How 10 Gigabit Ethernet Can Benefit Federal Agencies

FTTD Tips for Choosing the Best SolutionFederal, state and local government agencies are experiencing increased bandwidth requirements due to new, advanced applications and growing connectivity needs. Real time applications, including voice and video analytics, are requiring more bandwidth in the data center to avoid latency. As servers become increasingly virtualized, this also adds bandwidth requirements.

Up to this point, network servers have mostly remained at 1 Gigabit. This has made the server connection a bottleneck for many bandwidth intensive applications, meaning government agency workers are not able to reap the full benefits of the high bandwidth applications they’re trying to access.

Government agencies may also be looking to consolidate server rooms for space, budget and power reductions.

As government agencies see their bandwidth needs grow from Fast Ethernet to Gigabit Ethernet and now 10 Gigabit Ethernet, they’re in need of a solution that meets this growth while keeping the crucial standard for information protection and intrusion prevention. Agencies also need a solution that meets the bandwidth needs of today, while being able to scale as inevitably necessary.

Let’s take a closer look at 10 Gigabit Ethernet and its purpose for federal agencies.

What makes 10 Gigabit Ethernet a great option for federal agencies?

When 10 gigabit ethernet is implemented in the data center, federal agencies can experience a number of benefits at the desktop. Personnel can view and compile 4K and higher resolution surveillance images at the desktop more quickly and streaming of all levels of video (both low and high resolution) will be faster. In audio visual (AV) applications, increased bandwidth with 10 Gigabit Ethernet lowers latency for better quality. The 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection also enables federal agencies the ability to quickly edit or view multi-cam video feeds and provide faster response to Artificial Intelligence applications.

Our Solution: PCIe 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber NIC

Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Network Interface CardTransition Networks has introduced a new PCIe 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Network Interface Card (NIC) that supports a 1Gbps/10Gbps link. The N-TGE-SFP-02 includes open small form-factor pluggable (SFP) slot that can be used with either 1000Base-X SFPs or 10GBase-SR/LR SFP+ modules.

The NIC provides up to 20 Gbps full-duplex bandwidth capacity to support high-end servers. In addition, with advanced functions like VLAN filtering packet processing, link aggregation, smart load balancing, failover, and Wake-on-LAN, the adapter provides enhanced performance, flexible configuration and secure networking for users in a standard-based environment. Two LED indicators (LINK/ACT and SPEED) on the bracket will help to oversee the board link, activity status and connection speed.

The NIC fully complies with all IEEE 802.3ae and 802.3z standards.

Even for agencies that do not yet need the full 10 Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth today, the NIC positions federal agencies to grow and innovate as needed.

As networks get faster, bandwidth requirements continue to increase, and security concerns remain high, Transition Networks can help your agency evolve. Transition Networks has been trusted by government agencies for over 30 years, giving the company a strong understanding of government networks, challenges and applications.

For more information on Transition Networks solutions for government agencies, contact our Federal team.