Is it time to move to 10 Gigabit Ethernet?

Schatt, Stan
May 2003
Computer Weekly;5/27/2003, p36
Trade Publication
For IEEE 802.3ae specification, there are several different options for this architecture since it supports three unique light frequencies as well as two different types of fibre interfaces. Some interfaces have been developed for wide area networks while others are more appropriate for local area networks. Despite the high cost, they can be cost-effective in certain Wan configurations. Given the cost of leased fibre optic cables, there could be a tenfold saving in line costs, which far exceeds the cost of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology offers the speed and distance to make IP-based storage area networks realistic — both for network-attached storage appliances and for iSCSI implementations.


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