10 Gigabit networks are now super-affordable

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Netgear just announced a 16-port network switch, the XS716T (catchy name, huh?) that offers 16 ports of wire-speed 10 Gigabit connections for about $100 per port.  They already had a smaller switch, the XS708T, that costs well under $1000. Both of these switches let a workgroup edit HD and even 4K media off of shared storage, without time-consuming local copies to hard drives or RAIDs. This is a pretty major change from the days when 10 Gigabit switches cost upwards of $10,000, and means that the widespread availability of video editing for small teams is only going to accelerate.  Netgear’s webinar announcing the new switches (as well as larger stackable configurations) is viewable at this link.

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