Author Archives: Aria Zhu

SFP Port vs RJ45, Which is Good for Switch Cascading?

Gigabit switch that offering greater speeds and compatibility has gained in much momentum in the field of networking. And with the unceasing demand for more bandwidth, the network will grow to the point that we need to connect several gigabit switches … Continue reading

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Mini GBIC vs SFP: Is It the Same?

We’ve got very familiar with GBIC transceiver: short for gigabit interface converter, it is developed in 2000 as a hot swappable transceiver that commonly used in Gigabit Ethernet and Fiber Channel. But as the demand for higher bandwidth and transmission … Continue reading

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VXLAN vs VLAN: Which Is the Best Fit for Cloud Data Center?

Traditional VLAN links have been proven insufficient to cope with rigid requirements of cloud providers – as they are reaping significant benefits by stretching Layer 2 over Layer 3 network to build large multitenant data centers. VXLAN (Virtual Extensible Local … Continue reading

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Cisco FEX: Extending the Boundaries of Data Center Fabric

Cisco FEX, or Fabric Extender technology makes the central part of Cisco’s data center strategy. With its Nexus 2000 FEXes as the representative, Cisco FEX functions to extend the switching fabric of the core and aggregated switches – Nexus 5000/7000 … Continue reading

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InfiniBand Tutorial: What’s It and How It Works?

In today’s high speed information era, more and more people are expecting much for high bandwidth and low latency, which are the two most common parameters used to compare link performance. To cater to most people’s requirements, InfiniBand is designed … Continue reading

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