At Light Reading's previous Ethernet event (in New York, November 2010), chief editor, events, Carol Wilson anticipated an Ethernet Exchange Smackdown. Here in London, there was no sign of that. (see Ethernet Exchange Smackdown?)
In fact, it was more of a love-in than a smackdown, with no fights for superhero Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Stan "Etherman" Hubbard to break up.
Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), Telx Group Inc. and CENX Inc. managed to provide updates on their businesses without any gauntlets being thrown down, any barbed comments and no offers to take the debate outside. (See Ethernet Exchange Smackdown? and Etherman Hits Europe.)
So were they really just being polite, or were they playing it cool?
It seems that, now they all have services up and running, they're more interested in providing updates on how their relatively new businesses are doing:
For more of our Ethernet Europe coverage, please see these stories:
- Ethernet Europe: Happy Snaps, Part I
- Q&A: Equinix - Carrier Ethernet Exchange Update
- Ethernet Europe: Star Turns
- Ethernet Europe: Coming Down From the Cloud
- Euronews @ Ethernet Europe: April 12
— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile