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Shifts, growth ahead for 10G Ethernet

12/20/2010 10:43 PM EST
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docdivakar
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docdivakar   12/22/2010 7:58:12 PM
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@chanj: as RickMerritt points out, the growth for FCoE very much depends on the ratification of the Datacenter Bridging standardization though there are many early adapters using Cisco's version of Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE). For storage and data traffic consolidation, SFP+ is the only cost-effective option for now but I wouldn't rule out 10G Base-T. If the power consumption of the 10G Base-T ports come down to a couple of watts, the business case for using it is quite strong since the datacenter pods are not restricted to Top of Rack configurations using copper cables (restrictive in reach due to reach limitations of Cu cables). Besides storage, managing traffic is certainly the driver for 10G, 40G & beyond. There are internet exchanges today (like Amsterdam's) that are seeing more than 1Tb/sec traffic at the core and the line cards there can certainly use 100G Ethernet. I agree there will be some consolidation of players in this market, like Teranetics'. Dr. MP Divakar

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chanj0   12/21/2010 6:08:49 PM
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Network storage is definitely the driver for the 10G and 40GE. The convergence sounds like a logical path given the situation. I wonder what else various industries are looking for in the first 2 layers of OSI model.

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rick merritt   12/21/2010 5:22:03 PM
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Guess you gotta buy the report to find out ;-)

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goafrit   12/21/2010 12:07:51 AM
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Any breakdown into developing and developed markets? It is certain that most of the drivers are coming from the emerging markets.

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