Due to low cost of ownership for users, as well as support for full-duplex operation, Gigabit Ethernet is an ideal backbone interconnect technology for use between 10/100BASE-T switches, as a connection to high-performance servers and as an upgrade path for future high-end desktop computers requiring more bandwidth than 100BASE-T can offer. This technical paper from the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance presents an overview of Gigabit Ethernet, including Ethernet’s current position in the industry, applications driving the need for more bandwidth, Gigabit Ethernet as a strategic evolution for networks, Gigabit Ethernet technology fundamentals and network migration scenarios.

For more information on 10GbE technology, visit 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance’s Web site.