40G and 100G Ethernet technology is no longer a distant vision for data centers – it is reality. As data centers of all types continue to expand in terms of traffic and size, 100G is set to become the new standard for high bandwidth and intelligent architecture. It will take some time to develop industry-wide, but 100G is well on its way.
In the initial development of 40G and 100G Ethernet, the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet working group considered only multimode optics and multimode fiber cable solutions (with a reach of up to 150m for 40G and 100m for 100G) for data center applications.
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