While 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) technology is fine for many existing deployments, it does not deliver the bandwidth required by cloud and Web-scale environments efficiently.
To address high-performance network and scalability required by next-generation cloud and Web-scale environments, Cavium™ joined industry leaders in the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, which adopted a specification for single-lane 25GbE and dual-lane 50GbE links. As a result of industry demand, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) also unanimously agreed to support the development of 25GbE standards for servers and switching. 25GbE standards leverage existing 100GbE standards (IEEE 802.3bj) that are based on four 25GbE lanes.
Cavium has made 25GbE a reality with Cavium FastLinQ® 45000 and 41000 Series of Intelligent Ethernet and Converged Network adapters. These adapters are part of the latest generation of Cavium high-performance adapters that will include a family of 10/25/40/50/100GbE options.