Gigabit LAN is still going to be the standard inside the house. You COULD install 10GB NICs in all your desktop PCs and go that route, but I doubt it'd be worth it.
What you do with the connection really depends on how you're using it. If you're just streaming video and games and such and getting 2GB because you can, then it doesn't matter. Just know you can get a full 1Gb to 2 PCs at once. You'd never see the difference in going to 10GB NICs in that case.
If you're using this for a business or something, then install a 10GB NIC in your main server and your router, and enjoy the extra bandwidth.
I believe getting a full 1Gb to 2 PC's at once wouldn't be right, depending on what router he's using. Most residential routers (unless he's getting something special) "just" have a 1Gb port for the internet.
That being said, WHY 2Gb internet?! Unless your reason is because you can, then, in that case, carry on good sir. You carry the hell outta that on, good sir.
My setup is a big different that yours, I have a work network and a home network. My work network connects to the house from our colo space via a 2Gb MetroE connection. I am using a Cisco 6503 with 10GbE interfaces, my servers at the house all are on 10GbE. You can pick the 6503's up reasonable on eBay these days.
Damn, we implemented UC across our network about 4-5 years ago. If i had known at the time, we probably would have been interested in consulting with you.
ahh shit, if you own the company that makes sense!
I have a rather large lab at the house as well. while I don't connect directly to the CoLo, I have a DMVPN connection. thanks for the pointer in the router. I have a 2901 and was looking at the 4321 series (replacement of the 2900's).
how loud is your 6503?
I work for a company.. it's not just me. if you ever need UC help LMK... would be happy to PM you few sales reps names to get the ball rolling. Hopefully your still enjoying the UC system. rock solid IMO but I'm sure you could say about most the systems these days.
Ah, got your post with VRT's confused. Yeah we like it, but the UC shit can get pretty complicated. I don't mess with it much other than configuring the routers, firewalls, and switches to work with the UC stuff. I'll let you know if we ever need any help, but so far it's running pretty smooth.
UC = ucs? If so it was a god send compared to hp blade chassis. But try watching 3 full racks of ucs gear reboot one side for firmware and fi upgrades. Seeing 1000+ errors is not fun even if it's only for a bit lol