Advances in Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit (10GbE) Server Adapters and VMware vSphere* 4 enable migration away from legacy Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networking. As the industry move toward 10GbE becomes more mainstream, IT organizations are considering its use for initiatives such as LAN/SAN consolidation and unification. Many of these
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.