With data doubling every two years, SMBs can find affordable 10G switching solutions that will do the trick without breaking their IT budgets.

The changing economics around 10 Gigabit Ethernet is about to change how many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) think about the composition of their networking infrastructures.

When 10G switching debuted more than a decade ago, the new functionality came with a relatively high price tag. Yes, this qualified as a big improvement over GigE and would do wonders to ease congestion and offer greater bandwidth. But only well-heeled enterprises could afford to foot the hefty the bill to upgrade their data centers with this potent improvement in technology.

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