The unequivocal market need for 40-GbE in the data center

"The business case for 40 Gigabit Ethernet is becoming inescapably compelling," writes Cisco's Gautam Chanda.

A recent white paper from Cisco addresses data centers' impending move to 40 Gigabit Ethernet, how it will change the network's architecture, and what IT managers can do now to prepare to migrate to the new standard. "The business case for 40 Gigabit Ethernet is becoming inescapably compelling," writes Cisco's Gautam Chanda.

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"While 10 Gigabit Ethernet is still making its way into the data centers, CIOs and IT managers must now consider how they are going to handle what’s coming next: high-bandwidth applications such as server virtualization and cloud computing, fabric consolidation within the data center, and a greater demand for high-performance computing among end users," continues Chanda. "The need for faster data transfer rates is relentless and carries significant implications with regard to network productivity as well as opex costs."

View/Download the white paper here.

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