Entries by Leah Wilkinson

OIF’s FlexEthernet Project Targets DCI

News Analysis, Light Reading Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large February 12, 2015 Internet content providers and other network operators are looking for much fatter connections between their data centers than the current Ethernet service definitions can provide. So the Optical Internetworking Forum is stepping up with a new project to define more flexible Ethernet options for using […]

Ethernet speed tuning goal of OIF FlexEthernet project

Author Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave February 12, 2015 Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) members decided last month at their first quarter 2015 meeting to launch a project that would enable systems designers and their customers to tune the transmission speeds of their Ethernet equipment to rates not specified in existing Ethernet standards. […]

OIF Advancing Transport SDN Agreements

News Analysis Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large 11/20/2014 After successfully demonstrating Global Transport SDN, the Optical Internetworking Forum is starting an effort to develop implementation agreements for the interfaces used in that demo to link applications to an SDN controller. The move will address issues revealed in the demo about gaps in definitions for how user applications […]

OIF Launches New Project to Identify APIs for Transport SDN

Close on the heels of the joint Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Global Transport SDN demonstration that concluded in October, the OIF has launched a new project to develop implementation agreements (IAs) for the application programming interfaces (APIs) used between application and network controller during the event. The new initiative will […]