Media Alert: Ethernet Alliance Explores Ethernet’s Future with Kickoff of TEF 2013

  Media Alert: Ethernet Alliance Explores Ethernet’s Future with Kickoff of
  TEF 2013

 Two-day gathering sets stage for frank discussions about what lies ahead for
     Ethernet, the foundation of modern global networking and high-speed
                                communications

Ethernet Alliance TEF 2013

Business Wire

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- October 3, 2013

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success
and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced additional details
of its upcoming 2013 Technology Exploration Forum (TEF 2013). Scheduled for
October 15 – 16, 2013 at the Network Meeting Center in Silicon Valley’s
TechMart, TEF 2013 unites the Ethernet ecosystem in a discussion of what’s
next for this essential networking and communications technology.

WHAT: At TEF 2013, “The Future of Ethernet”, Ethernet industry leaders,
stakeholders, and industry visionaries, including Ethernet inventor Robert
(Bob) Metcalfe, will discuss Ethernet’s path forward.

WHEN: TEF 2013 will be held October 15 – 16, 2013.

WHERE: Network Meeting Center, TechMart, Santa Clara, CA.

WHO: Both Ethernet Alliance members and non-members interested in the future
of Ethernet are encouraged to attend this event.

WHY ATTEND: TEF 2013 offers a unique opportunity to engage with key Ethernet
ecosystem leaders, innovators, and stakeholders. Attendees will join in open
dialog that will help shape Ethernet’s future and set out a course for its
continued evolution.

“As Bob Metcalfe has noted, Ethernet is a brand of innovation.Since its
invention 40 years ago, Ethernet’s success story has been one fueled by
innovation and evolution, working together to meet market demands,” said John
D’Ambrosia, chairman, Ethernet Alliance, and chief Ethernet evangelist,
Dell.“Technology Exploration Forum 2013 is aptly named ‘The Future of
Ethernet’. The Ethernet Alliance will bring the industry together to explore a
host of topics: from its inherent synergy with wireless technologies to next
generation optical discussions to software defined networking to the emerging
area of Vehicular Ethernet.With the Father of Ethernet, Bob Metcalfe leading
the way, we will discuss mapping Ethernet’s future.”

Registration will remain open at http://bit.ly/EA-TEF13_Reg until October 14,
2013. Media passes are available to accredited journalists and editors
interested in attending TEF 2013. Requests for media passes should be emailed
to press@ethernetalliance.org.

More information about The Future of Ethernet TEF 2013, including event and
registration information is available on the Ethernet Alliance website. For
more information about the Ethernet Alliance, please visit
http://www.ethernetalliance.org, follow @EthernetAllianc on Twitter, visit its
Facebook page, or join its LinkedIn group.

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.

Additional Quotes:

“Dell’Oro Group is delighted to participate at TEF 2013. As industry analysts,
we have been tracking the Ethernet Switch market every quarter since 1995, and
have seen all the important technology shifts and trends evolve to shape the
rich and innovative markets we have today. The Ethernet Alliance has created a
great forum for discussion. There is exciting growth happening for Ethernet in
the data center and we look forward sharing our thoughts and predictions
through the next five years and beyond.” - Alan Weckel, vice president,
Dell’Oro Group

"Leviton is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2013 Technology Exploration Forum.
As a global manufacturer of copper and fiber infrastructure solutions, we are
very involved in development of next generation copper and fiber Ethernet
standards. We are excited about the opportunity to discuss technologies and
migration strategies with the end-users attending the TEF event." – Gary J.
Bernstein, senior director of product management, Leviton Network Solutions

“LightCounting Market Researchis proudto be a sponsor of the 2013 Ethernet
AllianceTechnology Exploration Forumand to contribute to the discussion of
Ethernet’s future. As the leading market research company for high-speed
interconnects, weworkto provide solid market data and forecast projections
of Ethernet optical transceivers. At the Forum, we will discuss today's trends
inphotonic integration and how this technology has the potential to underpin
the advancement of Ethernet in data centers.”– Dale Murray, Principal
Analyst, LightCounting Market Research

“The Linley Group is delighted to participate in TEF with the Ethernet
Alliance, which has played a pivotal role in the promotion and adoption of new
Ethernet initiatives. The leading independent research organization on
networking components, The Linley Group will share its insights and
projections for Ethernet and the rapidly evolving SDN applications.” – Jag
Bolaria, senior analyst, the Linley Group

Contact:

Interprose Public Relations
Melissa Power, 401-454-1314
melissa.power@interprosepr.com
 
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