Assignment: Ethernet Options
Comparison of the Advantages of the ATM and the Gigabit Ethernet
An automated teller machine (ATM) has many advantages related to it apart from being a high-speed networking solution. One of the benefits is its ability to support voice, data, and video hence allows mixed services and multimedia over a single network. Another one is its high evolution potential, and it also offers the best multiple service support and supports delays close to that of the dedicated services. Another benefit is that it supports the widest range of delay tolerance, loss performance, and burstiness through the utilization of multiple QoS classes. The ATM also has the potential to connect LAN to WAN and has a higher aggregate bandwidth (Tsai, 2001).
The Gigabit Ethernet, on the other hand, also has benefits associated with it. The Gigabit Ethernet also allows faster switching. It allows for the seamless integration of WAN, LAN, and MAN. The other advantages include the freedom of choice in products selection, potential for low-cost products, backward compatibility and interoperability (Tsai, 2001).
Migration from a Fast Ethernet to the Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gbps Ethernet
A Fast Ethernet backbone switch can aggregate multiple 10/100 Mbps switches. In need of high performance, it can be upgraded to the Gigabit Ethernet switch that supports many 100/1000 Mbps switches as well as hubs and routers having the Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (Moorthy, 2000).
To upgrade the Fast Ethernet to the 10 Gbps Ethernet, can be done using the 10GBASE-T switches. It offers a highly cost-effective and convenient way to migrate the servers without necessarily having to install a new cabling or also upgrading the servers too (Upgrading Data Centre to10 Gigabit Ethernet, 2015).
Comparison and Contrast of the Advantages
The Fast Ethernet has an advantage of speed as well as...