The cost of 10GbE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) continues to fall. Low enough now that High-Rely is now offering this upgrade for FREE on certain units!
The traditional fall of the cost of technology has finally made it to the 10 Gigabit realm. With the introduction of the competing Tehuti chipset, 10 GbE NICs are now remarkably affordable. Just a year ago a 10 GbE NIC itself typically cost over $300. Today High-Rely announced that it will now offer this 10GbE NIC option as a Free upgrade in two of its NAS product lines.*
10 GbE NIC’s can be directly connected together without a switch which makes a single cable connection from a High-Rely NAS to the server possible. Though 10 GbE switches are still pricey, they too are falling with 24 port managed switches starting at under $500. 10 GbE has been an option for some time now with Intel 10 GbE NIC cards. With the availability of the Tehuti powered 10GbE NIC, the High-Rely RAIDFrame 4000, BNAS 4000, NetSwap NC800, and BNAS 400 will now be offered with this 10GbE upgrade option, at no extra charge.** Other High-Rely products may accept this card but it will not be free. With these cost reductions and a possible 10X improvement on bandwidth to your network and servers, high performance network backup and storage solutions are moving into the mainstream for SMBs.
The Tehuti chip powered, NBase-T RJ-45 Ethernet NICs we now offer can perform with speeds of 10Gb (over Cat 6A), 5Gb (Cat 5E), 2.5Gb (Cat 5E), 1Gb (Cat 5) and 100Mb (Cat 3) with auto-negotiation for maximum legacy network compatibility and throughput potential over standard TP copper Cat 5E and Cat 6A with standard RJ-45 connectors.
*Subject to availability and the period of time on this offer may be limited.
**This NIC’s driver has a known problem with the new beta version of NetSwap VM firmware. If you intend to use the VM version, you should buy the Intel 10 GbE NIC we also offer.