The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Ethernet Interoperability and Deployments – New and Legacy Solutions Work Together

Tuesday, 10 March, 10:15 - 11:15
Theater II
Session organized by Ethernet Alliance


Session Description
This panel will discuss the testing that results in successful end user deployments. It will also address the evolution of new PAM4 based solutions – 50GbE and above – entering the market and the advancements supporting Ethernet interoperability testing for the successful deployment and integration into legacy networking environments. From switch, server, and storage arrays attached over the multitude of interconnect options, to the advanced storage applications, seamless integration and interoperability for all participants in the ecosystem is a critical “must have” for meeting product deployment schedules, reducing post-sales support issues, and ensuring customer expectations are exceeded. The panel will review the challenges of testing the myriad of Ethernet speeds, and the impact of emerging, mission critical applications utilizing legacy and new, 50GbE and higher speed Ethernet networks.

David Rodgers, Conference Chair, Teledyne LeCroy PSG - Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Ethernet Alliance

David J. Rodgers is Senior Product Marketing Manager with Teledyne LeCroy Protocol Solutions Group, where he focuses on defining, designing, deploying, and marketing a broad range of high-speed serial analysis test and measurement products for Ethernet and Fibre Channel SANs and LANs. 

With over 30 years of leading-edge computer industry experience, Rodgers represents Teledyne LeCroy Test and Measurement solutions in various industry standards groups, including on the Board of Directors for Ethernet Alliance and the Fibre Channel Industry Association, and participation in IEEE and T11 standards bodies, and involvement in the USB, PCIe and NVMe special interest groups. 

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