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Gastroenterologist 12/4/2012 | 11:06:18 PM
re: Agilent Boosts Ethernet-Over-Sonet ouch! sounds like the CEO is not exactly beloved.
fleet_line 12/4/2012 | 11:06:18 PM
re: Agilent Boosts Ethernet-Over-Sonet Seems moot, in that GFP simply encapsulates whatever you hand it. In the Ethernet case, just the preamble is tossed. I read that GFP resembles ATM except for variable length data.
poster 12/4/2012 | 11:06:18 PM
re: Agilent Boosts Ethernet-Over-Sonet "In the future, Agilent plans to extend its product family with chips that support other data types, including storage networking protocols iSCSI, Escon, Fibre Channel, and Infiniband."

my understanding of GFP was that it included mappings for these protocols already. if that's correct and if these chips are truly GFP-compliant, isn't this a mute point?
rickaty 12/4/2012 | 11:06:17 PM
re: Agilent Boosts Ethernet-Over-Sonet GFP encapsulates all forms of packets, but it has recently been extended to do circuit emulation as well. Right now the chip probably just does the packet form of GFP. They will be able to support Fiber Channel and Escon via this GFP circuit emulation functionality in the future.
poster 12/4/2012 | 11:06:16 PM
re: Agilent Boosts Ethernet-Over-Sonet Top 10 reasons why <name of="" optical="" startup="" systems=""> is a rotten startup.

1. Management brings in their friends and make them managers, even though
there is no need for managers. They just sit there and collect salary since day 1.
2. CEO is egotistical. Doesn't know how to run a company.
3. Operation VP did not choose the right vendor to synthesize the chip design.
Major delays. As a result, <name of="" partner="" strategic=""> broke off the business relation.
4. With the <name of="" partner="" strategic=""> fiasco, instead of laying off the persons
at fault, management laid off the innocent employees because they are not their
buddies.
5. <name common="" component="" of="" startup="" sub-system="" vc="" with=""> is a startup and only a startup will take the risk to work with
a rotten company like <name of="" optical="" startup="" systems="">.
6. CEO needs to take acting lesson. He pretended to cry while announcing the layoffs
and did a lousy job.
7. Management is not up front with workers. The company meetings are just full of
lies.
8. Marketing & Sales dept. are not functioning at all. Cannot sell.
9. Management tries to cash in big money even though they are not qualified to lead
a startup.
10. Company burn rate is ridiculously high. Try to cash in before selling it to a
sucker buyer or file for bankruptcy.</name></name></name></name></name>
poster 12/4/2012 | 11:06:15 PM
re: Agilent Boosts Ethernet-Over-Sonet Top 10 reasons why (name of optical systems startup) is a rotten startup.

1. Management brings in their friends and make them managers, even though
there is no need for managers. They just sit there and collect salary since day 1.
2. CEO is egotistical. Doesn't know how to run a company.
3. Operation VP did not choose the right vendor to synthesize the chip design.
Major delays. As a result, (name of stratefic partner) broke off the business relation.
4. With the (name of strategic partner) fiasco, instead of laying off the persons
at fault, management laid off the innocent employees because they are not their
buddies.
5. (name of component/sub-system startup with common VC) is a startup and only a startup will take the risk to work with
a rotten company like .
6. CEO needs to take acting lesson. He pretended to cry while announcing the layoffs
and did a lousy job.
7. Management is not up front with workers. The company meetings are just full of
lies.
8. Marketing & Sales dept. are not functioning at all. Cannot sell.
9. Management tries to cash in big money even though they are not qualified to lead
a startup.
10. Company burn rate is ridiculously high. Try to cash in before selling it to a
sucker buyer or file for bankruptcy.
erbiumfiber 12/4/2012 | 11:06:14 PM
re: Agilent Boosts Ethernet-Over-Sonet To add to the list:

11. There are twice as many managers/administrative employees than there are engineers, technicians, etc. (i.e., the people who are actually going to design and build the product to make all those "administrators" millionaires...)
ofer_fi 12/4/2012 | 11:06:08 PM
re: Agilent Boosts Ethernet-Over-Sonet What about the long delays and Trhoughput degradation when Fibre Channel, ESCOn or FICON are connected via SONET ? How can this be overcome ?
Huub_van_Helvoort 12/4/2012 | 11:04:27 PM
re: Agilent Boosts Ethernet-Over-Sonet The GFP standard ITU-T G.7042 defines the mapping
of several protocols. This means that one can support the mapping of a single protocol following this standard, hence being standard compliant.
--
Or do you expect a chip that is SONET compliant to support everything from T1 to OC-768?
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