Hi, I'm new to this board and was wondering if anyone could help me out with this question. I recently built a SQL server for my company with the following specs; 2 Xeon 3.06, 4 GB memory (expandable to 16), Rocket drive, Various arrays for data, SQL enterprise edition, Dual Cu Gigabit NICs. The question I have it this, the software title we use for production is made by Kodak and is very, very poorly written. To do a basic function each workstation contacts the database a minimum of 7 times. Compound that with ~50 workstations and the transactions amounts are huge, on the level of 20 million transactions in one hour. At the present time it is on the network with a single Gigabit connection to a cisco 3550 switch. The gigabit line is saturated, there is no decrease in traffic around the clock as that plant works 3 shifts. I plan on have the network admin connect the other port and try to load balance the Nics, but I am starting to think that may not be enough. What kind of connection would you recommend? I priced out some 10Gb equipment, but the price is currently staggering. Any suggestions?