Data center standards recommend 10Gb/s or better cabling. This high throughput cabling ensures that systems will meet today’s needs as well as provide the maximum longevity of the cabling infrastructure. This minimizes the disruption and downtime associated with lower-performing cabling and provides lower total cost of ownership for the cabling plant.
It all boils down to the constant advancement of network performance requirements. IP and storage applications are evolving more rapidly, consuming bandwidth, driving faster speeds and shortening network application life cycles. Even Moores Law is being challenged—by most estimates, processing power doubles every 12 months, compared to Moores original 24-month benchmark. The longer your cabling plant can support these expanding performance requirements, the more cost-effective it becomes.