November 11, 2008

Solarflare Presents Educational Session on 10 Gigabit Ethernet at ISPCON

Solarflare Communications, the leader in standards-compliant 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) silicon, will present on the topic of 10 Gigabit Ethernet over copper at ISPCON in San Jose, CA, November 11-13, 2008. Led by Dr. Bruce Tolley, vice president of marketing for Solarflare, the session will provide an overview of the IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T standard for 10GbE. He will also discuss technical advancements that enable organizations to easily and cost-effectively upgrade their existing infrastructure and drive power-efficient and high-performing networking for advanced applications.

 Date and time: Thursday, November 13, 9:00am PT Title: '10 Gigabit Ethernet over Copper' Location: McEnery San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA Speaker: Dr. Bruce Tolley, Solarflare VP of marketing; Formerly IEEE 802.3aq study group chair 

Tolley's session will discuss how developments in standards-compliant 10GbE Ethernet technologies provide a means for easily upgrading to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) performance, without requiring a complete infrastructure overhaul. The presentation will also address how enterprises and data centers can leverage the latest 10GBASE-T solutions to meet the requirements of virtualization and other bandwidth-intensive applications. To learn more about the conference and register, visit

About Dr. Bruce Tolley

Tolley is responsible for all marketing activities at Solarflare Communications. Prior to joining Solarflare, he was a senior product line manager at Cisco Systems, where he managed the Ethernet transceiver business. While at Cisco he managed product life cycles and launched Metro Ethernet, 10 Gigabit and 1000BASE-T switch solutions. Formerly study group chair of the IEEE 802.3aq 10GBASE-LRM standards project, Tolley 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. Tolley holds a bachelor's degree from University of California Santa Cruz, a master's from Stanford University, a master's in business administration from Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley and a doctorate from Stanford University.

About Solarflare Communications, Inc.

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. Now real and ready for primetime, Solarflare 10 Gigabit Ethernet makes possible next-generation applications such as streaming rich media, Web 2.0, server virtualization and network convergence. Solarflare is working with key industry partners and customers to ensure interoperability and drive a complete 10GBASE-T ecosystem. The privately held company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with a development center in Cambridge, UK, and has announced relationships with Accton, Citrix, CommScope, Delta, Ixia, Panduit, SMC and VMware.

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