Your data center may never look like this, with miles of cabling strewn across countless racks, but this could be your 10 GbE future as device prices fall toward parity with 1 GbE. Rest assured, though, that by the time it does, today’s transition will already be repeating itself with 40 Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco, Mellanox, and others already have product shipping, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet is on the horizon. In fact, Cisco conducted its first 100 GbE field trial in April 2011. The distant future of your data center may be closer than you think.