Monitoring High-Speed Networks
The world is embracing high speed networks slow and steady. Many hardware vendors like Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Huawei and Brocade have announced support for 100Giga bit Ethernet and organizations around the world have also shown interest in launching 100G networks. All these events simply point to the advent of 100 Gigabit Ethernet in the commercial segment. "Also of note were very strong shipment trends in 100GBase LR4 modules, demonstrating the widespread prototyping and trial activity now underway among 100 Gbps vendors and service providers," notes Andrew Schmitt, directing analyst for optical at Infonetics Research.