IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8124

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Competitive evaluation versus Cisco Nexus 5010

Published August 2011

The widespread availability of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) and multicore CPU architectures in the data center environment enable larger and multiple workloads to run on the same machine with greater bandwidth.

Server virtualization is driving demand for more bandwidth per virtual server. 10GbE Top of Rack switches are now being designed to support consolidated networking and storage traffic with Fibre Channel over Ethernet, as well as server virtualization.

This is a test report that contains a detailed evaluation on System Networking RackSwitch G8124 including a comparison analysis against Cisco Nexus 5010.

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