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Enterasys releases 10-Gigabit Ethernet modules for its routers, switch

Enterasys Networks Inc., a provider of enterprise networking products, today announced 10-Gigabit Ethernet modules...


December 16, 2002  


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Enterasys Networks Inc., a provider of enterprise networking products, today announced 10-Gigabit Ethernet modules for its X-Pedition ER16 routers and Matrix E1 OAS (Optical Access Switch).

The Toronto company said in a release the addition of 10-Gigabit Ethernet technology meets the rising performance and capacity requirements of enterprise customers, enabling real-time delivery of high-bandwidth, advanced applications across local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and metropolitan area network (MAN) environments.

As organizations continue to deploy videoconferencing, intranets, e-commerce and other network-enabled communications, enterprises will continually require greater performance, efficiency, control, security and high-availability networking for their essential applications, regardless of location, it said.

The modules are designed to allow enterprises to utilize the network as a business tool to improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase productivity, the company said.

One organization that is planning to use the modules is CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics.

“The aggregate data throughput for CERN’s next-generation particle collider, LHC, will exceed one terabit per second," said Wolfgang von Ruden, division leader of Information Technology at CERN. "Within the framework of the CERN open lab for DataGrid applications, we are preparing for this enormous data challenge."

The 10-Gigabit Ethernet modules are based on the IEEE 802.3ae standard.


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