Residential internet offered by some companies can take internet speed to 1gbps. But what advancements have been made for server connections? I’m still surprised that a lot of hosting providers are still offering hosting services at 100mbps even a mobile speed are touching 50 MBPS to 75 MBPS on 4G. Why do most users go to such internet providers who are not able to offer a higher bandwidth? The answer is simple it is aggressive marketing, ignorance of users, and not disclosing information on their product/services page. Some companies will disclose the bandwidth speed when specifically asked for online support, then there are other companies who will not disclose the bandwidth speed.
The latest innovation in data center connectivity is 10Gbps network connections. It is now available across on TDWS Dedicated Servers and TDWS Cloud. This option is relatively new and not available with many server providers, it has advantages for many businesses.
This article will outline why using 10GBPS is an advantage for you and your business.
What are 10Gbps Servers?
10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE, 10GbE, or 10 GigE) is a group of computer networking technologies for transmitting Ethernet frames at a rate of 10 gigabits per second. Unlike previous Ethernet standards, 10 Gigabit Ethernet defines only full-duplex and uses specialized network equipment like cables, switches, and routers that are specifically designed for 10Gbps speeds.
How Fast is 10Gbps?
To give you an idea of what tasks you can accomplish with a 10Gbps connection, here are some common scenarios:
|Linux ISO – 2GB||1 Second|
|Standard HD Blu-Ray Movie – 25G||22 Seconds|
|Server Backup – 200GB||2 Minutes and 56 Seconds|
|1 TB||15 Minutes 1 Second|
|20 TB||5 Hours, 00 Minutes and 22 Seconds|
As you can see 10Gbps servers are exceptionally fast. They can consume 20TB – which is provided by most of the hosting providers – in just 5 hours, assuming a 10% network overhead and the other 90% of the port is completely maximized.
It is becoming more evident that businesses have to look beyond 1GBPS. Servers that are being used by business can’t be slower than the network speed provided on home broadband. A simple reason, it will result in slower load speeds and poor user experience leading to a loss in revenues.
What Businesses Benefit Most From 10Gbps Speeds?
While nearly every business can benefit from additional network capacity, there are a few use cases that are specially tailored to 10Gbps TDWS Cloud Servers.
When customers interact with your website, they are either thrilled, somehow satisfied, or frustrated. If the customers are frustrated, they may react by jumping to a competitor’s site, deciding against purchasing the product or writing a bad review. No matter the course of action, the emotional damage will have been done, and the negative emotion will be associated with your brand. This is particularly damaging because 44% of customers will tell their families and friends bad experiences they have online. As a result, you will lose both existing customers and potential ones. ECommerce companies must, therefore, strive to eliminate this awkwardness that limits their interactions with customers, and that reduces the possibility of repeat purchases.
Education (Learning Management Systems)
Today online education is not just about the distribution of content over text. Most of the courses today have got videos and have interactive sessions, online exams, etc. which calls for multiple concurrent users. Some of our customers who are hosting LMS with us also provide features like community (Forums, Groups, Q&A etc.) to their students. All of these features can’t be handled by normal hosting with 100 MBPS. A lot of students will leave the courses if the video streaming and the interactive sessions extremely slow. This will lead to loss of revenues and reputation. This is where 10GBPS bandwidth is required – to ensure that your students are able to get a seamless experience.
One of the businesses we find benefiting the most from 10Gbps connections is VPN hosting providers. VPN servers can often have thousands of users tunneling all of their internet traffic through the dedicated server and this puts a large connection requirement on the server. While individual VPN connections may not exceed 1GBPS – 10GBPS is required to ensure concurrency and handle network spikes. This ensures that users experience the ultimate VPN performance at all times.
Data Storage Servers
Whether you need to store more data and gain faster access to data, to deploy applications in containers that improve data mobility, or to improve your cyber resiliency and data protection (data backup/restore), data storage servers provide simple storage solutions that address all modern data requirements and provide the key to your cloud strategy. Whenever such solutions are deployed, it is extremely important to ensure that 10GBPS infrastructure is provided. Without a 10GE infrastructure, access to data will be the biggest bottleneck and will make your application slow and increase the latency.
AI & Big Data
Most of the AI & Big Data application needs faster access to data in order to provide faster insights. Anything less than 10GE access to data will drastically slow your AI engines down and will not be able t give you realtime insights to your data. Both AI & Big Data are data-dependent and to have extremely fast access to data. Some enterprises collect terabytes of data each day. 10Gbps servers allow large chunks of data to be transferred in no time, saving time and making data processing operations more efficient.
Other Use Cases
10GE is not limited to use cases as above. It is being used by other applications. Some of them are being listed here:
- Web Hosting Providers: 10Gbps is a great selling feature for clients and not something that many data centers offer.
- IPTV and Media Streaming: Audio and video streaming can consume an extensive amount of bandwidth depending on how many devices are streaming content from the server.
- Cryptocurrency Mining: Low latency and high bandwidth limits are essential to maintaining a robust cryptocurrency market used in mining.
- High traffic Websites: Especially for websites where users download files, a server with adequate bandwidth and throughput is essential.
- IoT Applications: Most of the IoT applications need extremely low latency and depending on number of concurrent devices connected requires high bandwidth.
- Gaming Servers: Today gamer needs a high-tech console or desktop, but also a lightning-fast broadband connection to avoid a laggy gaming experience. Any game that is being played needs to keep latency to a minimum.
At TD Web Services we disclose a bandwidth speed or port speed on each and every product and service that we offer. this is because we are offering some of the best speed that any other competitor can even think of having. Complete 10Gbps server pricing can be found on our TDWS Cloud Servers and Dedicated Servers page.
Are you ready to experience the lightning-fast speed and performance of 10Gbps servers?