Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Stitt: Sonet's Even More Dead
Four years ago, Gordon Stitt declared: "Sonet is Dead." This week, the Extreme Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR - message board) CEO got to come back and say the same thing, without the same controversy.
"10-Gbit/s Ethernet combined with IP really accelerates the demise of Sonet networks," Stitt said during his keynote speech at yesterday's Light Reading Live! event, "10-Gbit/s Ethernet Components: Ready for Prime Time." The day-long session, moderated by Heavy Reading analyst Simon Stanley, focused on the semiconductors, optical modules, and network processors being targeted at 10-Gbit/s Ethernet.
...his point was that Sonet, like mainframes, has a knowledge pool that will be shrinking. The new talent in networking is "all going to be well versed in Ethernet," he said.
posted by Dietrich Bonhoeffer at 5:40 AM