SMBs and Enterprises Networks
10GbE applies to small and large businesses who need to move large data sets. In this increasingly digitized world, as more and more intensive applications run on servers and cloud services, high-speed internet is becoming an increasingly important aspect of businesses. 10GbE eliminates all bottlenecks that might arise while using 1Gbit/s. It provides cost-effective means for the high-speed, low-latency requirements of new computing applications, such as video, streaming, and regular data backups, etc.
In a 10G network, 10 Gigabit switches are vital for most enterprises as well. Generally, enterprises utilize the 10Gb switches to supply Layer 2 networking for their high-speed network applications, more so in a server room or data center.
Data Center Networks
As virtualization is widely used throughout data centers, many organizations have jumped on the server virtualization bandwagon to help better leverage server hardware and increase efficiencies and are moving to storage and desktop virtualization. And as the use of virtualization increases, this tax on network resources multiplies by a factor and upgrading to a 10GbE will help alleviate these impacts.
And nowadays, many manufacturers of server and storage platforms are shipping them with 10GbE I/O’s to help alleviate bottlenecks caused by increased I/O traffic from more powerful and multi-core processors. It makes sense to take full advantage of these higher-speed I/O’s by upgrading to 10GbE.
For small-scaled home or studio networks, tools like cloud storage enables easy collaboration. However, when the files grow larger, the barricade between devices emerge due to hours of waiting time. With 10GbE, unified storage becomes more feasible. Store your movies or music super-fast and stream them from any authorized device; open a large design file in seconds and collaborate easily with your friends; or back up your computer in minutes through the network without relying on a USB stick, etc. With a 10 Gbps network, all these tasks cost you only 1/10th of the time compared with a Gigabit network, and 1/100th of the time on a 100 Mbps one.