efforts. Among discussion topics
to be covered are network problems associated with multi-tenancy, available
pre-standard solutions, and the applicability of IEEE 802.1 bridging standards
in multi-tenancy settings.

WHY ATTEND: Webinar participants will explore an array of subjects, such as:

  *Problems and obstacles relating to multi-tenancy and virtualization
  *Pre-standard solutions currently available for deployment like VxLAN and
    NVGRE
  *Ongoing standardization efforts by IETF, IEEE, and other SDOs
  *Applicability of IEEE 802.1 and 802.3 standards, and possible extensions

“Creating data centers allowing multiple tenants to share physical resources
facilitates greater efficiency, however, it also gives rise to new challenges
like how to effectively allocate and interconnect these mutual resources,”
said Manoj Wadekar, chief technologist, QLogic, and technical chair Ethernet
Alliance. “By delivering an in-depth look at these hurdles and their potential
remedies, the Ethernet Alliance aims to arm those individuals and
organizations tasked with implementing multi-tenant solutions with the
information and answers needed to succeed.”

Hosted by the Ethernet Alliance, Mr. Bruce Bateman, Networking Evangelist APJ,
Dell, Inc., will present the Plumbing for Clouds webinar, originally delivered
in North America in August 2012. Mr. Bateman has a wealth of practical
experience in nearly every aspect of IT. In his role at Dell, Bruce helps
customers understand emerging technologies like Cloud, Big Data, Software
Defined Networking/OpenFlow, Virtualization, advanced data center design, and
network architectures such as Distributed Core.

WHEN: The Ethernet Alliance webinar Plumbing for Clouds: Overlay Protocols for
Multi-Tenancy will be presented on January 16 and is free of charge. The
webinar will also be archived for on-demand viewing at the Ethernet Alliance
website.

For online registration, please visit http://www.cnw.com.cn/bjjt/. For
additional information, please contact the Ethernet Alliance at (503) 619-0564
or email admin@ethernetalliance.org.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The Ethernet Alliance’s Plumbing for Clouds webinar is
ideally suited for CIOs, network architects, data center managers, or any
individual or organization facing the challenges of multiple tenants sharing
common resources.

About the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and
component vendors, industry experts and university and government
professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of
Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards to market
by supporting activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet
technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.

For more information about the Ethernet Alliance, please visit
www.ethernetalliance.org; follow @EthernetAllianc on Twitter; visit the
Ethernet Alliance Facebook page; or join the Ethernet Alliance LinkedIn group.
Individuals who would like to receive updates on Ethernet Alliance news,
activities and events may sign up for the organization’s newsletter at
www.ethernetalliance.org/newsletter.

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