IP traffic is predicted to grow 10 fold in less than 10 years. This fact alone speaks to why even incremental increases in Ethernet speeds are important. The ever-rising demand for data is driven by cloud services and already can be seen in early Internet of Things devices. This trend helped lead to development of the 25 Gigabit Ethernet data rates. Even though the technology is rather new, in the two years since the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium was created, server and switch vendors have already launched devices into the market.