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8/30/2010
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Server Technology Hits A Crossroads

Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "State Of Server Technology 2010," our report evaluating changes in the server market motivated by the push to consolidate data center systems, get power and cooling costs under control and make the most of the cloud.
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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.

Download the full InformationWeek Analytics report State of Server Technology 2010.

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