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ALSO CALLED: Gigabit-ethernet, Ethernet Gigabit
DEFINITION: In data communications, a gigabit is one billion bits, or 1,000,000,000 (that is, 109) bits. It's commonly used for measuring the amount of data that is transferred in a second between two telecommunication points. For example, Gigabit Ethernet is a high-speed form of Ethernet (a local area network technology) that can provide data transfer rates of about 1 gigabit per second. Gigabits per second  … 
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Category 8 Cabling Standards Update
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the reasoning behind the development of Class II cabling limits and reveals why Category 8 cabling standards are critical to the future success of applications, Ethernet, and networking.
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

CommScope

Enterasys Data Center Networking – Connectivity and Topology Design Guide
sponsored by Enterasys
WHITE PAPER: View key concepts that will help you build a data center fabric capable of meeting the needs of both organizations and users both today and in the future. View now to learn more!
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Enterasys

High-Performance iSCSI SAN Architecture - A Solution’s View from Extreme Networks, Intel and NetApp
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can increase the performance of iSCSI traffic over your converged data center network with the help of Extreme Networks' CLEAR-Flow technology.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Extreme Networks

Solution brief: Exceed the Limits with Extreme Networks SDN Solutions
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Explore a portfolio of products that will help you accelerate the adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) within your enterprise.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Extreme Networks

Top 5 Questions to Ask About Your 10GbE Data Center
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Before making the jump to a 10 Gigabit Ethernet data center network, there are five questions you should ask yourself. View this whitepaper to learn what they are!
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Sep 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

The Results of the Right Network
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how a medical clinic slashed its phone service costs, improved security and service, and added four satellite offices without adding any more IT support.
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How a Techie Built a Network That Cuts Costs by 50%
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how a technical supervisor used network technology to help his company slash phone service costs, improve security and service, and add four satellite offices without adding more IT support.
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

EX Series Ethernet Switches
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: High-performance businesses demand a high-performance network infrastructure that provides fast, secure and reliable delivery of the applications that drive the business. Switches deployed in regional offices, campuses and data centers enable these business processes by connecting users.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Intel Cloud Builders Guide:  Cloud Design and Development on Intel Platforms
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides detailed guidance to help companies build successful cloud data centres. Obtain information on the two most common block level storage protocols, simplifying your network, and more.
Posted: 18 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Intel

Unified Networking on 10 Gigabit Ethernet - Intel and NetApp
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Unified networking over 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) offers significant benefits for the data center, including a simplified power infrastructure, lower equipment and power costs, and the flexibility to meet the evoling needs of virtualization. This paper dives into these benefits and reveals how you can make them a reality in your data center.
Posted: 05 Jul 2011 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

Intel

The Transition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet Unified Networking: Cisco and Intel Lead the Way
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: The foundations of cloud computing are built on ethernet and ethernet-based storage. This white paper explores the forces behind the transition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet unified networking, and reveals how you can acheive its benefits in your own data center.
Posted: 05 Jul 2011 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

Intel

Best Practices for Eliminating Virtual Network Complexity
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides network architects and decision makers with guidance for moving from GbE to 10GbE networking in their virtualized data centers.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Optimizing Quality of Service for VMware vSphere* 4 Networking with Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit Server Adapters
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: The first paper in the series provides guidance and best practices for moving from GbE to 10GbE networking in the virtualized data center. This paper builds on that discussion with a focus on QoS to provide network architects and decision makers with an overview of the changes in networking capabilities introduced in vSphere 4.1.
Posted: 23 Dec 2010 | Published: 23 Dec 2010

Intel

Mixing Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet in a Dedicated SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: The reference architecture illustrated in this article shows how enterprises may make the transition to 10GbE for storage using Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays and Dell PowerConnect™ switches.
Posted: 12 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Dell India

Storage Efficiency: Mixing Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet in a Dedicated SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper shows how enterprises may make the transition to 10GbE for storage using Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays and Dell PowerConnect™ switches.
Posted: 23 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Dell, Inc.

Configuring Systems for High Bandwidth I/O
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Sun BluePrints™ article describes a recipe for configuring systems to support the very high bandwidth I/O capabilities needed by data-intensive applications.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 27 May 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Quantum Solutions for Network Appliance's NearStore Product
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The ATL P-Series GbE Library products are highly optimized to further protect the data on NetApp filers and on NearStore appliances.
Posted: 26 Jan 2003 | Published: 30 Apr 2002

Quantum Corporation
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GIGABIT ETHERNET DEFINITION (continued): … In data communications, a gigabit is one billion bits, or 1,000,000,000 (that is, 109) bits. It's commonly used for measuring the amount of data that is transferred in a second between two telecommunication points. For example, Gigabit Ethernet is a high-speed form of Ethernet (a local area network technology) that can provide data transfer rates of about 1 gigabit per second. Gigabits per second is usually shortened to Gbps. Some sources define a gigabit to mean 1,073,741,824 (that is, 230) bits. Although the bit is a unit of the binary number system, bits in data communications are discrete signal pulses and have historically been counted using the decimal number system. For example, 28.8 kilobits per second (Kbps) is 28,800 bits per second. Because of computer architecture and memory address boundaries, bytes are always some multiple or exponent of two. See kilobyte, etc.
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