Riverstone Networks Inc. Monday nudged the per port price of 10 Gigabit Ethernet below the $10,000 level in a bid to accelerate adoption of the high-speed networking technology.
"People want pricing in the line of what 10 One Gigabit Ethernet ports cost. We think there is pent-up demand for it at that price point," said Steve Garrison, senior director of corporate marketing at Riverstone in Santa Clara, Calif.
Although prices for 10 Gigabit Ethernet have been trending down, they are still about $30,000 per port among other competitors, maintained Garrison.
Riverstone's new XGS 9000 line of 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches is built from the ground up to deliver line-rate routing and switching. Riverstone designed application-specific integrated circuits that handle multiple functions, and it exploited lower price points in programmable silicon technology to add customized features in microcode.
News source: eWeek - 10 Gigabit Ethernet Sports New Price Tag