2.5 & 5 Gigabit Ethernet – an uncertain prospect

2.5 & 5 Gigabit Ethernet – an uncertain prospect

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Data is the lifeblood of the modern enterprise. Now, even the smallest businesses are increasingly creating and moving large amounts of data across their networks. With cloudhosted applications replacing many on-premises systems, business data is now being squeezed out of local storage and off-site. It may not be happening to all small businesses quite yet, but with this trend and the growth in the number of connected devices it won’t be long before network bottlenecks start becoming apparent.

This article includes the topics:

  • What are the benefits of multi-Gigabit Ethernet?
  • Why is cabling an issue for small businesses that want multi-Gigabit Ethernet?
  • What are the problems with 2.5 and 5 GB Ethernet?


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Neil Patel, Director European Marketing and Business Development

A highly-regarded voice in the networking industry, Neil Patel has spearheaded D-Link's European Marketing and Business Development for nearly a decade.