Supported Networking Technology
Virtualization, with its inherent need for mass quantities of data to be transferred between servers, is driving a migration from the standard 1-Gb Ethernet on the motherboard to 10-Gb Ethernet and beyond. More than 10% of our survey respondents already require that their server motherboards support 10-Gb Ethernet networking technologies, and of the 58% of respondents currently requiring 1-Gb Ethernet support, nearly half told us they're considering moving to 10-Gb Ethernet. What's more, 40-Gb Ethernet is already making headway in core switch-to-switch apps.
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