TITLE

Low-cost 10 Gigabit Ethernet targets business

AUTHOR(S)
Savvas, Antony
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Computer Weekly;3/30/2004, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In an attempt to widen the appeal of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and make it cost-effective for enterprise users to upgrade, Foundry Networks has introduced a family of switches costing from £3,900. 10 Gigabit Ethernet has already established a strong position in the metropolitan area networking environment after being adopted as a relatively cheap transport layer by service providers and telcos. Foundry's strategy is to expand on this success by taking it a step further and bringing 10 Gigabit "to the edge," or layer 2 and layer 3 environments—or the enterprise Lan. The main enterprise IT applications driving 10 Gigabit on the Lan, said Foundry, are clustered computing; grid computing; Gigabit Ethernet over copper to the desktop in engineering, Cad, video editing, animation, simulation and modelling environments; server farm aggregation; and networked storage. Foundry's product for enterprise 10 Gigabit centres on the FES X-series switches, with the entry-level FES X424 box costing£ 3,900.
ACCESSION #
13140933

 

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