Entries by Leah Wilkinson

OIF shows 56G electrical interfaces & CFP2-ACO

Gazettayte, Roy Rubenstein Wednesday, March 25, 2015 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is using the OFC exhibition taking place in Los Angeles this week to showcase the first electrical interfaces running at 56 Gigabit. Coherent optics in a CFP2 pluggable module is also being demonstrated. “The most important thing for everyone is power consumption on […]

OIF Members Lead the Industry in 56G Interfaces and Pluggable Coherent Optics

Collaboration Results in Groundbreaking Work Fremont, Calif. – Feb. 24, 2015– Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) members are leading the market again in a live technology demonstration at OFC 2015 in Los Angeles, March 24-26, 2015, booth #613. The OIF Technology Showcase 2015 – It’s Happening Now – 56G Electrical Interfaces and Pluggable Coherent Optics will […]

OIF Tackles Incremental Bandwidth Increases with FlexEthernet

Significant Strides Made on SDN, APIs, CEI As members of the Optical Internetworking Forum gathered last month for their first quarterly meeting of 2015, the organization launched a new project to enable flexible Ethernet by providing a toolkit to expand the utility of existing and future Ethernet interfaces.  The new project, labeled FlexEthernet, provides a way for Ethernet equipment to more efficiently […]

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 […]