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Ethernet Alliance unveils new associate membership program

March 4, 2014  

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The Ethernet Alliance has announced the availability of its new Associate membership class. Associate Memberships will give startups and other smaller organizations access to Ethernet Alliance benefits and resources, and provide them with new opportunities to play a bigger role within the evolving Ethernet ecosystem, the group said in a release. “Ethernet is stronger and more vibrant than ever, with no signs of an impending ‘midlife crisis’ – a remarkable achievement for a technology that just celebrated its 40th birthday,” said John D’Ambrosia, chairman, Ethernet Alliance, and chief Ethernet evangelist at Dell.

“With Ethernet’s continuing expansion, there’s always a vibrant community of smaller organizations making their way onto the scene. Just as Metcalfe’s Law recognizes the value of a network grows exponentially in proportion to the number of users, the Ethernet Alliance recognizes that by giving emerging players entrée into the Ethernet ecosystem, their ideas and innovations can help to further drive the value of the entire system.”

The Ethernet Alliance’s expanded membership options include Principal, Participating, Consulting, University, and Associate memberships.

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