A week after Digital Equipment announced an agreement with Alteon Networks to resell its Gigabit Network Interface card, Microsoft is reported to have said NT 5.0 will support the proprietary large size Ethernet frames.
Yet another piece in the NT jigsaw, the Alteon developed technology provides very fast links between Gigabit Ethernet servers and adapters, and it is a fast, efficient way of linking data centres. To date, Alteon's 180 Gigabit Ethernet switch was targeted mainly at Internet service providers or corporations.
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