SOURCE: Solarflare


February 29, 2012 08:00 ET

Solarflare Vice President Re-Elected as Director of Ethernet Alliance

With Over 15 Years' 10 Gigabit Ethernet Leadership, Dr. Bruce Tolley Continues Leadership Role and Collaboration With Global Community

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 29, 2012) - Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking software and hardware, announced today that the Ethernet Alliance has re-elected Bruce Tolley, Solarflare's vice president of solutions marketing, as director for 2012.

The Ethernet Alliance is an important industry group dedicated to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. It was created to promote industry awareness, acceptance and advancement of technology and products based on existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards. The organization accelerates industry adoption and removes barriers to market entry by providing a cohesive, market responsive, industry voice on IEEE 802 Ethernet projects. As a member of the board of directors, Tolley will contribute to the governance of the Alliance and work with his fellow directors to set direction of the Alliance in order to fulfill its mission and objectives.

"I am proud to be re-elected as director of the Ethernet Alliance, because its mission to promote Ethernet technologies aligns well with Solarflare's expertise and my heritage," said Tolley. "The Ethernet Alliance is comprised of a talented, dedicated and diverse body of technologists, executives and marketers all pulling toward a single goal. I look forward to working on such initiatives using social media and blogging for technology education and outreach, driving multivendor interoperability for IEEE 1588 precision time, and incubating the development and promotion of other next-generation Ethernet standards with ecosystem partners and customers."

At Solarflare, Tolley is responsible for solutions and outbound marketing, which includes technical, event and partner marketing activities. Prior to joining Solarflare, Tolley was a senior product line manager at Cisco Systems where he managed the Ethernet transceiver business that included product life cycle management and he launched Metro Ethernet, 10 Gigabit and 1000BASE-T switch solutions. Formerly Study Group Chair of the IEEE 802.3aq 10GBASE-LRM standards project, Tolley has been a frequent contributor to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standards projects. He holds an MA from Stanford University, MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and a PhD from Stanford University.

About Solarflare
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About the Ethernet Alliance
The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes systems 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.

For more information, visit Individuals who would like to receive updates on Ethernet Alliance news, activities and events may sign up for the organization's newsletter at

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