Boosting data center network capacity has moved from a strategic consideration to a tactical, competitive necessity. This Enterprise Networking Planet Project Center offers network managers free resources to help them successfully plan a 10-Gigabit Ethernet migration project. You can download the entire Project Center in a single bundle or choose only the components you need from the five planning phases below.
The Project Center was created by network pros and walks you through the entire evaluation cycle; from looking at the business case for 10 GbE, identifying key equipment vendors, and giving you an extensive product comparison grid. And when you’re ready to move ahead, download our no-cost sample RFP to get your project started on the right foot.
While server virtualization in the data center is one of the main drivers for increasing network bandwidth capacity it’s not the only one. The development of 40 GbE and 100 GbE technologies, along with Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) raise the very real possibility of converging production and storage networks. A well-planned move from 1 GbE to 10 GbE networking can lay the groundwork for an orderly transition to these higher speed offerings.
Thus, this Project Center gets you ready to meet today’s network bandwidth challenge while also setting you up for success in the future.
To speed you on your way, we talked with IT managers who have already started down the 10 GbE road. You can read how Lafarge Americas, one of the largest construction materials suppliers, is using 10 GbE along with a host of data center virtualization products to boost productivity while containing costs. We also talked worked with Medical Mutual, an Ohio-based health insurance company, to see how the switch to a 10 GbE network improved performance and set the stage for future growth.
Download the ENP 10 GbE Project Center now to get our expert guidance and tools you can use to speed the evaluation process and shorten the time needed to get the network bandwidth your business needs.