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10GbE for the SME

10GbE for the SME

The speed of networking has changed over the years, although we occasionally come across the odd 10Mb networks in some small businesses, most companies have 100Mb or even 1GB to desktop providing most users.


10GbE (10 Gigabit Ethernet ) has been around for large enterprise networks for improving the network backbones throughput and providing connectivity for the large SAN systems and virtual environments, most of the connections use SFP+ interfaces which can provide up to 40Gbit throughput for bonded connections.

Netgear have released their range of Layer 2 10GbaseT Switches which use the standard RJ45 jacks to provide 10GbE network connectivity over CAT 6 (up to 30M) and CAT 7 (up to 100M) cabling.  The Switches also have SFP+ ports providing interconnectivity to other 10GbE switches.

Business Benefits

  • Improve the transfer speed for SAN backups
  • Reduce latency for large database (SQL) and Exchange.
  • Reduces the bottlenecks in core gigabit switches.
  • Reduces cabling complexity.


VLAN technology has been around for some time and although widely adopted within large enterprise environments, the availability of 10GbE to the SME will allow more smaller businesses to virtualise their network environment as well as their server environment.  10GbE will provide the platform for true software controlled network infrastructure.

We are currently working closely with Netgear to provide more clients with 10GbE environments for SAN/Server and eventually desktop systems.

If you would like to improve your network bandwidth and would like to know more, please contact our team.




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