i am in the need of buying a rack server which will serve static video files to users. Each video file will be between 30MB and 50MB and we expect up to 16k concurrent users. I was looking for servers and i found some nice ones from HP and DELL but i am kinda lost when looking at the network card specs. I know that i will need about 2000Mbit uplink but i cant figure out how to read that out from the network card specs. And what the important values are.
Lets take this one: Broadcom® NetXtreme II 57710 Single Port 10GBase-T NIC with TOE and iSCSI Offload, PCIe-8
What does 10Gbase mean? 10Gbit? 10Gbyte?
Well, maybe someone can enlighten me a bit :-)
P.S. The servers (approx. 5) will be placed in a huge server farm, so the bottleneck will definitly be my own hardware ;-)
P.S. OS - CentOS , NginX web server