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10 Gigabit Ethernet for Data Center Efficiency and Simplicity

As bandwidth-intensive applications such as Web 2.0, Virtualization, High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) continue to proliferate within Enterprise Data Centers, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) provides a cost-effective way to increase throughput and seamlessly deliver customer service level agreements.

Indeed, with prices falling below $500 per port, 10 GbE switches are fast becoming the technology of choice for the access, distribution and core layers of the data center. Nonetheless, today’s 10 GbE switches and routers must provide more than just speeds and feeds. Energy efficiency and cooling are critical factors in optimizing data-center economics—as companies need to balance performance with power consumption to meet energy budgets.

10 Gigabit Ethernet empowers companies to expand application capabilities, reduce time to solve complex financial and scientific applications, and quickly respond to changing customer needs and market conditions.

High bandwidth, low-latency, and energy efficiency are the key differentiators of IBM System Networking’s IBM Gigabit Ethernet switch offerings.

The IBM product family is designed for data centers—implementing high-performance compute clusters; and enterprise networks—consolidating disparate SAN solutions into a common, low-cost, and high-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet, IP storage network.

IBM System Networking’s fast, virtual, proven, interoperable, and reliable 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) help accelerate business growth.

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