27 and 28 January 2011

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100GE – So we’ve got 802.3ba, now what do we do with it? 

Chris Bull –Systems Engineer - ANZ Service Providers,  Brocade

Chris has been helping Service Providers design and build networks for the past 11 years.
In  June 2010, having transferred from the UK, Chris joined Brocade in Australia and is focused on Service Provider and large enterprise customers who have large IP core networks running advanced technologies such as MPLS and Metro Ethernet services. Chris joined Foundry networks in the UK 4 years ago, prior to the acquisition by Brocade in December 2008, and had been focusing on Data Centre Networking for IBM, Application Deliver Control and Server Load Balancing, as well as UK Service Providers.  Prior to joining Foundry Networks he was employed for 7 years as a Systems Engineer with Cisco Systems where his role was to provide network design consultation for Mobile Service Providers, in particular Orange, Vodafone and T-Mobile.

Since the ratification of 802.3ba, there has been a lot of work done to get 100GE into production – but are we there yet? High Speed Ethernet, in particular 100 GE and its adoption into production network environments certainly has its challenges in becoming mainstream, so how and where can the technology be used?

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