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Utilizing 10GBase-T for broad 10 Gigabit Ethernet deployment

Mar 13, 2012

Download Virtualization, increasingly powerful server platforms, and rising numbers of hosted applications and virtual machines have combined to dramatically increase the demand for additional I/O in the data center.

As a result, the bottleneck in many data centers has shifted to network I/O. Organizations have addressed this challenge by adding Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports. But although this approach helps to increase I/O, it has also increased networking complexity. IT organizations can help reduce this complexity by consolidating traffic from GbE ports onto fewer 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) ports.

This article presents a best-practices deployment using the 10GBase-T standard in networks optimized with Dell servers and switches and Intel Ethernet server adapters using 10GbE technology.


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