10 Gigabit NIC upgrade for FREE on certain High-Rely units!
The cost of 10GbE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) continues to fall. Low enough now that High-Rely is now offering this upgrade for FREE on select units! With the introduction of the competing Tehuti chipset, 10 GbE NICs are now remarkably affordable. Just a year ago a 10 GbE NIC itself typically cost over $300. High-Rely announced that it will now offer this 10GbE NIC option as a Free upgrade in two of its NAS product lines.*
10 GbE NIC’s can be directly connected together without a switch which makes a single cable connection from a High-Rely NAS to the server possible. Though 10 GbE switches are still pricey, they too are falling with 24 port managed switches starting at under $500. 10 GbE has been an option for some time now with Intel 10 GbE NIC cards. With the availability of the Tehuti powered 10GbE NIC, the High-Rely RAIDFrame 4000, BNAS 4000, NetSwap NC800, and BNAS 400 will now be offered with this 10GbE upgrade option, at no extra charge.** Other High-Rely products may accept this card but it will not be free. With these cost reductions and a possible 10X improvement on bandwidth to your network and servers, high performance network backup and storage solutions are moving into the mainstream for SMBs.
The Tehuti chip powered, NBase-T RJ-45 Ethernet NICs we now offer can perform with speeds of 10Gb (over Cat 6A), 5Gb (Cat 5E), 2.5Gb (Cat 5E), 1Gb (Cat 5) and 100Mb (Cat 3) with auto-negotiation for maximum legacy network compatibility and throughput potential over standard TP copper Cat 5E and Cat 6A with standard RJ-45 connectors.
*Subject to availability and the period of time on this offer may be limited.
**This NIC’s driver has a known problem with the new beta version of NetSwap VM firmware. If you intend to use the VM version, you should buy the Intel 10 GbE NIC we also offer.