In the world of networking, innovation is mostly focused around increasing speed. Ethernet connections have become faster over the years and, today, Gigabit switching is readily available to even smaller enterprises. But is it really necessary, and what benefits will it bring?
The most important advantage of gigabit switching is lightning-fast data transfer around your local network. Given that companies work with increasingly large file sizes including rich media files such as high-definition video, this leap in transfer speed could save hours that would usually be spent waiting for transfers to complete.
In addition, gigabit switching can help to improve the performance of virtualized operating systems, desktops, and applications.