Technology & Industry Partners
25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium
Xena is part of the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium – an organization open to all third parties who wish to participate as members in enabling the transmission of Ethernet frames at 25 or 50 Gigabit per second (Gbps) and promote the standardization and improvement of the interfaces for applicable products.
This dynamic research & education center is affiliated with DTU, the Technical University of Denmark. The center represent a unique integration of research within optical and communications technologies, with 135 staff members and students and researchers from more than 15 countries. Xena Networks is working closely with DTU Fotonik on the development of Xena’s 100 Gbps test interfaces.
Xena is a member of the Ethernet Alliance – a global consortium that includes system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education.
Established in Silicon Valley in 2003, Iometrix is the networking industry’s preeminent testing authority. Iometrix provides globally recognized and trusted certification tests as the official test laboratory of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and the Broadband Forum (BBF). Iometrix is also strongly committed to advancing industry testing standards and has authored test specifications in several leading standards bodies including the IETF, IEEE, MEF, MSF, IP/MPLS Forum and BBF.
The University of New Hampshire InterOperatibility Laboratory Data Center Bridging Consortium is an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance solutions for the networking industry. This includes their automated Gfast and DSL test tool, Test Sentinel. UNH-IOL also focuses on testing and implementing IEEE 802.1 Data Center Bridging, and Xena is a contributor to the UNH-IOL Data Center Bridging Consortium.