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Gigabit Ethernet Benefits for Performance

Ethernet Technology

This technology is known as the Gigabit Ethernet. As the name suggests,a Gigabit Ethernet supports data transmissions at the rate of 1 Gbps (Giga Bits Per Second) or 1000 Mbps.

This can meet the needs of growing business such as a medical center and the demands of high-performance computers and software applications.

Need for Increased Bandwidth to Support Data Transmission.

A typical network of an enterprise is quite similar to plumbing in your house, where several small pipes connected to a few medium-sized pipes, which joined with one large pipe that supplies the water.

In the same way, when you implement a network to connect several desktops, you need a pipe that has enough bandwidth to support data transmission between these desktops.

This is the reason why today businesses want to implement a network backbone that can easily handle the increasing network traffic of rapidly growing Internet technologies and software applications.

You realize the need for a Gigabit Ethernet for business when you repeatedly start receiving complaints from users about slow response time on the network.

A network usually slows down when you upgrade your workstations, servers, and applications to higher technology, but fail to enhance the bandwidth of your Ethernet to support the increase in the demand for higher data transfer speeds.

Due to the development of several high-end software and database applications, servers today are designed to process huge files and transfer data at quite high speeds.

The efficiency of these advanced servers, however, is of no use if your business network infrastructure does not offer the same performance as your servers.

Moreover, as 100 Mbps Fast Ethernets become popular in the late half of the 1990s, enterprises started provisioning their powerful and new workstations with faster 100 Mbps connections.

Over time, as companies grew, more and more users were added to the existing networks. IT managers were now forced to look for options that would enable their enterprise network to support bandwidth-intensive software applications and Internet communications technologies to individual desktops.

To improve the overall performance of the network and prevent bottlenecks from developing on your mission-critical servers, powerful workstations and high-end applications IT managers opted to upgrade their current Ethernet technology to Gigabit Ethernet.

The need of preventing network bottlenecks and enhancing the network response time is sufficed by the Gigabit Ethernet that provides the larger pipe to implement your network backbone and alleviate the congestion at the aggregation points of your business network.

1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet has evolved from the traditional 10 Mbps Ethernet and Fast 100 Mbps Ethernet technologies.

This high-speed Ethernet is implemented over the Ethernet cable infrastructure laid down for conventional and Fast Ethernets.

The only difference is that in the first Ethernets we used only two pairs of twisted-pair Ethernet cable? Out of the four? For data transfer, in Gigabit Ethernet to speed up the transmission you need to use all four pairs.

Benefits of Fast Ethernet Bandwidth for Large and Medium Enterprises

Being 100 times faster than the traditional Ethernet and ten times faster than the Fast Ethernet makes Gigabit Ethernet an ideal choice for many medium and large-sized enterprises who want to implement high-performance network infrastructure.

Some of the critical benefits of Gigabit Ethernet are listed below:
Higher bandwidth that the technology offers promises of higher performance and eliminates network bottlenecks.

The technology dramatically improves the system response time by ensuring much faster data transfer speed on the network.

You can have multi-Gigabit speeds with the help of Gigabit switches and server adapters.

You can use the technology to eliminate distorted video and audio transmissions by using features such as Quality of Service (QoS).

The technology is quite economical to acquire, and your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is quite low.

Gigabit Ethernet is fully compatible with traditional and Fast Ethernet implementations, and it can be implemented using the same CAT 5 Ethernet cable used by the older Ethernets.

With continuous addition of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1000 Mbps computers in rapidly growing business, it will not take much time when the demands of these computers will exceed the network capacity of your Ethernet implementation; especially, if your users need to perform multitasking and work with large files over the network.

As more and more high-speed computers added to the system, the response time of the system will go down: to overcome this problem and meet the increasing demand of faster network; we highly recommend that you install the Gigabit Ethernet as the network backbone.

This solution will help you in significantly increase the throughput of your business network and will not even cost you a lot in your pocket.

10 Gigabit Ethernet over Traditional Ethernet Data Services

The advantage of 10 Gb  Ethernet over traditional Ethernet is that it has a full duplex control whereby your business data is transmitted bi-directional at the same time by incorporating a networking switch to join your devices.

This type of technology moves away from the Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) regulations:  these regulations specify the response if two devices attempt to interact with a data channel at the same time.  This interaction is known as a collision:  as we are using 10 Gb which is transmitted in two directions the frame transmission is quicker.

Other advantages of business 10Gb Ethernet are:
*Bandwidth is a lower price.

*Easy incorporation of WAN, LAN, MAN, and SAN – does away with routers, reassembling, packet fragments and address translation.

*Ease of upgrading of existing Ethernet, e.g., 1 Gb to 10 Gb.

*One disadvantage may be that there is no built-in Quality of Service (QoS)

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