Storage specialist Thecus has launched a network card supporting the coming 10 Gigabit Ethernet standard, with transfer speeds up to 10 higher than current retail solutions. Thecus C10GT uses the PCIe x4 interface and can transfer data at 1GB/s.
Thecus C10GT uses a business grade network processor called Tehuti Luxor TN3020-D and supports dual cable interfaces (SFP+ and CX4) and a number of networking standards.
On the software side, the C10GT is an extremely flexible device which is easily integrated into almost any network environment. It is compliant with IEEE 802.3ae, IEEE 802.3ak, and IEEE 802.1q VLAN standards, and supports a multitude of widely-adopted operating systems, including Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux.
The card can be used in a regular PC, but also in Thecus’ various storage solutions to do a network upgrade. The units that can be upgraded with Thecus C10GT are as follows;