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Solarflare Leads 10 Gigabit Ethernet Panel with Arista, Cisco and PANDUIT at Interop Las Vegas 2009

Solarflare Communications, the leader in standards-based 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) silicon, will host a free education session at Interop Las Vegas 2009. A panel comprised of industry experts from leading technology companies, Solarflare along with Arista Networks, Cisco Systems and PANDUIT, will present an overview of the technologies available and the deployment challenges in rolling out 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Dr. Bruce Tolley, vice president of corporate marketing for Solarflare, will moderate the session.

Next-Generation Ethernet Session:

Challenges and opportunities deploying 10G Ethernet

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 9:00am PT, Interop Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay
Moderator: Dr. Bruce Tolley, Solarflare VP corporate marketing; formerly IEEE 802.3aq study group chair
Panelists: Andreas Bechtolsheim, founder, chief development officer and chairman, Arista Networks; Doug Gourlay, vice president marketing, Cisco Systems; Jeff Paliga, director, Global Solutions, PANDUIT; Russell Stern, president and CEO, Solarflare

As data centers and enterprise networks continue to deploy advanced applications, it becomes necessary to look at upgrading the existing infrastructure to 10GbE. Addressing this changing enterprise landscape, the panel will provide an overview of emerging solutions and how to address challenges when implementing 10GbE networks. Also, as authorities on the latest trends, the panelists will discuss virtualization, cloud networking, protocols, media choices and SAN/LAN convergence. Anyone with an Interop expo or conference pass may attend.

In addition, Solarflare and PANDUIT, will demonstrate 10GBASE-T technology running in a virtualized, converged LAN/SAN data center network at booth #2313. It will incorporate PANDUIT TX6A™ 10GIG™ Category 6A UTP Cabling System, Solarflare’s Solarstorm® vNIC controllers and 10Xpress® 10GBASE-T transceivers, a Cisco Catalyst® 4900M 10GbE switch and vSphere-ready VMware™ ESX 3.0. The demonstration proves that businesses can achieve 10 Gigabit performance with extremely low latency to support the latest high-performance applications.

To register, visit http://www.interop.com/ and to schedule an appointment to meet with Solarflare, please contact [email protected].

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About Dr. Bruce Tolley

Bruce Tolley is responsible for corporate marketing including technical, event, and partner marketing activities at Solarflare. Previously, he served as Solarflare’s Vice President of Marketing, and earlier Director of Product Management. Prior to joining Solarflare, Bruce was a Senior Product Line Manager at Cisco Systems where he managed the Ethernet transceiver business that included product life cycle management and the launch of Metro Ethernet, 10 Gigabit, and 1000BASE-T switch solutions. Prior to Cisco, he served in various marketing management roles at 3Com Corporation. Formerly Study Group Chair of the IEEE 802.3aq 10GBASE-LRM standards project, Bruce is a frequent contributor to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standards projects and served as an officer of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance and the Gigabit Ethernet Alliance. He holds a BA from UC Santa Cruz, MA from Stanford University, MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and a PhD from Stanford University.

About Solarflare 10GbE Products

Solarflare designs and develops the industry’s highest-performing, lowest-power, standards-compliant 10GbE vNIC controllers and 10GBASE-T transceivers. Optimized for all key virtualization platforms including Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, Solarflare’s Solarstorm® Ethernet controller consumes less than 2 watts at full line-rate performance delivering the optimal balance in performance and power efficiency. At 5 watts, Solarflare’s 10Xpress® 10GBASE-T PHY with dynamic power scaling™ is the lowest power PHY in the industry and supports distances of greater than 100 meters on UTP Category 6A cabling, 100 meters on STP Category 6, 55 meters on UTP Category 6 and 45 meters on UTP Category 5E cabling. For additional product information and pricing, send a request to [email protected].

About Solarflare

Solarflare Communications is a semiconductor company delivering the next level of high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE). As the leading provider of standards-compliant 10GbE silicon, Solarflare’s robust and power-efficient solutions are cost effective and easy to deploy. Ready for primetime, Solarflare 10 Gigabit Ethernet makes possible next-generation applications such cloud computing, server virtualization, network convergence and low latency UDP multicast (with Open Onload™) for market data applications. The privately held company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with a development center in Cambridge, UK, and has announced relationships with Accton, Citrix, Delta Networks Inc, Panduit, SMC Networks and VMware.

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