High Speed Evolution: 100 Gigabit Ethernet for Next Generation Mobile and Cloud Services

More and more companies serving markets that require big bandwidth — media and entertainment, online gaming, healthcare, hospitality, educational institutions and research environments, financial services, small/medium business to enterprises — are now looking seriously at 100 Gigabit Ethernet options.

The rapid adoption and exponential growth of always-on mobile devices and cloud-based services, along with media-rich Internet traffic, means today’s competitive organizations increasingly depend on having the available bandwidth to support these applications and services. Saas, PaaS, VoIP, video conferencing, file sharing, streaming video on smartphones and tablets, and the Internet of Things are but a few with an insatiable demand for bandwidth. (more…)

Three Reasons Why Ethernet Trumps Cable Internet Access

The Ethernet switch market is currently through the roof, with research from Infonetics, IDC and other industry pundits confirming huge revenue increases. Despite this growth, however, many businesses depend on less reliable solutions to meet their network connectivity needs, such as cable access—a form of broadband Internet connectivity that leverages shared cable television infrastructure.

Although cable Internet access may be a step up from broadband solutions like dial-up, DSL and satellite, it is simply not as fast or cost-effective for business use as Ethernet, and it does not provide as ubiquitous network coverage.

The benefits of Ethernet for business over cable Internet access are plenty. Let’s take a look at some of its unique competitive advantages … (more…)