This weeks oxymoron: Ethernet will never dominate in…

…Broadcast TV and Storage. Apparently.

I’ve just read a blog post by Shehzad Merchant of Extreme Networks, about a panel he recently participated in, where one of the other panelists asserted the above was true.

Fascinating that a conference in 2011 is talking about Ethernet not becoming dominant in broadcast TV.

There are several broadcast organisations who are already using large scale 10 Gig Ethernet platforms in places such as their archiving systems and in their playout platforms, and I’m not talking niche broadcasters, but big boys like ESPN. Not sure if any of them are using Extreme’s Purple boxes though.

This unnamed panelist would be better off moving into time-travel, as it seems are already able to come here from the past and make these assertions.

I do wonder if it’s actually the stick-in-the-mud storage industry which will be slower to move than the broadcasters!