NetFlash: IEEE sets sights on 100G Ethernet

* IEEE sets sights on 100G Ethernet * Redback rails against Cisco edge router * Internet2 lights up the first segment of next-gen net * Survey: NAC backlash growing * One man's plan to save $1 billion through shared networks * Buzzblog: Vendor's holiday Wi-Fi warning as obvious as Santa's beard * Today on Layer 8

IEEE sets sights on 100G Ethernet

The next Ethernet speed will be 100Gbps, the IEEE voted recently. Now the standards body just has to go build something never done before. Click here for more.

Redback rails against Cisco edge router

Redback Networks is taking shots at Cisco’s 7600 edge router, just when the 6-year-old product is ready to become a more direct competitor to Redback's offerings. Click here for more.

Internet2 lights up the first segment of next-gen net

Internet2 announced Tuesday at its Fall Member Meeting in Chicago that the first segment of its next generation network is live. Click here for more.

Survey: NAC backlash growing

Network Access Control technologies may be waning as a priority for U.S. businesses because decision makers worry that the technology isn’t quite baked yet, according to an upcoming study by TheInfoPro. Click here for more.

One man's plan to save $1 billion through shared networks

Some pride themselves on thinking outside of the box. James Hettrick doesn’t even know where the box is. Hettrick, the IT director for the city of Loma Linda, Calif., has already spearheaded an initiative that brought a law mandating fiber-optic cabling be installed in any new construction or substantial renovations in his city, the better to connect to the 1Gbps fiber that links residential and commercial buildings alike to a 10G fiber core. Loma Linda’s Connected Community Program is intended to spur the local economy, help out its medical research institutions, and improve quality of life for residents. Click here for more.

Buzzblog: Vendor's holiday Wi-Fi warning as obvious as Santa's beard

For the love of Saint Nicholas, do not let anyone hang holiday decorations willy-nilly about the workplace lest you render the office Wi-Fi net as discombobulated as Santa's sleigh without Rudolph... Sigh. Click here for more.

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