This is my first time at the tech report forums.
I have some networking hardware questions, and as I've found none network hardware dedicated forums, this is my place
I'm trying to build a new network for my business and I want data transfer rates of 10Gbps, my question is if I would be able to reach that point with simple cable and Gigabits ethernets cards,
Any point in the right direction, would be thxs.
Routers, ethernet cards, and cables, suggestions pls
Thxs in advance.
My advice -- hire someone to do this right, assume that you don't have a competent IT organization already. There are a few folks on here who are top notch networking professionals and dozens who think they are because they wired their Linux system to a network attached hard drive. Can you tell the difference? There have been some good follow up questions asked, but in reality, the answers and information you get here will be worth exactly what you paid for it.
Putting in 10Gb network infrastructure is expensive. I was involved in the roll out of our 10Gb datacenter core at work and to give you a basic example, a 48 port 1Gb switch with two 10Gb uplinks is going to be in the 10k range. It is also technically complex. We have the storage problem. Even high end storage gear has a tough time sustaining 10Gb speeds once you exceed the size of their cache memory. We have the physical layer problem. Are you going to do copper or fiber? Do you know the limitations of each? We have the speed boundary issue. What are you going to do with gear that doesn't or can't support a 10Gb interface?
This is a project that will cost money. If you really need 10Gb gear, it's going to cost a lot of money. If you don't have the expertise in house then it is certainly worth it in terms of project success to engage a professional, either through a vendor or a consultant. Both have their benefits and drawbacks.