Advances in Intel Ethernet 10 Gigabit (10GbE) Server Adapters and VMware vSphere 4 allow migration away from legacy Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networking.
This is providing some new opportunities for LAN/SAN consolidation and unification. For instance, organizations have found success with the practical first step of converging multiple LAN connections using 10GbE. This transition lowers the number of physical connections required, thus reducing overall complexity and cost, while providing advanced security and traffic segmentation.
This white paper provides network architects and decision makers with guidance for moving from GbE to 10GbE networking in their virtualized data centers.